As part of the Obama Administration's focus on encouraging volunteerism, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk accompanied President Obama to Texas A&M University in Bryan College Station, Texas to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Points of Light Institute.
While at Texas A&M, Ambassador Kirk participated in the Presidential Forum on Service where he discussed his volunteer experiences and encouraged people to use volunteerism to make a difference in the lives of others. The panelists included Ambassador Kirk; former Senator Sam Nunn, Melody Barnes, director of the Domestic Policy council, and Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation. The panel was moderated by Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and former head of CNN and editor of TIME. To find volunteer opportunities near you, please visit www.serve.gov.
After leaving Texas A&M University, Ambassador Kirk traveled to Dallas, Texas where he served as the keynote speaker at The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce's 83rd Annual Awards Gala.