June 11, 2015

The Honorable Edwin J. Feulner

Founder of The Heritage Foundation


Guest of Honor

ICAS Annual Liberty Celebration Dinner

December 7, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cannon Caucus Room
United States House of Representatives
Capitol Hill Washington DC

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Edwin J. Feulner has been nominated for Guest of Honor for this year's ICAS Annual Liberty Celebration Dinner slated to be held in December 2015.

As such, Ed will receive ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2015 in recognition of his life-time contributions to promoting Liberty.

Dr. Feulner is Founder of The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., its Chung Ju-yung Fellow and the Chairman of its Asian Studies Center. He is the principal partner in Feulner & Associates, LLC. Ed formerly served as President of The Heritage Foundation, a position he held from 1977-2013, when he retired. He built Heritage into the largest privately supported public policy research organization ("think tank") in the world, with a staff of more than 250, $170 million in assets, and an annual budget of more than $85 million. He has close personal and professional relationships with many Members of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and current and past executive branch officials.

Ed holds a B.S. from Regis University (Denver), an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He also held graduate fellowships at the London School of Economics, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Georgetown University.

Ed serves as an advisor to the technology firm Vital Connect, Inc. in Silicon Valley, on the Board of three grant-making foundations, and of four other policy organizations. He has been an advisor to the Board of Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia, the investment bank in Hong Kong, and a former board member of Credit International Bank, NA in Washington. Ed serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hanyang University in Korea and at Hillsdale College in Michigan (effective September 2015).

Ed has received 11 honorary degrees from universities around the world, has served on seven U.S. governmental advisory boards and commissions, was a public Ambassador to the United Nations, served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and has served on the Boards of other organizations and universities. President Reagan conferred the Presidential Citizens Medal on Ed. Ed has been decorated by the governments of the Republic of Korea, the Czech Republic and Taiwan. He received the 2012 Bradley Foundation Prize for leadership.

His weekly column is distributed nationally, and Ed is the author of seven books, including The American Spirit (2012), and the New York Times best-selling Getting America Right (Random House: 2006), and a contributor to many others.

Ed and his wife, Linda, live in Alexandria, Virginia and Bethany Beach, Delaware. The couple has two adult children and three grandchildren. His full biography appears in the current editions of several Who’s Who publications.

Thank you.