The Rammys Honoree: Distinguished Citizen of the Year – Jamie Kabler, Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

February 16, 2024

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Jamie Kabler is a notable figure who has made significant contributions in various fields and is a successful businessman.  He served in the White House Office of Protocol for President Gerald R. Ford, where he held the esteemed position of overseeing State Visits. This role involved overseeing and coordinating official visits by foreign dignitaries to the United States, ensuring that diplomatic protocols and etiquette were followed.


In addition to his work in the White House, Jamie Kabler is known for his personal life. He is one of four people ever married at Sunnylands, a renowned estate in Rancho Mirage, California, famous for hosting various political and social events. He is the proud father of Elizabeth Sorensen, who is a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and secretary of Desert X.


Furthermore, Jamie Kabler is the partner of Helene Galen, an influential figure in her own right. They share their passion for philanthropy and are actively engaged in supporting numerous charitable causes and organizations.


Another significant accomplishment of Jamie Kabler is founding the Best Writers Festival in America, known as the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival. This literary event brings together renowned authors, intellectuals, and literary enthusiasts to celebrate and explore the power of the written word. The festival provides a platform for discussions, lectures, and book signings, attracting a diverse audience from around the country.


Through his various endeavors, Jamie Kabler has demonstrated a commitment to public service, philanthropy, and the promotion of arts and culture. His contributions to the White House and the literary community have left a lasting impact.