The American Council on Germany’s annual McCloy Awards Dinner pays tribute to American and German leaders who have played instrumental roles in the mutually beneficial relationship between our countries while also celebrating the thriving partnership between Germany and the United States. The evening is a special opportunity for participants to network with the many business and government leaders who come to the dinner from throughout the United States and Germany. Tables and seats are available for purchase; content in the dinner program and participation in a VIP reception are included at designated levels of giving. Click here to read more about the most recent dinner.
The John J. McCloy Awards, first presented in 1993, are named in honor of John J. McCloy, the founding Chairman of the American Council on Germany and the first civilian U.S. High Commissioner for Germany after World War II. Hundreds of members of the American and German business community and dignitaries are in attendance each year.
Past and current honorees have included the chief executives of JPMorgan Chase, Daimler, Pfizer, Deutsche Bank, BMW, Merrill Lynch, Siemens, Morgan Stanley, Exxon, Commerzbank, Bayer, Tenneco, Honeywell, BASF, Dow, Microsoft Corporation, and Deutsche Post.
John J. McCloy was described by German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1996 as “a farsighted man who made a decisive contribution towards the development of democracy and the market economy” in Germany. Chancellor Kohl also proclaimed that “the German-American friendship has been one of the pillars of Germany’s foreign policy” since the early years of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is a commitment to the German-American agenda that is honored by the McCloy Awards.
Funds raised by the dinner are used to support and expand the programs and activities of the American Council on Germany, including policy discussions in New York and at the Eric M. Warburg Chapters across the country, Young Leaders conferences, and various fellowships.