Virtual Event Will Raise Funds for Coast Guard Members and Their Families

Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today plans for the 5th Annual Texas Salutes the Coast Guard, held in a virtual format November 12, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time. Port Houston is being honored for its steadfast support of the Coast Guard Foundation, and its meaningful partnerships across the maritime and supporting community. 

The event committee chair is Judith Roos, Coast Guard Foundation Director. Keynote remarks will be delivered by ADM Karl Schultz, USCG, Commandant of the Coast Guard and VADM Charles Ray, USCG, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. The emcee for the evening will be Reggie Rivers, former Denver Bronco and benefit auctioneer. 

Mission spotlights will include the Foundation’s 2020 scholarship program, which awarded more than $500,000 to deserving Coast Guard children who are enrolled in higher education, as well as recent emergency relief support to Coast Guard members and families impacted by Hurricane Laura in Texas and Louisiana.

Lead sponsors include: ABS, AET Inc., Limited, Cheniere Energy, ConocoPhillips, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Jones Walker LLP, Phillips 66, Port Houston, SeaRiver Maritime and Teekay Shipping (USA), Inc.

“We are grateful, during this challenging year, for the continued partnership of our sponsors and supporters like Port Houston,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “The brave men and women of the Coast Guard are vital to the safety and livelihood of all Texans. We look forward to joining with people and organizations from all over Texas who are eager to say thank you to these incredible individuals.”

“We are grateful to be honored at this year’s Texas Salutes the Coast Guard event,” said Roger Guenther, executive director, Port Houston. “We work closely with the Coast Guard year-round as they protect the Houston Ship Channel, and we know the immense value they provide to that waterway, our region and our nation. We are proud to join the Coast Guard Foundation as they honor the men and women of the Coast Guard who help keep us safe every day.”

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About The Coast Guard Foundation
The Coast Guard Foundation is committed to ensuring all Coast Guard members and families have the resources they need to build resilience throughout their lives. Founded in 1969, we’re a vital partner to the Coast Guard—tackling the toughest challenges confronting our heroes and strengthening the entire community. Coast Guard members sacrifice so much to protect our nation. We must stand together and show them our appreciation so they can remain always ready. Join us at

About Port Houston
For more than 100 years, Port Houston has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the greater Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the U.S. nation. The Port of Houston supports the creation of nearly 1.35 million jobs in Texas and 3.2 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling $339 billion in Texas – 20.6 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product (GDP) – and total of $801.9 billion in economic impact across the nation. For more information, visit the website at