Annual Clambake


2023 Clambake & Soldier-Citizen Award Ceremony
and Leadership Symposium


Clambake & Soldier-Citizen
Award Ceremony
Thursday, September 21
6:00  – 9:30 p.m. ET

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Leadership Symposium*
Friday, September 22 
8:00 a.m. – Noon ET

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
*This event is CE eligible


Please join us for an inspiring evening as we support our mission to empower
those who serve while we honor this year’s Soldier-Citizen Award recipient,

Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.).


Admiral Mike Mullen truly exemplifies the values of a soldier and a citizen. As a soldier, he has given over 40 years of military service to our nation at the highest levels of leadership. As a citizen, he has done significant work in the financial services industry, held numerous board positions with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, taught national security decision-making policy, ethics, and leadership, and has received many distinguished awards. Much of his work with non-profit organizations is related to assisting military veterans and their families. It was an honor to nominate Admiral Mullen for this award in recognition of his sacrifice, success, and service.”

~John M. Howard, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services

Hosted by the American College Center for Military and Veterans Affairs, the Clambake is our premier fundraiser and networking event that garners generous support and has allowed 1,500+ deserving veterans, active-duty servicemembers, and their spouses to receive full scholarships to programs offered by The College.

  • Grow through connection with colleagues and friends in support of those who serve.
  • Celebrate the sacrifice, service, and selflessness demonstrated by Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.), in a patriotic award ceremony and salute.
  • Uplift through a community dedicated to empowering those who serve with full scholarships to designation and degree programs. In addition, providing Career Services for those who are in transition.

This year’s Clambake will be emceed by Tracey C. Jones, PhD, author, speaker, veteran, publisher, podcaster, and international leadership expert, who currently serves as president of Tremendous Leadership and T3 Solutions.

Benefit from thought leaders when you attend our leadership symposium the following morning.


Register today!

9th Annual Clambake and Soldier-Citizen Award Ceremony
$150 per person and $100 for each additional guest

9th Annual Clambake and Soldier-Citizen Award Ceremony and Leadership Symposium Bundle
$225 per person and $150 for each additional guest

Leadership Symposium
$75 per person



Demonstrate Your Commitment to Those Who Serve

We’ve been here for military families for over 10 years and our roots go deeper. The American College of Financial Services has set the standard for financial services professionals for over 95 years. Funded entirely from empowering donations by individuals and organizations, the Center for Military and Veterans Affairs offers life-changing career transition support and opportunities for those who have honorably served in the Armed Forces.


Make your gift by August 15th to be included in the Clambake Program Booklet!

Become a Sponsor

Please contact Anne Marie Gallagher, CAP®, CFRE, at or 610-526-1339 for more information.

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