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About Me

I grew up in Peoria, Illinois in a loving family of passionate caregivers and innovative strivers. My father, Marvin Goodman, a businessman with a big heart, embodied the solid values he instilled in me and my big sister, Susan. Our mother, Ellie Goodman, a Girl Scout leader and community activist, lit up rooms with her vibrant smile and lived her faith with daily acts of loving kindness. Mom was a fundraising marvel, part of the army of everyday people who supported scientists in their search for a polio vaccine in the 1950s. Trooping along with her, Suzy and I witnessed the powerful chemistry of caring and action, and it shaped our lives.

The Book

For sisters and survivors, for anyone who’s ever been lost and found, for every book club that thrives on lively discussion and every reader in search of a riveting emotional journey. For anyone who’s ever wondered, “Who was the real Susan G. Komen?” This is my story and the story of my sister, Suzy.

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Honoring the Memory of Those Lost on September 11

Today President Bush gave the most touching speech at 9/11. He acknowledged the power, perseverance, humility, and humanity of the nation he knows. One that continues to live on inside all of us. Two decades ago I was prepared to depart for Budapest, to serve all Americans as their voice and representative as Ambassador to […]

Newsmax Magazine Column: Art Makes World A Safer Place

Newsmax Magazine | September 2021 Issue Column Twenty years ago this month, the September 11th terrorist attacks changed our world forever. In the years that followed we delivered justice to those who threatened our safety and way of life. But I also know many of us continue to confront the sadness of that fateful day. […]

Promise Fund Mammography Screening Center at FoundCare Exceeds Goal by Screening More Than 1000 Patients in Less Than 1 Year

Aug 31, 2021 Link to Story at South Florida Hospital News The Promise Fund Mammography Screening Center at FoundCare in West Palm Beach recently screened their 1000th patient. The milestone comes less than a year after the new service at FoundCare opened in late October 2020, far exceeding the two nonprofits’ initial goals. Of those screened, […]

Reputable Organizations That Support Afghan Refugees

The amount of time that elapsed between Sept. 11, 2001 and my arrival in Budapest could be measured in days, if not hours. My charge, as America’s Ambassador to Hungary, had been altered since the time of my confirmation by the Senate weeks earlier. The attacks on our homeland, conceived and directed from Afghanistan, redefined […]

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Nancy interviews national leaders to recognize their accomplishments, identify solutions and chart a course forward for America.

Speaking Engagements

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker has given speeches around the world – from the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to business leaders in Moscow, Russia and at annual meetings of our nation’s largest companies. Her inspiring story of leading the global breast cancer movement from a promise made to her sister resonates with so many looking to transform businesses and organizations. In front of countless audiences big and small, she has shared her fascinating experiences and stories as our nation’s top diplomat in Hungary in the weeks and months immediately following 9/11 and as the United States Chief of Protocol under President Bush where she had the intimate opportunity to walk the halls of the West Wing and White House Residence as she managed protocol and social matters for visiting heads of state and government.

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