On September 15, 2014 we lost a great champion and friend Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.. It was Tom Boggs who helped Mr. Anthony Pilaro create and name our Ron Brown Scholar Program. For 18 years we have been guests at the D.C. law firm of Patton Boggs when we interview future Ron Brown Scholars. Tom participated in many of those interviews and graced us with his humor, interest and unerring support. We are humbled and so proud that Tom Boggs realized, believed in, and sought to further the unique potential of each Ron Brown Scholar.
We marveled at his American Journey and brilliant life of success and paying it forward. We would not be the family we are without the input of this founding father. We are deeply saddened that he left this world too soon. To have been championed by Thomas Hale Boggs has been an extraordinary privilege.