As you know, in honor of our 35th Anniversary, the Coalition for Government Procurement (the Coalition) has established an endowed scholarship fund that will benefit veterans wishing to pursue a career in federal acquisition. Veterans concentrating their studies in the field of U.S. Government procurement and pursuing a law or master’s degree at the George Washington University (GWU) will be eligible to receive financial support from the scholarship fund. Our goal in establishing this scholarship is to support the two fundamental pillars of the Coalition—common sense in government procurement and support for our veterans. Through the scholarship we are supporting the development of the acquisition workforce while also supporting our veterans as they transition to the civilian workforce!
On Saturday October 25th, on behalf of the Coalition, I attended the Fall Meeting of the Government Contracts Advisory Board of the GWU Law School. During the course of the meeting I had the honor and privilege of officially presenting Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, with a check for $25,000 as the first installment for the Coalition for Government Procurement Endowed Scholarship Fund. This initial installment was the direct result of the generosity and support of our members through the Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament held August 27, 2014. This first installment is a wonderful start towards our goal of raising at least $100,000 over the next three years to ensure the endowment is self-sustaining.
Next Wednesday, November 5th, the Coalition will host the 35th Anniversary Celebration and Excellence in Partnership Honors at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC. We are extremely excited about the Coalition’ 35th Anniversary Celebration and Excellence in Partnership Honors—the Honorees can be found here. At the same time, we are thrilled be able to host a Silent Auction to support the endowed scholarship fund benefitting veterans. Proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to the scholarship fund and mark its further growth towards our goal! I encourage you to come out and support common sense in government procurement and our veterans!
The list of items available at the silent auction can be found here. I look forward to seeing you there.