On behalf of the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees and the staff, I would like to wish each of you a very joyous and fulfilling holiday season. My family will celebrate Christmas together as I know a number of will as well. Some will celebrate other holidays of the season with your own personal meanings. I hope that each of you get to spend time during this wonderful season remembering our blessings, enjoying family and friends, and recharging for the year to come. Please remember to take a few moments and remember our military members around the world that stand watch in an ever increasingly dangerous world.
As the year comes to a close, we remember the significant events of 2015. The CGSC Foundation had another successful year and as we head into our 10-year anniversary in 2016, we have planned a busy year in support of the development of leaders of character and competence for service to the nation. I want to thank our Board of Trustees, our staff and those of you that have given of your time, talent, and treasure to help us realize our goals. Without your support, we could not have conducted events such as the Pershing Great War Lecture Series, the 6th Annual Ethics Symposium, the Academic Awards for Excellence, the youth reading programs, the International Officer Gala and all of the other fine programs that we’ve become known for. We look forward to another great year and hope that you will join us in our mission.
I would note that it’s always the right time to help with our mission through your tax-deductible donation. We have received a very positive response from our annual appeal that we sent out in November. – A large number of you have re-committed to supporting the Foundation and we’re pleased that you wish to support our mission through your generosity. For those of you that wish to make a donation for 2015, there is still time. We have several ways that you can donate and still have it count for this tax year. You can donate on line here or you can send a check dated prior to Dec. 31, 2015. The Congress just passed and the President signed a new tax law making certain tax-deductible options from your IRA permanent, so you can check with your tax professional for details. It’s never too late to help with our mission no matter how big or small. I want to thank you in advance for your support.
Finally, I want to personally wish each of you the best of health, success, and happiness in the New Year! Celebrate wisely and stay safe. I’m looking forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.
Chief Executive Officer
CGSC Foundation, Inc.