Public Service

Public-Private Cooperation is Crucial to Positive Pandemic Response

We invited Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Concordia, Matthew Swift, to share how his organization is doing what they do best – leveraging public-private collaboration – to continue important information sharing and cooperation across its wide-reaching global community when it is needed most. As a non-profit with programming that focuses heavily on the value of networks of people and fostering collaboration and connectivity, we recognize the significance of and closely identify with Concordia’s mission, and we have been pleased to cooperate with them over the years (more details below).

A Look Inside the Graduate Fellowship Network

We hope you enjoy this vlog featuring a series of interviews conducted with a few of the Foundation’s Graduate Fellows as they attended our most recent Graduate Fellowship Conference held last September in Washington D.C.  In these conversations, we asked them to share some top takeaways on the Fellowship Program’s impact, to reflect on what it means to be a part of the Fellowship Network and to highlight what they enjoy most about the annual conference which brings together current and former Fellows from across the country. 

Churchill Solitaire: How Sir Winston’s Game Became an App

In this blog post we are delighted to share the unique story behind one of our Founder’s favorite projects, the Churchill Solitaire app, and how it ties in with our military charity focus here at the Foundation.  Read on to hear how the game’s history traces back to Sir Churchill himself and to learn why you should download it today for both a fun challenge and the opportunity to support a great cause!

Service Series: In Need of Great Public Servants

For this Service Series post, we are pleased to share some insightful reflections on public service from Tom Kilgannon, President of our military charity partner, Freedom Alliance, and current Commissioner on the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service. Below Tom provides his perspective on the essential role of public servants in the success and security of our nation.  As part of our mission here at the Foundation is to encourage public service and honor service to nation, we have been interested to review the Commission’s findings and are pleased to share this post which provides some highlights from their recently released report.

Vail Veterans Program - 15 Years of Service to Wounded Veterans and their Families

In advance of Veterans Day, we invited veteran advocate, Outstanding Civilian Service Award and Public Service Medal recipient, and Founder and Board Chair of one of our longtime military charity partners, Vail Veterans Program, to discuss the story of her organization and the important role of community in coming together to support our nation’s veterans.  In this blog feature, Cheryl Jensen discusses the inspiration behind the founding of Vail Veterans Program, shares some stories from a few special participants and reflects on the impact their programs have had over now more than 15 years in operation.   

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