B. de Galvez Award

B. de Galvez AwardWith this award, the Fundacion Consejo España- Estados Unidos wants to honour and acknowledge the work, dedication, and role of those American citizens or institutions that have promoted cooperation, supported reciprocal knowledge exchange or developed initiatives that improved the relations between Spain and the United States.

This annual award, created in 2007, is named after the Spaniard Bernardo de Gálvez (1746-1786), who was the Govenor of Louisiana during the American Revolution and a personnal friend of Thomas Jefferson. He was the founder of the city of Galveston (Texas) and his actions decisively decisively to George Washington's army's triumph capturing the British forts of Baton Rouge and Natchez in 1780, besieging Fort George in Pensacola in 1781, and capturing the New Providence British naval base at Bahamas in 1782.

09/18/2015
On 18th of September H.M. the King Felipe VI presented Ford Motor Company, represented by its Chairman Mr. Mark Fields, the VI Bernardo de Gálvez Award, granted by the Fundación Consejo España –...
03/02/2015
Senator Robert “Bob” Menéndez received from His Majesty the King Juan Carlos the fifth Bernardo de Gálvez Award on March 2nd, 2015, at the residence of the Spanish Embassy to the US in Washington D.C...
12/04/2013
Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain, Richard Gardner, received the Bernardo de Gálvez Award of the Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU., for his exemplary dedication to the strengthening of ties between the...
11/22/2011
The Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos presented the third Bernardo de Galvez Award to Jonathan Brown, professor and Art historian, for his dedication of a lifetime to promote the Spanish Art...
10/02/2009
In the second edition of this Award, the Foundation chose the Hispanic Society of America for the outstanding contribution made by this institution to foster cultural ties between Spain and the USA...
09/29/2007
Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico received from Jose Ignacio Goirigolzarri, President of the Foundación, the first Bernardo de Galvez Award for his continuous work in strengthening the...