Rancho Santa Fe resident named to Honorary National Committee for WWII Museum

Longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, co-founder of World of Children Award (, has accepted an exclusive invitation to serve on the Honorary National Committee for the grand opening of “The Road to Berlin: America’s Journey of Courage and Sacrifice,” at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

Other committee members include news anchor Tom Brokaw, Hank Greenberg (former chairman of AIG), John Whitehead (former deputy of state and co-chairman of Goldman Sachs), and Michael O’Neil (chairman of Citigroup).

The museum will host a special celebration from Dec. 10-12 to mark the grand opening of “The Road to Berlin: America’s Journey of Courage and Sacrifice,” a new gallery on the museum’s campus that is expected to attract worldwide attention from veterans and their families, corporate leaders and elected officials.

As a member of the Honorary National Committee for the gallery, Isaacson-Leibowitz will attend the celebration and endorse the museum’s mission to ensure future generations can learn about the American experience of World War II and understand the price of freedom.

“Our family has been honored to serve our great country in almost every major conflict since the Civil War, and we are still serving today with my nephew as a Commander in the Navy,” Isaacson-Leibowitz said. “My father, Brigadier General Clayton ‘Ike’ Isaacson, was a fighter pilot and an ACE in WWII, having served in both theaters. So it is a special honor for me and my family to be a part of this outstanding tribute by the WWII Museum to our heroes. Accompanying me on this exciting and emotional journey will be my husband, Harry Leibowitz, my mom, Nona Isaacson, and my sister and her husband, Marilyn and John Fairbairn.”

Isaacson-Leibowitz’s nonprofit, the World of Children Award, improves the lives of vulnerable children by funding and elevating the most effective changemakers for children worldwide.