September 2014: The George Mason University School of Business invited growth[period] CEO Courtney Spaeth to become a member of their Dean’s Council, a position she eagerly accepted. The Dean’s Advisory Council is comprised of business and community leaders from a variety of industries and companies, and was formed to provide strategic guidance to the Dean as the School of Business works to align its programs with the needs of the business community.
September 2014: NSAWW CEO Courtney Spaeth was asked to join the Board of Advisors for the Truman National Security Project and Center for National Policy, partner organizations that bring together leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society to research and address issues related to US policy, global engagement, and national security.
October 2, 2014: growth[period] is proud to support Hope for the Warriors’ annual Got Heart Give Hope Gala, which honors wounded service members, their families, and the families of fallen warriors. Hope for the Warriors was founded by military wives as they witnessed the effects of war on service members and their families, and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and restoring hope for service members and military families. The annual Gala is an opportunity to recognize and honor service members’ courage and sacrifices, and growth[period] is honored to have the opportunity to be involved in this worthwhile event.
October 8, 2014: growth[period] is proud to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, which funds research to advance life-saving therapies and treatments. The Walk brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those who have been lost to the disease, and highlight the continuing need for finding cures and providing access to treatments. Funds raised through this annual event will go towards breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients, including targeted therapies that attack cancer cells and immunotherapies that rely on a patients’ own immune system to combat cancer.
October 2014: CEO Courtney Spaeth joins Marymount University’s Board of Directors.
NSAWW CEO Courtney Spaeth was asked to join the Board of Directors for Marymount University. Mrs. Spaeth accepted the position and is now a member of the Advisory Board for the University’s Intelligence Studies program, a new course designed to prepare students for careers in the Intelligence Community. As a member of the Advisory Board, Mrs. Spaeth will provide insight and guidance to ensure that the program is structured to meet the analytic needs of the US Intelligence Community and participants are ready to assume the specific responsibilities they will face upon entering the field.
October 28, 2014: growth[period] Senior Leadership was pleased to attend the Economic Club of Washington, DC’s Sponsor Appreciation Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery. The event featured speeches by David Rubenstein, co-Founder and co-Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group, and special guest Dr. G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
November 11, 2014 – growth[period] Senior Director Ryan Gilhooley was pleased to introduce Hope for the Warriors, a non-profit that works to enhance quality of life for post-9/11 servicemembers and their families, to Cora Kelly Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. Hope for the Warriors gave a presentation on the 3rd grade class in honor of Veterans Day, and discussed life with a family member in service.
November 24, 2014: growth[period] staff got in the Thanksgiving spirit by helping to prep food for DC Central Kitchen, a non-profit community kitchen that works to reduce hunger by recycling food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, service healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems. DC Central Kitchen produces 5,000 free meals per day for homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofits, and their Culinary Job Training Program was established to help unemployed men and women struggling with homelessness, addiction, and incarceration find new careers. NSAWW has volunteered with DC Central Kitchen in the past, and is proud to continue to support such a worthwhile cause.
February 2015 – growth[period] is proud to support the Foundation for Art Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), a non-profit organization that works closely with the US Department of State to contribute fine art to US embassies across the globe. FAPE supports the Department of State’s mission of cultural diplomacy and cross-cultural understanding by providing permanent works of American art from some of the United States’ greatest artists, and to date the organization has donated works by over 200 preeminent American artists to embassies in more than 140 countries. FAPE has raised more than $70M in art and monetary contributions from private donors, and is the only privately funded, public-private non-partisan partnership to work with the State Department in this arena.
February 13, 2015 – growth[period] is proud to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an organization that uses donations to fund research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care for children throughout the United States and Canada. Since its foundation in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised over $5 billion for over 170 children’s hospitals, and those funds have gone towards saving and improving as many children’s lives as possible, regardless of the reason they need care.