FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
FMC To Honor Lufthansa Alongside Pair Of Senators, House Members
Burr, Klobuchar, House Problem Solvers, Lufthansa Group will receive Statesmanship Awards at annual dinner
(Washington, D.C.) – The annual Statesmanship Awards Dinner hosted by FMC, an association of former Members of Congress, will recognize Lufthansa Group for their corporate citizenship this. That award will be given alongside two recognizing the efforts of U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); and the work of the House Problem Solvers Caucus.
The theme of the 22nd annual Statesmanship Award Dinner, to be held on March 27, 2019, will be “Celebrating the Spirit of Citizenship.”
The Dinner will take place at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Lufthansa is being recognized for the corporate citizenship shown in several important areas, including their continuing efforts to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. In September 2017, Lufthansa sent a freighter aircraft full of more than 80 tons of food and water to the embattled island. Prior to their work in hurricane recovery, Lufthansa created “Cargo Human Care,” an effort that sends more than four dozen doctors to Nairobi each month, helping treat more than 250 children per month.
“For us, success not only means economic achievement, but also the commitment to supporting the communities we serve and our shared environment,” said Carsten Spohr, Chairman and CEO of Lufthansa Group, who will attend the Dinner. “Thus we are both honored and humbled to receive the 2019 Statesmanship Award on behalf of over 135,000 Lufthansa Group employees who embody the spirit of good corporate citizenship around the world, both at the destinations we fly to, and in those local communities.”
Sens. Burr and Klobuchar will be honored for their combined efforts on the Secure Elections Act in the Senate. Finally, the House Problem Solvers Caucus will be recognized for their continued efforts to both improve the way Congress functions, and to create more bipartisan legislation.
“Each year, we are proud to support the men and women in Congress who focus on a bipartisan effort to improve our nation in some way,” said former U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, President of FMC. “However, it is also important to recognize the commitment to serving our society that is made by the private sector, including companies like Lufthansa. I am happy that we can recognize them alongside Senators Burr and Klobuchar, and the Problem Solvers.”
The Statesmanship Awards Dinner will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m.
Press are invited to attend, and can RSVP at the contact point listed.