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One of the Coalition’s favorite events of the year is fast approaching! The annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on August 17, and there is still plenty of time to get your team organized for a day of friendly competition while supporting a worthwhile charity. We are excited to be returning to the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, MD to host this charity tournament in honor of our good friend and colleague, Joe Caggiano, whose career in the government marketplace spanned 25 years, including serving seven years as Chief Operating Officer of the Washington Management Group/FedSources and eight years of service in the Navy. Prior to his passing, Joe served as a principal at Reznick Government, a business advisory firm now known as CohnReznick.

Not only is the tournament an excellent opportunity to enjoy a round of golf with your friends and colleagues, but it also provides a source of funds for some wonderful veterans causes. Tournament proceeds once again will support the Coalition’s endowment for a qualified veteran concentrating their studies in the field of US Government procurement and pursuing the JD/LLM/MSL degree at The George Washington University Law School.

This year’s recipient is Maxie Lawton, a seven-year Army veteran who possesses extensive experience in human resource management. He served as an Army Ranger and Human Resources Specialist (Staff Sergeant) where he was responsible for the health, welfare, and training of over 35 soldiers. Maxie is currently the President of both the Veteran Law Students Association and the Black Law Students Association at George Washington University.

  • We are happy to announce that, to date, with this award to Maxie, five scholarships have been awarded as a result of this tournament. They include: 2018: Tom Roltsch -Tom served four deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Army Reserve. Tom studied procurement policy in the Masters program at The George Washington University and currently works for ManTech International Corporation as Principal Reliability Engineer.
  • 2019: Craig Barrett – Craig is currently a Senior Counsel in the Government Contracts Group at Crowell & Moring. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Craig spent nearly 18 years in government service both as an active-duty service member and as a civilian. Craig served as an active-duty Marine Judge Advocate immediately after the attacks on 9/11. His service with the military continued as a civilian executing the role of Acquisitions Operations Manager for the Marine Corps Systems Command, the acquisition arm of the Marine Corps.
  • 2020: Jennifer Sandusky – Jennifer joined the United States Civilian Board of Civil Contracts as a full-time Attorney Adviser in February of 2020 and completed the L.L.M. program in Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School.
  • 2021: Connor Smith – Connor is a third-year law student at The George Washington University completing his Government Procurement Concentration. In 2012, Conner graduated from Clark University before enlisting in the Army, where he served for five years. During his time with the Army, Connor served as a Cryptological Linguist, responsible for identifying foreign communications.


Joe would be very proud to know that the Coalition has raised nearly $150,000 for this scholarship. We cannot thank you, our colleagues in the procurement community, enough for your generosity in helping us support veterans and honor our dear friend’s legacy.

Not a golfer? No problem! Whiskey Creek offers not only a beautiful golf course for players, but also incredible scenic views for those who register for the Veranda Club, where they can relax on the club house deck and cheer on teams as they compete on the 18th hole. We especially look forward to the reception, where everyone will have the opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues while enjoying BBQ, burgers, grilled chicken, sides, and drinks.

On the day of the tournament, registration/check in will begin at 9:30 am, at which point players can hit the driving range and putting green, prepare their boxed lunches, get their carts situated, network with friends, and enjoy the sounds of the bagpiper! At around 10:30 am, we will make our endowment presentation, review the tournament rules (scramble/best ball), and, following the National Anthem, commence with a shotgun start at 11:00 am.

We can’t have a successful tournament without your participation and support, and we encourage you to register your foursome today! We would like to thank our current Lunch Sponsor, The Center for Procurement Advocacy; Beverage Cart Sponsor, ManTech International Corporation; and Hole Sponsors, Etherton and AssociatesMiller & Chevalier, and The George Washington University Law School. We are seeking numerous sponsors, including a Title Sponsor, Reception Sponsor, and additional Beverage Cart and Hole Sponsors. A sincere thank you to those who have already signed up. For everyone else, please click here to register. Please contact Matt Cahill at or Heather Tarpley at for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

We hope to see you in August!

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