Naval War College Foundation (NWCF) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) George Lang traveled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania this week with President and Chief Development Officer, Carla Knorowski, and Chief Operating Officer, Jodi Beattie, to build a partnership and share best practices with the Army War College Foundation (AWCF). As two of just a handful of non-profit organizations that support military institutions of higher education, this was a unique opportunity to open up lines of communications with a peer in this space.
The team from the NWCF met with Chief Executive Officer and Alumni Director, Ruth Collins; Director of Development, Harry Leach; and Corporate Development Officer, Kaitlyn Sands. They discussed a variety of relevant topics including how, as non-profit foundations, they can work to promote peace through support of educational and research programs at their respective colleges.
The Army War College Foundation celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 2017 and has approximately 12,000 members and donors. Similar to the NWCF, the Army War College Foundation works to contribute to the educational excellence of future military and civilian leaders at the Army War College (AWC) in a variety of ways including supplemental funding of academic programs and support of faculty and endowed chairs, but differs from the NWCF in that they also manage the AWC’s alumni association. Some initiatives that the AWCF supports include the National Security Seminar, lectures from distinguished visitors, writing awards for students and faculty, and the International Fellows Program.
George Lang commented, “We look forward to building a closer relationship with our friends in Carlisle to see how we might leverage our combined non-profit expertise and experience to provide even greater support for our respective Colleges. I look forward to hosting our new AWCF friends in Newport in the near future.”