Media & Awards

Frank receiving a Doctor of Public Service from The Ohio State University.

As a  Keynote speaker, Frank brings with him a wealth of knowledge from ample life experiences which have been recognized by institutions and individuals throughout the country.

Recent Awards and Recognitions


Frank Shankwitz received the President's Call to Service Award. The President's Call to Service Award is awarded by the President of the United States to people who have completed more than 4,000 hours of community service.

June, 2019

President's Call to Service Award


The Walk of Stars honored "one of the greatest humanitarians of all time", the Founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Frank Shankwitz, with the 88th star dedication ceremony on Saturday June 15, 2019.

June, 2019

STAR on Las Vegas Walk of Fame


Frank Shankwitz Day Proclamation by City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego on June 15th, 2019.

June, 2019

Frank Shankwitz Day Proclamation


Frank was presented with and Honorary Doctorate Degree of Law from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI following his commencement address. 

May 2019

St. Norbert College Honorary Doctorate Degree


Bradley President Gary Roberts presented Frank with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award following his speaking events on the campus focusing on the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

November 2018

Bradley University Entrepreneur of the Year

Media Appearances

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"The Doctors" - 11-01-2019

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"BBC Sounds - The Making of the Wish Man - 10-26-2019


"No Excuses Podcast" with Jon Taffer - 10-08-2019

"In the Limelight with Clarissa Burt" - 10-02-2019


"Good Day LA" on Fox 11 Los Angeles with Larry Wilcox - 09-26-2019


"Local 5 Live" on Local 5 (WFRV) Green Bay - 05-13-2019

Greg Reid

Best Selling Author, Film Maker, Founder of The Secret Knock, Forbes Top 10 Speaker

Frank is one of the most passionate, dynamic speakers to come along in years.

Dr. Steve Taubman

Corporate Keynote Speaker

What moves me the most is Frank’s generous heart and his conviction that anyone can be a hero… 

Eric Swanson

Best Selling Author, Speaking Coach

Frank is a true inspiration to all. If you're looking for a beautiful message from a beautiful messenger, look no further. Frank is welcome to join my stages throughout the world any day of the week...


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