October 18, 2010: growth[period] was proud to participate in the 9th Annual Golf Tournament & Auction for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)at the Washington, D.C. Trump National Golf Club. The Golf Tournament & Auction was held to raise critical funds for NCMEC, a non-profit organization established in 1984 to build coordinated, national response strategies to address the problem of missing and exploited children, establish a missing children hotline, and serve as a national clearinghouse for information related to these issues.
As in past years, growth[period]’s CEO Courtney Banks served on the committee for the golf tournament and auction, and lead a team of growth[period] employees in acquiring first-class vacations, exclusive entertainment packages, and signed sports memorabilia for the auction. growth[period] was also a Bronze Sponsor of the tournament and will have a foursome playing golf. growth[period] strongly supports NCMEC, which spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children, and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, endangerment, and sexual exploitation. NCMEC is the #1 National Resource for Child Protection, and, since its start in 1984, it has increased the national missing child recovery rate from 62% to 96%.
November 12, 2010: AFCEA and the March of Dimes joined together to present the “Heroines in Technology” black-tie awards gala, and growth[period] CEO Courtney Banks was proud to be nominated as a finalist for the award. The awards honor women in the technology field for their devotion to community service, and recognize women employed in State, Federal, or Local government who exhibit extraordinary volunteerism in their endeavors.
For her outstanding achievements in the community, including supporting such organizations as Hope for the Warriors and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, growth[period]’s CEO Courtney Banks was selected as one of the Heroines in Technology Awards finalists. Additionally, growth[period] supported the event with a “Dinner Sponsorship,” which benefited the March of Dimes, the country’s leading nonprofit organization championing the needs of mothers and babies to ensure healthy births. The March of Dimes mission affects more people annually than juvenile diabetes, breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer combined, and growth[period] is proud to support their cause.
February 26, 2011: growth[period] is proud to annouce our support for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 15th Annual Joker’s Wild Casino Night, which took place at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia. This Casino Night raised funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which works to cure cystic fibrosis and provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality care.
The evening’s highlights included gambling games, and silent and live auctions, and the funds raised through these activities went towards the Foundation’s work to support a broad range of research initatives to tackle the disease from all angles and find a cure. growth[period] was honored to attend the event, and was a charitable donor to the cause.
March 2011: growth[period] supported the LIVESTRONG Foundation, which works tirelessly to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. The Foundation was established in 1997, and is focused on helping cancer survivors, caregivers, and health care professionals find innovative solutions to the day-to-day concerns and challenges they face.
Among LIVESTRONG’s landmark milestones was the 2009 LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit, which brought together more than 500 world leaders, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and advocates who were working to reduce the burden of cancer in their communities. NSAWW provided a charitable contribution to LIVESTRONG.
March 2011: growth[period] supported the American Cancer Society (ACS), the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States. ACS has spent over $4 billion on cancer research since it was founded in 1946, and this research helped to confirm the link between cigarettes and lung cancer, established the link between obesity and multiple cancers, and developed drugs to treat leukemia, among other accomplishments. The organization funds external research projects through grants and scholarships, and conducts its own research into cancer epidemiology, surveillance, and health policy. growth[period] donated to ACS in 2011.
April 14, 2011: growth[period] sponsored the Hope For The Warriors’ Second Annual Black Tie “Got Heart, Give Hope” Gala and “Hope & Courage” Award Ceremony at Union Station in Washington, D.C. In keeping with its mission to enhance the quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty, Hope For The Warriors held this event to benefit and honor wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
Television and movie actor Gary Sinise presented Hope & Courage Awards to representatives from each branch of the military, family members of wounded and fallen, and two suicide survivors. growth[period] participated as a Gold Sponsor, and growth[period] CEO Courtney Banks and Board Member Chet Lunner served on the Got Heart, Give Hope Gala Honorary Committee.
May 11, 2011: growth[period] is pleased to announce that we sponsored the 2011 Max Muscle Virginia Celebrity Golf Invitational, which took place in Dulles, Virginia and which raised funds for the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation. The Foundation was established in 2001 to honor Johnny Michael Spann, a CIA officer who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan, by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to assist the families of CIA officers who died in the line of duty.
Former Washington Redskins Legend Ken Harvey served as the event’s Celebrity Chair. growth[period] sponsored a foursome at this golf invitational.
June 5, 2011: growth[period] was pleased to sponsored a client on this year’s National Capital Tour de Cure in Reston, Virginia. The National Capital Tour de Cure is a part of the larger Tour de Cure, a series of fundraising cycling events held in 43 states nationwide, and the funds raised benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which works to prevent and cure diabetes.
Last year, more than 50,000 cyclists in 80 Tour events raised $17 million to support the ADA’s mission. growth[period] sponsored this year’s National Capital Tour.
June 6th, 2011: The 21st Annual Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF) Mike Considine Charity Golf Outing took place on Monday, June 6th, 2011 at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, and growth[period] was the proud sponsor of a hole. The DSF provides timely financial support and charitable contributions to members of the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, security professionals, and others in the law enforcement and foreign affairs communities. The annual Charity Golf Outing raises more than $50,000 a year, which is used to provide support for DS Special Agents, local and foreign police professionals, and their families. In addition to golf, the day included an awards luncheon and a raffle. growth[period] was a Silver Sponsor of the outing and played in the tournament.
May 23, 2012 – growth[period] supported Hope for the Warriors third annual “Got Heart, Give Hope” Gala. The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.