On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® hosted its 30th Annual Council of 1000 Award & Fundraising Gala to honor the philanthropist and entrepreneur Mr. Philip Anschutz as 2016’s Distinguished German-American of the Year™. Members of Washington’s German-American community as well as friends and family of Mr. Philip Anschutz gathered at the elegant Anderson House in Dupont Circle to celebrate this momentous affair. Distinguished guests included members of the diplomatic community, German-American organizations, prominent business representatives. The featured keynote speaker was John Mack, Senior Advisor and former CEO of Morgan Stanley.
As your newly elected president, it is my pleasure and honor to serve you in this capacity, and help provide a voice to the 46 million Americans of German-speaking heritage.
As we tell our visitors at the Museum, everyone in America has an immigration story. What we do through our member clubs and individual members in all 50 states is to encourage one another to be careful stewards of the memory of how our families made their way to America, and what hopes those immigrants had for us.
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA®
Announces Board Member and Executive Committee for 2016-2017
For immediate release
The German-American Heritage Museum of the USA, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, the National
Museum of American Jewish Military History, and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
Sponsored by the Association of German-American Societies of Greater Washington, DC (AGAS) with representatives from the German Information Center and the National Park Service, celebrations were held at the German-American Friendship Garden on the National Mall in observance of German-American Day!
Happy German-American Day!
October 6, 2016
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® wishes you a happy German-American Day. Celebrated every year on October 6th, this day is dedicated to preserving the many contributions and achievements made by German-Americans to the United States.