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2024 Aero Club of New England Godfrey L. Cabot Award Luncheon

The 2024 Godfrey L. Cabot Award
will be presented to
Frederick W. Smith
Founder and Executive Chairman of FedEx
June 7, 2024
Mr. Smith will be honored with the prestigious Cabot Award in recognition of his innovation and development of FedEx, the largest document and package transportation company in the world.

Fred Smith launched the original air to ground network, which began operations in 1973 to serve the rapidly growing high-tech, high value added sectors of the economy he predicted. The Company has since grown into a $90 billion global enterprise that serves more than 220 countries and territories.

FedEx operations include 719 aircraft, more than 210,000 vehicles, and approximately 4,800 operating facilities. More than 500,000 team members worldwide currently handle approximately 15 million shipments each day.
The Cabot Award Luncheon
to be held at
The Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
Parking, for a fixed rate of $25, is available in the Club’s own lot, located directly behind the Clubhouse at 415 Newbury Street.

Friday, June 7, 2024

11:30 am Reception (Cash Bar) 12:10 pm Luncheon Service Begins
Chicken Francaise Entree

Tickets: ACONE Members - $80 per person • Non-Members - $95 per person •
Tables of 8 available, please contact Georgia Pappas for details.
Members must log in to receive member pricing.

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Reservations are required and must be received by Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 12:00 PM.

For further information, dietary restrictions, or questions,

please contact Georgia Pappas at 781-592-9357

The Cabot Award, named to commemorate Dr. Godfrey L. Cabot (now deceased), is presented annually by ACONE to an individual, or team who has made unique and unparalleled contributions to encourage and advance aviation and space flight.

Previous recipients include Igor Sikorsky, Gen. Curtis LeMay, Gen. James Doolittle, Space Ship One Team, Col. Eileen Collins, Harrison Ford, NASA Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Team, astronauts and many notable others.

The Aero Club of New England (ACONE), the first aero club in the Americas, was organized in Boston on January 20, 1902 nearly two full years prior to the first flight of the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903 at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Friday, June 7, 2024, 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM
The Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Georgia Pappas
7815929357 (p)
Cabot Award
Registration is required before Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only