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May 6, 2019

The COMMIT Foundation Announces Growth Strategy Including Promotion of Executive Director and Hiring of Two New Officers

SEE OUR NEWSLETTER HERE FOR DETAILS COMMIT is hiring a Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Development OfficerCOMMIT Ex...

SEE OUR NEWSLETTER HERE FOR DETAILS COMMIT is hiring a Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Development OfficerCOMMIT Executive Director named Chief Executive OfficerFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Bozeman, Montana, May 6, 2019 - The COMMIT Foundation (COMMIT) announced the latest move in the veteran service organization’s growth strategy. Anne Meree Craig, Co-Founder and formerly Executive Director, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. And, in alignment with organizational growth, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the creation and opening of two new positions - a Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a Chief Development Officer (CDO). The COO and CDO positions are open for application immediately and will remain open until May 16. The COO is responsible for overseeing day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business. The CDO is responsible for expanding and diversifying COMMIT’s donor base, working closely with the CEO, COO and Board of Directors to build a multi-year development strategy. Those interested in applying for the COO position should send a cover letter and resume to Charlie Bailey at charlie.bailey@commitfoundation.org. Those interested in applying for the CDO position should send a cover letter and resume to Maggie Collins at maggie@commitfoundation.org. 2018 was a year of tremendous growth for COMMIT. Having served almost 600 veterans and raising over $1M, the organization is realigning staff leadership to meet the demand for COMMIT services. The COMMIT Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help exceptional American servicemembers and veterans into successful roles and careers post-service. COMMIT provides individualized, high touch transition services to post-9/11 US servicemembers and veterans, helping them identify their passions, build strong networks, and leverage their skills in civilian careers. For more information, please visit www.commitfoundation.org or contact the CEO below: Anne Meree Craig Chief Executive Officer The COMMIT Foundation info@commitfoundation.org (571) 306-1323

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  • Apr 15, 2019

    The Latest Newsletter From COMMIT April 2019

    The COMMIT Foundation is excited with 2019 after our most successful year to date! See our latest NEWSLETTER that caps off activities with highlights in support of the veteran community. We are honored to play a role in the transition of our nation’s finest as they separate from military service. COMMIT continues to grow well into 2019 with exceptional workshops led by expert facilitators, veterans and veteran spouses supported by high-level executive mentors in the private sector. A special thank you to an incredible network of mentors, partners, and donors. A Team of Teams that make such a great impact on our program participants and the VSO space.

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  • Mar 2, 2019

    Phil Caruso JD/MBA '19 HBS Blog Entry

    Phil Caruso, JD/MBA '19, has served as a U.S. Air Force officer for seven years on active duty and four years in the reserve. He continues to pay his luck forward as a Co-Director of the Harvard Veterans Organization and as the Corporate Secretary of The COMMIT Foundation, at which he helps veterans find personal and professional purpose after military service. In this three-part series, Phil Caruso discusses how to set career goals after the military, how to pursue a JD/MBA, and how to get the most out of your graduate education. - Harvard Business School MBA Voices Blog See the full article here!

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  • Feb 6, 2019

    The COMMIT Foundation Welcomes 2019!

    The COMMIT Foundation is excited to kick off 2019 with workshops in Hobe Sound, FL and Bozeman, MT this week. Despite tripling our numbers served in 2018, COMMIT continuously found ways to increase the impact we had on the people we served. Tailored to every individual, the effectiveness of our approach is reflected in our survey results which include over 99% stating they would recommend COMMIT programming to a friend or colleague. Please see our 2018 Impact Report! Additionally, we are thrilled to announce the recent launch of COMMIT’s new website and Digital Library! With hundreds of new videos from COMMIT mentors located across the country and in a variety of industries, the Digital Library is an example of COMMIT’s unique ability to provide insight and perspective on the most important questions our veterans face as they transition.Thank you to all of the COMMIT Alumni and Mentors that made this possible!

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  • Nov 15, 2018

    COMMIT conducts a workshop in Bethesda, MD focused on Management Consulting

    The COMMIT Team provides another high impact workshop at Bethesda, Maryland for another Pursuing Your Purpose transition workshop for those interested in Management Consulting on November 7th and 8th. A very special thank you to BCG for hosting this event and the many mentors and coaches who facilitated in this workshop. Sixteen outstanding service members participated in the workshop where they spent time discussing their transition from service, planning their next steps, and engaging with a group of exceptional mentors with various industry and extensive background experience.

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  • Nov 10, 2018

    The Latest Newsletter from COMMIT for the 3rd Quarter

    The COMMIT Foundation releases its recent Newsletter to cap off activities for the third quarter in support of the veteran community. We are honored to serve such exceptional veterans! COMMIT gathered friends to celebrate our 5th Annual Changing the Narrative Gala in Washington, DC on November 9, 2018 that celebrated our transitioning veterans and to raise funds to support COMMIT’s transition programs. The COMMIT Foundation was highlighted in both Annual Reports for Guggenheim and Tuck’s Next Step Program at Dartmouth. Our Executive Director Anne Meree Craig pens article about Leading with Values as part of the Inaugural Stand-To Veteran Leadership Cohort with the George W. Bush Institute. Anne Meree Craig was one of 33 individuals in the inaugural Stand-To class. With our new Digital Library, COMMIT has more than doubled its pool of mentor interviews which are specially focused on the subjects that transitioning servicemembers find most difficult to overcome: COMMIT’s Digital LibrarySee our Newsletter

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  • Oct 10, 2018

    COMMIT conducts a Pursuing Your Purpose workshop in Seattle, WA!

    The COMMIT Team provides another high impact workshop at the Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle, Washington for another Pursuing Your Purpose transition workshop on October 9th and 10th. A very special thank you to the many mentors and coaches who facilitated in this event. Sixteen outstanding service members participated in the workshop where they spent time discussing their transition from service, planning their next steps, and engaging with a group of exceptional mentors with various industry backgrounds.

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  • Sep 10, 2018

    COMMIT conducts another Veterans in the Valley workshop in Menlo Park, CA!

    The COMMIT Team gathered at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, California for another Veterans in the Valley transition workshop on September 5th and 6th. A very special thank you to Andreessen Horowitz for hosting this event. Sixteen outstanding service members participated in the workshop where they spent time discussing their transition from service, planning their next steps, and engaging with a group of exceptional mentors with various industry backgrounds.

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  • Jun 4, 2018

    Mid-Year COMMIT Newsletter June 2018!

    The COMMIT Foundation releases its recent Newsletter to cap off activities for the second quarter in support of the veteran community. We are honored to work with such exceptional veterans! Much work remains to be done to bridge the civilian-military divide. COMMIT will gather friends to celebrate our 5th Annual Changing the Narrative Gala in Washington, DC to celebrate our transitioning veterans and raise funds to support COMMIT’s transition programs. COMMIT continues growth well into 2018 with more workshops around the nation led by expert facilitators, veterans and veteran spouses supported by high-level executive mentors in the private sector. COMMIT is excited to introduce vTc, veteran Transition coaching, a new software platform specifically tailored for military veterans in transition. COMMIT’s Executive Director Anne Meree Craig spoke at the Service to School Summit in San Francisco in May and is honored to participate in the Bush Institute’s Inaugural Class of Stand-To Veteran Leadership Initiative. For Information on COMMITs 5th Annual Changing the Narrative Gala or contact Maggie Collins at maggie@commitfoundation.org for any additional information, questions or details. Our Digital Library continues to grow with more content from The Interview Project See our Newsletter

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  • Jun 4, 2018

    SAVE THE DATE: Friday November 9th, 2018 - COMMIT’s Annual Changing the Narrative Gala

    The COMMIT Foundation is pleased to announce that our 5th Annual Changing the Narrative Gala will be held the evening of November 9th, 2018 at The Four Seasons in Washington, D.C. Much work remains to be done to bridge the military-civilian divide. COMMIT will gather with friends, supporters, veterans and servicemembers to celebrate our transitioning veterans and raise crucial funds to support COMMIT’s transition programs. The team at COMMIT continues to work to ensure every program participant receives the tools they need to realize their personal and professional goals post-service. It is our privilege to do this work on behalf of a grateful nation. COMMIT Annual Gala Sponsorship Packages: PLATINUM LEVEL Donation Amount: $100,000.00 Sponsor Benefits: ● Recognition as Lead Title Sponsor of Gala ● 2 COMMIT Corporate Education workshops conducted onsite at sponsor’s offices to improve corporate strategic veteran initiatives to include hiring, empowering, retaining ● Guests invited to attend private social engagement prior to VIP reception ● Guests invited to attend VIP reception Leadership ● Seating for 4 guests at Head Table ● 2 Premium tables of 10 guests each ● Opportunity to speak at the event ● On Stage recognition ● Premier logo placement on event collateral, including save the date invitation, signage, and event program ● Premier logo placement on event website ● Full-page ad on back cover of event program ● Inclusion in Press Release GOLD LEVEL Donation Amount: $50,000.00 Sponsor Benefits: ● 1 COMMIT Corporate Education workshop conducted onsite at sponsor’s office to improve corporate strategic veteran initiatives to include hiring, empowering, retaining ● Guests invited to attend VIP reception ● 1 Premium table of 10 guests ● On Stage recognition ● Preferred logo placement on event collateral, including save the date invitation, signage, and event program ● Logo placement on event website ● Full-page ad in event program ● Inclusion in Press Release SILVER LEVEL Donation Amount: $25,000.00 Sponsor Benefits: ● Guests invited to attend VIP reception ● On Stage recognition ● 1 Premium table of 10 guests ● Name listed on event collateral, including save the date invitation, signage, and event program ● Half-page ad in event program ● Name listed on event website ● Inclusion in Press Release BRONZE LEVEL Donation Amount: $15,000.00 Sponsor Benefits: ● Guests invited to attend event reception before dinner ● 1 Premium table of 10 guests ● Quarter-page ad in event program ● Name listed on event website PARTNER LEVEL Donation Amount: $10,000.00 Sponsor Benefits: ● Guests invited to attend event reception before dinner ● 1 table of 10 guests ● Name listed in event program ● Name listed on event website Please contact Maggie Collins at maggie@commitfoundation.org for any additional information, questions or details.

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