Seattle, Wash., Sept.
27, 2017 — During the Coast Guard Foundation's
Pacific Northwest Awards in Seattle Sept. 13, 2017, Stein Kruse, Group Chief
Executive Officer Holland America Group and Carnival U.K., was recognized for
his commitment to the organization.
The event was held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, and
those attending were invited to tour a Coast Guard vessel and watch a live
rescue demonstration following the ceremony.
"Thank you to the Coast Guard Foundation for this humbling recognition," said
Kruse. "The men and women of the United States Coast Guard faithfully serve our
country, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with an organization
that makes sure those who take care of us are taken care of in the most
Kruse, a member of the Coast Guard Foundation Board of Trustees for 15 years,
was honored alongside Steve Scalzo, a 30-year member of the Board of the Coast
Guard Foundation. Kruse has been a leading force behind the growth and success
of the Pacific Northwest Awards, which has raised more than $2.5 million for
Coast Guard Foundation programs.
"We are grateful for Stein's steadfast support of the Coast Guard
Foundation," said Susan Ludwig, president. "His leadership and
commitment make a real difference for Coast Guard members and their families
here in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the country."
About the Coast Guard
Since its inception in 1969, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to
inspiring leadership, learning and a proud legacy of service to our nation by
supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and their
families. The Foundation provides higher education grants to enlisted
personnel, reservists and their children; financial support for college to
families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty; relief to Coast Guard
families who have lost possessions in natural disasters; and support for morale
programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented
The annual Pacific Northwest Awards honor the heroic efforts performed in the
Pacific Northwest over the past year and recognize the service of those who
enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment. The
event also raises funds to support the Coast Guard Foundation's important
projects and programs that seek to improve the lives and performance of Coast
Guard members, their families and Coast Guard Academy cadets.
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