Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. In honor of National Philanthropy Day, I want to chat and chew about CRBG’s outreach efforts coming in 2015.
In 2010, CRBG established Compass Rose Charities, Inc. (CRC), a nonprofit charitable corporation that provides financial assistance to members of the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and State Department.
Over the years, CRC has held annual golf events that raise money for that year’s charity of choice, such as Companions for Heroes (C4H) and Operation Purple, in addition to providing several $5,000 scholarships for students of employees of the Intelligence Community. This coming year, CRC is excited to announce Honor Flight* as its charity of choice.
ONE MORE TOUR WITH HONOR
Honor Flight’s mission is to charter a flight of veterans from around the country to Washington, DC in order to visit their WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War Memorials. Since getting off the ground in 2006,the Honor Flight Program has flown more than 98,500 veterans to visit their monuments and memorials.
Recently, CRBG’s Vice President, Sherri Hebert, had the distinct pleasure of volunteering as a veteran’s buddy for the day. While sharing her experience, it was clear that the day’s events had a significant impact. Sherri was touched by the remarkable humbleness of the veterans, as well as the deep appreciation other tourists had for the group as they walked around DC. This program and its volunteers alike have shown a profound respect for the men and women who have fought for our country—it is charitable efforts like Honor Flight’s that remind us of our duty to give back.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Whether you choose to spend the day with a veteran, or volunteer at a local soup kitchen, all philanthropy is equally important. Giving back comes in all shapes and sizes, and is rewarding for everyone involved. Charitable programs don’t benefit from just money and time alone – awareness helps as well. So, feel like sharing your charity of choice with us? Please do. We would love to help spread the word!
*For more history on the program, visit www.compassrosecharities.org.