Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Corp., will receive the 2010 George C. Marshall Foundation Award following a luncheon Nov. 16 at American Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Marshall Foundation will honor Smith for his success in building a company that has changed business around the world and for the use of FedEx resources to provide humanitarian assistance to countries and regions in need.
The Marshall Foundation Award recognizes Smith’s integrity, commitment to mission and visionary leadership in the example of George C. Marshall. The Marshall Foundation also recognizes the many efforts of FedEx to alleviate hunger and hopelessness following natural disasters such as the recent earthquake in Haiti or the tsunami in Indonesia by using company planes, air crews and other resources following the example of the Marshall Plan that assisted European countries devastated by conflict in rebuilding their nations and economies after World War II.
Past recipients of the Marshall Foundation Award have included Secretary of State Robert Gates, former President George H.W. Bush, Gen. (Ret.) Colin Powell and David Rockefeller, among others.