2015 – Nancy Reagan Letter to the White House Fellows

Office of Nancy Reagan

October 24. 2015

Dear Friends.

I was honored to be asked to participate in this evening’s 50th anniversary celebration of the While House Fellowship Program.
It’s the sort of invitation that my husband savored but. frankly, intimidates me – the caliber of leadership potential and civic involvement that White House Fellows display is daunting.

My husband w as extremely supportive of the White House Fellows program. He understood the importance of offering citizens an opportunity to work side by side with government officials, teaching them the vital skills needed to become industry or community leaders. I vividly remember meeting some of these young Fellows at White House events or seeing them in the hall and often wondering w hat their next assignment would be. I’m sure many of you are in attendance tonight.

I’m very pleased the White House Fellows program has continued its rich and honored tradition, and I hope it will continue to do so for another fifty years. Congratulations and best wishes to all.


Nancy Reagan

White House Fellows 50th Anniversary Gala Washington. D.C.