The Georgia Public Policy Foundation was founded by Hank McCamish to advance free-market strategies and opportunities with good ideas based on sound information and analysis in an environment free of personal attacks. McCamish passed away in 2013. Gordon Beckham spoke about his father’s life and legacy during our 2014 Annual Dinner.
“It is indeed an honor for me to have an opportunity to say a few a words about my dad, Hank McCamish, founder of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. An extraordinary father and role model, a loving husband, a proud grandfather, legendary insurance executive, a man of ironclad faith, and a generous philanthropist,” said Beckham.
“He married my mother when I seven years old. What a blessing for her and me. He was truly an incredible man, one of those larger than life individuals whose mere presence transformed the nature of any gathering, whether it’s a business function or a social function. And let me be crystal clear, his was a presence of quiet gravitas, not self-promotional fanfare.”
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been doing important work for the free enterprise movement for the past 20 years. I can assure you from the vantage of a non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C. with much the same principles as GPPF that the work we do simply would not be possible if it were not for the important work that GPPF does. We see it, we understand it, it is an inspiration to us, it is the kind of thing that will translate into the important work that we can do in Washington, D.C. We thank you very much for that.