Honorary Committee

George Bush
President George W. Bush
Honorary Chair
Laura Bush
Laura Bush
Honorary Chair
Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton
Honorary Chair
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Honorary Chair
The Honorable Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Renée Fleming
Ellsworth Kelly
Ellsworth Kelly (1923 - 2015)
Michael Krzyzewski
Michael Krzyzewski
Robert Langer
Ralph Lauren
Eva Longoria
Captain James A. Lovell USN (Ret.)
Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer (1929-2016)
Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Eric Schmidt
Edward O. Wilson

Honorary Chairs

President and Mrs. George W. Bush

President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Members

The Honorable Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Senator from Colorado (1993–2005) and Native American leader

Renée Fleming

opera singer and soprano performing in styles from classical to rock; the first opera singer to perform at the Super Bowl (2014)  

Mia Hamm

retired soccer player, forward for the U.S. women’s national soccer team; Olympic gold medal winner; founding member of the Washington Freedom soccer team

Mellody Hobson

business executive, TV financial commentator, philanthropist; president of Ariel Investments, LLC and chair of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Ellsworth Kelly (1923 - 2015)

painter, sculptor and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, color field painting and the minimalist school 

Michael Krzyzewski

Duke University basketball coach since 1980 and coach of the U.S. men's national basketball team that won gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics

Robert Langer

MIT professor, engineer, biotechnology pioneer and inventor, founded more than 25 companies and holds more than 1,000 patents

Ralph Lauren

fashion designer and founder of Ralph Lauren Corp., which owns the Polo brand, and philanthropist

Eva Longoria

film and TV actress, producer, director, activist, businesswoman and philanthropist

Captain James A. Lovell USN (Ret.)

former NASA astronaut; member of Apollo 8 crew and commander of Apollo 13

George Lucas

film director, screenwriter and producer; created Star Wars and Indiana Jones films; nominated for four Academy Awards 

Yo-Yo Ma

cellist, performing in styles from classical to bluegrass, winner of 16 Grammy Awards; has recorded 75 albums 

Arnold Palmer (1929-2016)

golfer who has won 92 professional victories and seven major championships, including four Masters Tournaments; 2012 Congressional Gold Medal recipient

Cal Ripken, Jr.

former Baltimore Orioles shortstop and third baseman, businessman, record-holder for most consecutive games played; member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame 

Dr. Condoleezza Rice

U.S. Secretary of State (2005–2009), political scientist, presidential advisor and diplomat 

Eric Schmidt

CEO of Google (2001–2011), business leader, software engineer and philanthropist 

Edward O. Wilson

biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist, author, environmental advocate; known as the “father of biodiversity”

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Photo Credits

Renée Fleming: Decca/Andrew Eccles

Arnold Palmer: Courtesy USGA. All Rights Reserved.

E.O. Wilson: Kathleen Horton 

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