The 2021 G-Man Honors was held in special remembrance on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Hear the stories of men and women of the FBI who responded to the impact sites on 9/11/01 and later faced health challenges related to their exposure.
The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) is an organization dedicated to providing support and advocacy for
active and former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
FBI Special Agents put their lives on the line every day in service of our country. The risks they take and the burdens they bear are shared by their families. Behind every FBI Special Agent is a family. And behind every family is the FBIAA.
Distinguished Service Honoree & Keynote Speakers
Joanne Pierce Misko joined the FBI in 1970 as a researcher after a 10-year vocation as a nun in New York. During her tenure with the Bureau, Misko became one of the first female supervisors at FBI Headquarters where she ran the unit in charge of new agent applications. Misko was an Agent for 22 years before retiring in 1994.
Susan Roley Malone was already a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps when she joined the FBI as a Special Agent. Malone became the first woman in the modern FBI to make an arrest. Malone was an FBI agent for seven years before rejoining the Marines and working for the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the criminal investigative arm of the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Defense.
FBIAA Charitable Funds
The G-Man Honors virtual event benefits FBIAA’s two charitable funds – the Memorial College Fund and the Membership Assistance Fund. Both of these 501(c)(3) organizations offer vital assistance to FBI families in need. Your tax deductible contribution to the Memorial College Fund and the Membership Assistance Fund will make a difference in the lives of Agents and their families.
Support the FBIAA’s two charitable funds by texting FBIAA to 50155.
FBIAA stands with FBI Agents and their families. We are able to do this important work because of your support and generosity. By contributing to our Funds, you'll help to ensure that FBIAA can be there for FBI families in the future. The Funds are tax-exempt charities under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the Funds are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Sponsor Contact: Traci Bannon
Membership and Development Director
The FBIAA Memorial College Fund
The FBIAA MCF provides scholarships for the children and spouses of deceased FBI Agents. Since its inception, the Fund has assisted more than 260 children and distributed over $8.7 million in college tuition money. For the 2019-2020 school year, 33 students received payment for 75% of their college expenses, including tuition, room, board, and books, totaling over $655,000. There are currently 60 children that are eligible but not yet in college that we are planning to assist, a number that continues to grow as the FBI community experiences more 9/11 cancer-related deaths. Of the 60 eligible children, 16 are MCF eligible due to line of duty deaths.
The FBIAA Membership Assistance Fund
The FBIAA MAF provides financial assistance to FBIAA members and their families who have been affected by sudden hardship or tragedy. The Fund has helped families make emergency travel, afford treatments for grave illnesses and injuries, purchase necessary durable medical equipment, and pay for funeral expenses.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents over more than 30 years. He oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases as well as emerging diseases. In 2020, Dr. Fauci was named to TIME Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people for his "courage and candor" in leading the national response to COVID-19.
As an HIV/AIDS researcher, Dr. Fauci conducted pivotal studies that shaped the current understanding of the disease and development of therapies and tactics for prevention. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has helped save millions of lives throughout the developing world.
Dr. Fauci is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Medicine and many other professional societies. He is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his accomplishments in science and global health, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest honor given to a civilian by the President of the United States), the National Medal of Science, and the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service.