Coast Guard Foundation Honors Bouchard
- Coast Guard Foundation Chairman and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Director, Will Jenkins introduced Mr. Bouchard. (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)
- Photo: Coast Guard Foundation
- Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)
- Adm. Charles D. Michel, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard; Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation; and Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)
- Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)
- (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)
On Thursday, October 6th, 2016, Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. President & CEO Morton S. Bouchard III was honored at the Coast Guard Foundation 36th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard National Awards Dinner, in New York City.
Mr. Bouchard has been a supporter of the United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation since 1985. Through his dedication over the past 30+ years he has helped grow various programs including, education and the Fallen Heroes Scholarship program, support for USCG members both ashore and at sea, and relief for USCG members and their families during times of critical injury, or worse.
His close relationship with the United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation was recognized while surrounded by members of the United States Coast Guard and the Foundation, business partners, fellow industry executives, family and friends.
Bouchard was introduced to the stage by Coast Guard Foundation Chairman and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Director, Will Jenkins. He accepted the honor on behalf of Bouchard’s employees, “who everyday go above and beyond, 365 days a year, to provide safe transportation of the various petroleum products on the coastal waters of the United States.” His acceptance was followed with remarks which thanked Admiral Paul Zukunft, the evening’s guests; whose contributions helped make the night a record breaking success, and most importantly, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard who proudly sacrifice their lives to serve our Country and protect our waterways. He concluded with a proposal to form a committee with the cooperation of fellow industry owners and operators, the USCG, AWO and ABS, with a goal to bind the entities together and work to provide ongoing industry support for the United States Coast Guard.
Event Raises $1.2m for CGF
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, held its 36th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard, October 6 in New York, where it raised $1.2 million to support important Coast Guard Foundation programs such as the scholarship program, fallen heroes program and relief to Coast Guard members impacted by natural disasters.
At the event, the Foundation presented the National Award for Heroism to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and recognized Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation.
“Our event in New York is always a well attended and enjoyable evening,” said Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “This year, not only did we raise funds for important Coast Guard Foundation programs, but we were able to honor the crew of the Bertholf. These brave individuals do so much to protect our country and it was humbling to have so many of the crew on hand to thank in person.”