ThanksUSA – 2008-present
ThanksUSA’s mission is to provide college, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships to the children and spouses of US military personnel. Since 2006, ThanksUSA has awarded nearly 3,400 scholarships with a total value of over $10 million.
As a supporter of ThanksUSA’s mission to provide scholarships to our nation’s heroes, Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry came on as a National Spokesperson in 2010. In 2011, Stephen and his wife, Ayesha Alexander, asked their wedding guests to support our scholarship program by sending donations to ThanksUSA in lieu of gifts. 90% of donations go directly to the Scholarship Program.
George B. Thomas Learning Academy, Saturday School –2012-present
The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., a tutoring and mentoring program, has been in operation since 1986 and has enhanced the academic achievement of thousands of children in Montgomery County, Maryland. Established by members of the Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, they recognized a growing need in the community and focused on helping youngsters who needed additional academic support in order to be successful in school. Starting with only 21 children and 19 volunteers, Saturday School centers are now at twelve sites in Montgomery County and serve over 3,000 students annually from cluster elementary, middle, and high schools.
Foundation For Underwater Research and Education, International Submarine Races (ISR) – 2010-present
The International Submarine Race (ISR) was conceived as an engineering competition to foster engagement in the ocean engineering and science disciplines by young students. This was to address the developing shortfall in maritime engineering and sciences necessary for the economic success of participating nations. ISR has had 297 teams building 231 submarines to date. The teams are comprised of contestants from 9 countries and include universities, high schools, individuals and research labs. Awards are given out at each ISR, including: best overall performance, innovation, speed by category, best use of composite materials and spirit of the race.
Serve Our Willing Warriors — 2012-present
For over seven years, SOWW’s mission has been to create a growing coalition of aware, engaged and supportive individuals, companies and communities that provides ongoing support to wounded, ill and injured warriors and their families through sponsoring “Willing Warrior” hospital events and peaceful, restorative “Warrior Getaways” at our Bull Run Warrior Retreat.
“We want our warriors and families to feel the gratitude and pride of an entire region when they stay as our honored guests at the retreat that was created just for them. We want them to know that we stand beside them while they heal, reconnect with their families, and continue to serve our great country as our most patriotic citizens. “
Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) – 2015-present
The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to correcting and preventing wrongful convictions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. For 15 years, they have worked with pro bono lawyers and law students to screen, investigate and provide legal help for the cases of prisoners who write them. They advocate for changes in law enforcement practices and appropriate legislative reforms, as well as working to educate judges, legislators, law enforcement, and the public about the causes of wrongful conviction. MAIP has secured the exoneration or release of 19 innocent men – nine in the past two years alone.
University School of Medicine – 2011-present
The mission of Tufts University School of Medicine is to promote human health. We will fulfill our mission by emphasizing rigorous fundamentals while stimulating innovation as we: educate, in a dynamic learning environment, physicians, scientists, and public health professionals to become leaders in their fields; contribute to the advancement of the sciences basic to medicine through discovery, research, scholarship, and communication, and join with our partner institutions to provide the best care to individuals and communities.
Grammy in the Schools, Grammy Camp – 2014-present
Grammy Camp is a live-in music industry camp where participants learn how the music industry works. Itcreates a unique opportunity for high school students to work with music professionals to get real-world experience and advice about how to have a career in music. This includes any kind of music career – audio engineer, concert promoter, electronic music producer, manager, musician, music journalist, singer, songwriter… the list goes on. Students meet guest artists, write and record new music, visit music sites and finish with a concert in a professional venue.
The ROCKS Inc. – 2015-present
The ROCKS, Inc. is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) comprised of ROTC and Military Academy Cadets, active duty, reserve component, commissioned officers and active duty or reserve component warrant officers and Department of Defense GS12 and above civilians. The organization was formed to provide mentorship, professional development and social interaction to strengthen the officer corps.
In addition to the R.C. Cartwright Scholarship Fund, the “Leadership Outreach” program provides the opportunity for teams consisting of ROCK members to visit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide professional career development guidance to ROTC students.
In 1974, The ROCKS, INC. began as a metropolitan Washington, DC organization with one chapter. Since then, The ROCKS, Inc. has steadily grown to a membership of over 1150 members in 15 chapters and 1 interest group established worldwide. The organization has positioned itself as an essential leader in providing developmental guidance to members of the Army officer corps and ROTC cadets. Simultaneously, the ROCKS is providing information and processes to assist members transitioning into the civilian sector