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The Center for Security Policy’s Board of Regents has become one of the organization’s most formidable force-multipliers.  Since the Board’s founding in New York City in January 2003, its distinguished members have served as a valuable means of providing financial support for the Center’s mission and programs and amplifying that work across the nation and internationally.

The Center’s Regents are distinguished leaders in their respective communities.  Their advice and support have been critical to the growth of the Center during the past eight years, together with their tireless efforts to bring our work to the attention of new and influential audiences, and in securing the resources needed to perform our many tasks.

These goals are achieved by facilitating interactions between business and community leaders and the Center’s personnel and associated security policy practitioners.  Such interactions occur at the monthly breakfast/lunch meeting series held at the Women’s National Republican Club in New York. In addition, the Board sponsors each year two major events in New York: The Freedom Flame Award Dinner held in June and the Mightier Pen Award Luncheon held in the late Fall.

Members of the Board of Regents have also been instrumental in arranging events sponsored by the Center or in concert with other organizations that help promote the Center’s ideas and initiatives.  For example, Center personnel have been frequent speakers at prestigious forums in New York and the Tri-State area, including the Women’s National Republican Club, the America-Israel Friendship League, the Chaos Club, and a number of civic and religious institutions.  The Center has also co-sponsored events with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Organization of American Ambassadors.  The Center’s commitment to forging collaborative relationships with like-minded organizations has resulted in partnerships with Keep America Safe and the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Policing Terrorism.

Since its founding, the Board of Regents has become an indispensable part of the Center’s success.  For this, we are especially grateful to our Founding Regents, including Eugene Grant, David Luke, Nina Rosenwald, Ebby Moussazadeh and the late Terry Elkes.  Mr. Elkes become the first chairman of the Board of Regents in mid-2004 and was succeeded in  late 2005 by Miles Prentice.

The Board is increasingly attracting interest from business and community leaders from all around the country.  We are very pleased to welcome appointments for 2011 in two new leadership positions that better reflect this broader representation: National Chairman, Mr. Jack P. London, and New York President, Mr. Thomas A. Connolly.

We are excited at the prospect of still further expanding the Board’s membership and building it into a truly national force-multiplier for the Center for Security Policy and the cause of freedom.

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