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The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® serves as the national membership association for German American heritage. GAHF cultivates a greater awareness for German-speaking heritage and history through outreach efforts that deepen cultural understanding. 

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Samantha Brown to Receive 2024 Distinguished German American of the Year Award at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC on Oct. 26

 The German-American Heritage Foundation is honored to announce that television host and entrepreneur Samantha Brown will receive the 2024 Distinguished German American of the Year Award at a black tie gala on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

Brown, who is of German and Scottish descent, lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with her husband and twins, and has been hosting the Emmy-winning PBS travel show Samantha Brown’s Places to Love since January 2018. Each week, Places to Love takes viewers to little known destinations across the globe, giving them an intimate look at the people and sites that shape local culture.

Exclusive Trip to Vienna in January 2025 – Select from two different ball packages

Exclusive Trip to Vienna in January 2025 – Select from two different ball packages

Austria’s capital Vienna, once the seat of the multicultural Austro-Hungarian Empire, is a vibrant and modern city with stunning reminders of its imperial past, a lively art and theatre scene, museums, shopping, famous coffee houses and culinary delights influenced by the cuisines of Central Europe.
Hans Otto “Hank” Stoffel (1940-2024)

Hans Otto “Hank” Stoffel (1940-2024)

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Hans Otto "Hank" Stoffel who was not only a dedicated member of the German-American Heritage Foundation, but also a recipient of the 2019 Distinguished German American of the Year Award.
Tribute to Erich Ast, 2019 Distinguished German American of the Year

Tribute to Erich Ast, 2019 Distinguished German American of the Year

Erich C. Ast of New Hope, Pa. passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. on Sunday, April 28, 2024. He was 94 years old. He was the husband of 71 years to his beloved late wife, Grete. Her passing in 2022 left a large hole in his life - he missed her dearly every day.

Meet our GAHF Scholarship Winners: Katrina Klopcic and Yasmin Moule

Meet our GAHF Scholarship Winners: Katrina Klopcic and Yasmin Moule

After many months of planning under the leadership of scholarship committee chairman Daniel Villanueva, GAHF’s first vice president, the German-American Heritage Foundation announced last October that it would award two domestic scholarships to young German American students–a first in our almost 50-year history.
Berlin Airlift Exhibit to Honor 75th Anniversary

Berlin Airlift Exhibit to Honor 75th Anniversary

Post-World War II Germany was a divided and occupied country. Divided as the Allies (United States, United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union) had each claimed distinct territories which were initially administered through the Allied Control Council.
Exclusive Offer: Experience Max Raabe & Palast Orchester at Lincoln Theater

Exclusive Offer: Experience Max Raabe & Palast Orchester at Lincoln Theater

Enjoy a Live Performance by Max Raabe & Palast Orchester at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 20 at 8 pm. GAHF is partnering with the Lincoln Theater to promote his tour.

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