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June 4, 2018
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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 talent!

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.

See our most recent newsletter here

For Information on COMMITs 5th Annual Changing the Narrative Gala

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June 3, 2018
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The Interview Project: Jordan Wilhelm - Program Director at Janus Global Operations LLC

Jordan Wilhelm introduces some insights that a transitioning military veteran may want to consider as they set out on a new career path strengthened by their own military experience. Jordan is the Director of Conventional Weapons Destruction, IEDD and UXO clearance operations. She has oversight of teams and projects worldwide in removing explosive remnants of war and chemical hazards to allow communities to rebuild and utilize their land productively. Her interests include the use of new methods in data collection to maximize efficiency and safety in operations while meeting stakeholder information requirements.

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June 1, 2018
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SAVE THE DATE: Friday November 9th, 2018 - COMMIT's Annual Changing the Narrative Gala

The COMMIT Foundation is pleased to announce General Raymond A. Thomas III, Commander of United States Special Operations Command, and The Honorable Owen West, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, will join us for a fireside chat on November 9 in Washington, DC

Much work remains to be done to bridge the military-civilian divide. COMMIT will gather with friends to celebrate our 5th Annual Changing the Narrative Gala in Washington, DC. This event celebrates our transitioning veterans and raises 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
Number available: 1
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 a private social engagement with United States Special Operations Community Leadership prior to VIP reception
● Guests invited to attend VIP reception with United States Special Operations Community 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
Number available: 2
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 with United States Special Operations Community Leadership
● 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
Number available: 4
Sponsor Benefits:
● Guests invited to attend VIP reception with United States Special Operations Community Leadership
● 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
Number available: 5
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
Number available: 10
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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May 31, 2018
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COMMIT conducts a Pursuing Your Purpose workshop in San Diego, California!

The COMMIT Team gathered in San Diego, California for a Pursuing Your Purpose transition workshop on May 22nd and 23rd. Fourteen 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.

San Diego May '18 Workshop

May 28, 2018
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The Interview Project: Chris Pintauro - Senior Vice President at Bessemer Trust

Chris Pintauro briefly discusses why a transitioning veteran should consider taking the time listen to their gut as they transition from the military. Chris served in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer and is currently serving as a Senior Vice President for Bessemer Trust.

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April 10, 2018
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COMMIT visits USOC to conduct another Pursuing Your Purpose workshop in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

In early April 2018, the COMMIT Team traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado to conduct a two day Pursuing Your Purpose transition workshop at The United States Olympic Training Center. Fourteen outstanding servicemembers 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. We hope that each participant continues their transition journey given the newly gained insights. We wish them all the luck and will always stay in touch as they continue to do great things to positively impact others and their communities.

Colorado Springs April '18 Workshop

March 22, 2018
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The Interview Project: Scott Eshom - Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs & Co.

Scott Eshom offers some thoughts to consider when a post service military veteran seeks civilian professional roles. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Scott served for 10 years in the US Army, completing his career as a Special Forces Officer/Green Beret. In this role, he served as a strategic adviser to senior US and foreign executives and managed crisis response activities and relationships throughout the Middle East. Scott serves on the Board of Directors of the MOAA Foundation and volunteers with several other Veteran Service Organizations while supporting French cultural exchange activities for his community.

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March 18, 2018
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The Latest Newsletter from COMMIT

The COMMIT Foundation enters 2018 with a strong start and has released its latest newsletter to cap off activities in support of the veteran community. COMMIT was honored to secure an important partnership with the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation in order to extend its reach. COMMIT will continue to grow well into 2018. COMMIT conducts exceptional workshops led by expert facilitators, veterans and veteran spouses supported by high-level executive mentors in the private sector. COMMIT continues to conduct workshops also in partnership with Veteran Service Partners. COMMIT continues to release interviews from our participants in which they share their perspective, insights and contributions with the transitioning veteran.

Please see our most recent newsletter here

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March 12, 2018
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The Interview Project: Emily McMahan - Executive Director at Capitol Post & Bunker Labs DC

Emily McMahan is proud to work with military veterans and their spouses to find their stride in business within the Washington DC region. She offers her thoughts from her own experience of transitioning into the professional civilian life after serving with the U.S Army as a military police officer.

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March 5, 2018
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The Interview Project: Chip Colbert - Managing Director, SBD Advisors; CEO at Starfish Leadership; Executive Director, The Fully Charged Institute

Chip Colbert shares thoughts from his own experience of transitioning into the civilian world after an exceptional career with the U.S. Army. Chip Colbert is the CEO of Starfish Leadership and Executive Director of The Fully Charged Institute and has a passion for helping leaders cultivate inspired teams. His professional background includes organizational change leadership development, engagement and well-being, executive coaching, strategic planning, and risk mitigation.

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