Looney & Grossman's Richard J.
Grahn, Esq., chaired the Dinner Committee for the Inaugural First District
Awards Dinner of the Coast Guard Foundation. The event was held in the Atrium of
the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse to honor and recognize the members of the
First District Coast Guard for their service and stewardship.
"Our First District Awards Dinner brings together our partners and the
community in a proud expression of gratitude to honor and celebrate the heroic
efforts of men and women who wear the Coast Guard uniform," said Anne Brengle,
President of the Coast Guard Foundation. "This event not only shines a light on
the profound bravery and sacrifice of our maritime guardians, it raises funds to
support important Coast Guard Foundation programs and projects that enhance the
lives of Coast Guard members and their families."
Additionally, Dick presented the Coast Guard Foundation Rescuer Award to
Gerald W. Blakeley, Jr. in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the
Foundation throughout his years of service on the Foundation's Board of
The dinner was held to raise funds for important Foundation programs and
projects that seek to improve the lives and performance of Coast Guard members,
their families and Coast Guard Academy cadets.