America, The Indispensable Nation

(July Column: Newsmax Magazine) There are few events in public life that are more powerful and uniquely American than a naturalization ceremony. The process by which an applicant may become a naturalized U.S. citizen isn’t easy. It requires a commitment to hard work along with a demonstrated grasp and adherence to the ideals of our […]

Nancy G. Brinker Statement on Hungary’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

On June 15, Hungary’s parliament passed legislation banning the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, amid strong criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties. In response, former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary (2001-2003) and Presidential Media of Freedom recipient (2009) Nancy G. Brinker released the following statement: “Hungary’s propaganda […]

D-Day 77th Anniversary Column (Newsmax Magazine)

June 6, 2021 June 6 marks the 77th anniversary of the Allied landing at Normandy. Also known as D-Day, troops from a dozen countries, including more than 150,000 American, Canadian and British forces, landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France. They fought bravely and with a sense of unyielding determination to […]

Statement on the Passing of Buffy Cafritz

     This week, I was saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend Buffy Cafritz, a dedicated and transformational philanthropist whose legacy will leave a lasting impact upon so many of our nation’s greatest cultural institutions. While I will miss Buffy terribly, I am also strengthened by the authentic manner in which […]

Recognizing the Principled Leadership of Rob Portman

The following op-ed ran in the April 2021 print edition of Newsmax Magazine.  The Republican Party stands at its lowest ebb of federal power in more than a decade. The last time Democrats assumed control of both chambers in Congress and the White House was in 2009. As we now know, their majorities would be […]

A New Administration Must Confront Long-Held Challenges

The following op-ed appeared in February’s print edition of Newsmax Magazine.  America is a large, complex and diverse nation in the midst of monumental change. February marks the first full month of a new Administration and new Congress. In order for them to be successful, our newly elected leaders must also be energized to confront […]

Nancy Brinker Statement on the Passing of George P. Shultz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2021 “George P. Shultz was, unquestionably, one of the most consequential Americans of the 20th century. A world-renowned diplomat who never shirked his duty, Secretary Schultz’s quiet greatness was displayed as a three-time cabinet secretary, business executive, economist, victorious Cold Warrior and decorated United States Marine during World War II. […]

Nancy Brinker Statement on Veterans Day

November 11, 2020 “We celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the armistice that brought an end to World War I. A peace, albeit temporary in nature, that began on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It was true then as it is today, that the greatness of our nation […]

Nonprofit opens mammography screening center in West Palm Beach

The Promise Fund Mammography Screening Center aims to help underserved women get care. The Palm Beach Post – October 27, 2020 Nancy Brinker made her sister a promise 40 years ago — and because she did, Susan G. Komen, as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is now known, has taught the world about […]