National Consumers League

2010 Trumpeter Award recipients announced


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The National Consumers League is pleased to announce that Surgeon General Vice Admiral Regina Benjamin, M.D., and "Compensation Czar" Kenneth Feinberg will receive this year's Trumpeter Awards on Thursday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Please join us as we honor these two distinguished advocates for their commitment to serving consumers nationwide. NCL will also honor Consumer Federation of America's Jean Ann Fox, a lifelong consumer champion, with our Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award.


Support the Trumpeter Awards Dinner


NCL offers several giving levels, as well as individual tickets, for the Trumpeter Awards Dinner, which helps support NCL's advocacy and education efforts year-round. To learn more about the benefits of each category, contact NCL's Larry Bostian at (202) 207-2826.




  • Underwriter - $25,000

  • Consumers Circle - $15,000

  • Benefactor - $7,500

  • Patron - $5,000

  • Sponsor - $2,500

  • Friend - $1,500

  • Individual - $200

About the honorees


Kenneth Feinberg has been described as “America's Solomon,” serving multiple Presidents and Congresses in taking on the very difficult task of distributing compensation funds to those who've lost loved ones or their livelihood. In trying times, from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to the tragic Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, where he administered the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund for victims’ families, Feinberg has unfailingly gained the trust of the beneficiaries he has been called upon to serve. He has consistently demonstrated concern, patience, and a willingness to listen and learn from victims. Feinberg currently serves as the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation and as administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Unit.


As “America’s Doctor,” Vice Admiral Regina Benjamin, M.D., is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, charged with the task of providing the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health. Benjamin oversees the operational command of 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve around the world to promote, protect and advance the health of the American people. Prior to becoming the surgeon general, Benjaminfounded and served as CEO of the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Alabama. She served as former associate dean for rural health at the University of South Alabama’s College of Medicine and immediate past chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. Dr. Benjamin received the 1998 Nelson Mandela Award from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation for her work in the United States and abroad.


For additional information, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact NCL's Larry Bostian at (202) 207-2826 or larryb@nclnet.org.