CGSC Foundation Alumni, Friends, and Supporters –
While health and safety concerns continue to factor in decision making here at Fort Leavenworth, the College is planning for a return to normal operations for Academic Year (AY) 2022. The School of Advanced Military Studies’ instruction is already underway, the School of Command Preparation is executing its programmed schedule, and the Command and General Staff School will begin the CGSOC instruction on Aug. 23 with its International Flag Ceremony and Opening Day activities. Subsequently our Foundation is planning programs and events that execute our mission and support the College and the military families that are our community.
The list below reflects the events the CGSC Foundation will participate in or lead from now through December. Watch for details on our website and in various advertisements throughout the community.
Aug. 19 – Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club Super Sign-Up – The Foundation will have a table at the Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club Super Sign-Up event at the Frontier Community Center. Stop by for some special deals on Gift Shop items.
Aug. 21 – Fort Leavenworth PAIR Day – The Foundation will have a table at the Fort Leavenworth PAIR Day at the Harney Gym complex. Stop by to say hello and register for a drawing for some free Gift Shop items.
August (Specific Date TBD) – Gift Shop Ribbon Cutting – In August (watch for the date) we’ll hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate our new operation of the Gift Shop inside the Frontier Army Museum. Come visit the Fort’s wonderful Museum and check out our new Gift Shop location.
Sept. 7 – Simons Center Distinguished Lecture Series – The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center is hosting a Simons Center Distinguished Lecture Series presentation in Kansas City. This dinner event will feature Lt. Gen. (Ret.) H. R. McMaster, former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. This presentation is open to the public. Reserve your seat now on the CGSC Foundation website.
Sept. 8 – Colin L. Powell Lecture Series – The AY2022 Colin L. Powell Lecture Series presentation to the Command and General Staff College will be conducted in the Lewis and Clark Facility at Fort Leavenworth. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, 26th Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, will present.
Sept. 21 – InterAgency Brown Bag Lecture Series – Once a month, beginning Sept. 21, the noontime InterAgency Brown Bag Lecture Series (IABBLS) will be conducted in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Each date and topic will be advertised on our website. While designed to enhance the interagency education of CGSC students, IABBLS presentations are open to be public.
Sept. 21-22 – CGSCF Annual Board Meeting – The CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees will conduct its annual meeting in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
Oct. 7 – CGSC International Hall of Fame – The College will conduct the semi-annual CGSC International Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
Oct. 14 – Arter-Rowland National Security Forum – The CGSC Foundation will host the next meeting of the Arter-Rowland National Security Forum in Kansas City. After a series of successful online versions of the Forum beginning last year, this event will be the first conducted in-person. The Forum provides National Security Roundtable Alumni and CGSC Foundation trustees the opportunity to meet and continue discussions on national security topics. Details to attend will be posted at our website.
Oct. 26-27 – National Security Roundtable – The CGSC Foundation and the Command and General Staff College will host the Fall 2021 edition of the National Security Roundtable (NSRT) at the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. This Roundtable’s theme is “Global Competition: INDOPACOM.”
Nov. 8-10 – Cold War 30th Anniversary Symposium – The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center will host a symposium commemorating the 30th anniversary of the end of the Cold War. Watch our website for the symposium schedule and other details.
Dec. 18 – Wreaths Across America Day – The CGSC Foundation will participate in Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 18, to lay wreaths at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Join with Trustees, Alumni, and Supporters to honor those buried at the National Cemetery. We also encourage you to sponsor a wreath to further participate in this effort.
I encourage you to plan to attend any or all of our upcoming events and look forward to the opportunity for us to once again meet and participate in activities together.
Thank you for your support through this very challenging period. Many non-profit organizations did not survive the restrictions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. I ask that you continue to support the work of our Foundation – it really does matter. We continue to provide programs and services that positively impact the College and our community: support to international military families, youth reading programs, MWR activities, and programs that enhance the educational experience and quality of life for the CGSC students, faculty, and staff. As an IRS designated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit educational foundation, donations made to the CGSC Foundation are, depending on your personal circumstance, eligible for deduction on your taxes. We need your support now more than ever. Help us continue to provide the margin of excellence.
Roderick M. Cox
President/Chief Executive Officer
CGSC Foundation, Inc.