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Command and General Staff College Foundation

Investing in Leaders for an Uncertain Future

aka CGSC Foundation   |   Ft. Leavenworth, KS   |  www.cgscfoundation.org

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Mission

The mission of the CGSC Foundation is to support the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in educating leaders for the 21st century through three primary mission areas: Scholarship, Outreach, and Soldier & Family Support. Scholarship The CGSC Foundation enhances student education throughout the academic year by sponsoring special guest speakers, events, and symposia, and by supporting the faculty. Outreach The CGSC Foundation prioritizes building relationships and leadership networks to promote ethical values and pride among current and future members of the Alumni Association. Soldier & Family Support - The CGSC Foundation supports CGSC students, alumni, and their families through family programs, including youth literacy programs and annual scholarships.

Ruling year info

2006

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Lora Morgan

Main address

100 Stimson Ave, Suite 1149

Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027 USA

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EIN

20-4254979

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security N.E.C. (Q99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The CGSC Foundation supports the development of agile and adaptive leaders capable of confronting and responding to 21st Century problems and threats to the nation. The Foundation accomplishes this through its support of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC).

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship

The CGSC Foundation enhances student education throughout the academic year by sponsoring special guest speakers, events, and symposia, and by supporting the faculty. The CGSC Foundation's support of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College aids in developing leaders of character and competence, ready for the unique national security challenges of the 21st century.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Military personnel
Veterans
Academics

The CGSC Foundation aims to foster strong relationships between the American people and the U.S. Army, uniting civilians and Soldiers. The CGSC Foundation also prioritizes building relationships and leadership networks to promote ethical values and pride among alumni and current students and faculty of the College.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Military personnel
Veterans
Academics

The CGSC Foundation's mission is to support U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students, alumni, and their families through family programs, including youth reading programs and annual scholarships.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Military personnel
Veterans
Academics

Where we work

Awards

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of academic scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Students

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The CGSC Foundation awarded 12 scholarships to the children and grandchildren of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College alumni in 2023.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The CGSC Foundation awarded $26,000 in scholarships to the children and grandchildren of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College alumni in 2023.

Number of academic awards given to faculty and students.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Academics, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The CGSC Foundation recognizes academic excellence in the students, faculty, and alumni of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The CGSC Foundation supports the development of leaders of character and competence for ethical service to the nation at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). The CGSC Foundation supports the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in the Colleges mission to educate and develop leaders for full-spectrum joint, interagency, and multinational Operations; act as lead agent for the Armys leader development programs; and advance the art and science of the profession of arms in support of Army operational requirements.

The CGSC Foundations support of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) most aligns with 2023 Sustainable Development Goal #16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. The Foundation currently works closely with College leadership to support College programs, including those related to SDG #16, and will continue working with College leadership to plan future programs that further prepare mid-career military professionals to become agile and adaptive leaders in a constantly changing world.

CGSC Foundation supports the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College through three general areas:

Scholarship The CGSC Foundation enhances student education throughout the academic year by sponsoring special guest speakers, events, and symposia, and by supporting the faculty.

Outreach The CGSC Foundation prioritizes building relationships and leadership networks to promote ethical values and pride among current and future members of the Alumni Association.

Soldier & Family Support - The CGSC Foundation's mission is to support students, alumni, and their families through family programs, including youth literacy programs and annual scholarships.

Through these three areas, the CGSC Foundation enriches the Colleges academic environment; fosters a strong relationship between the military and the private sector; enhances the institutions research activities; promotes leader development; encourages excellence in the faculty and student body; and maintains contact with alumni.

CGSC Foundation leadership works closely with the leadership of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) to ensure CGSC Foundation programs align with the goals and desired outcomes of the College, and many of the Colleges programs focus on peace, stability, human rights and effective governance with the ultimate goal to effectively respond to or prevent conflict and insecurity.



Existing Foundation-supported College programs related to SDG #16 include but are not limited to the annual Ethics Symposium, the International Military Student program, the DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy program, and the Women, Peace, and Security program. More information about these programs can be found below.

- Ethics Symposium The Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium is an annual gathering of academics and practitioners to discuss ethics as they relate to the profession of arms, the practice of state controlled violence, and national security. CGSC students and faculty and other academics present their research at the Ethics Symposium, with the goal of developing a dialogue between the military and other professions.

- International Military Student Program The International Military Student program at CGSC began in 1894 and provides a professional military education and cross-cultural exchange unrivaled anywhere in the world. More than 8,000 international graduates from 164 countries and their families have studied alongside U.S. military officers of all services. The relationships that are built at CGSC facilitate future diplomatic efforts and prevent conflicts from escalating.

- DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy Program The DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy Program is conducted in partnership with the Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired, Inc. (DACOR) organization. Retired senior officials, usually Ambassadors with extensive diplomatic experience, travel to Fort Leavenworth to guest lecture and interact with CGSC students and faculty to provide a Department of State and Chief of Mission perspective to the curriculum.

- Women, Peace, and Security Program The Women, Peace, and Security Program aligns with the goals of the Women, Peace and Security Strategy, which focuses on 1) womens meaningful participation in the Joint Force; 2) promoting partner nation womens participation in all occupations in the defense and security sectors; and 3) ensuring partner nations protect women and girls, especially during conflict and crisis. In addition, the Foundation supports the Women and Leadership program, a networking and mentorship program open to women of all nationalities, services, and agencies associated with CGSC.

CGSC Foundation also partners with like-minded service organizations, community groups, and public and private sector organizations to present other programs and events in accordance with the Foundations mission.

The CGSC Foundation supports and/or hosts multiple annual programs that align with 2023 Sustainable Development Goal #16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions), including the Colleges annual Ethics Symposium, the International Military Student program, the DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy program, and the Women, Peace, and Security program.

The Foundations annual Colin L. Powell Lecture Series provides a forum for the discussion of national security issues by prominent national leaders for the benefit of the students and faculty of the College and the Fort Leavenworth community.

The Foundation has published multiple journals, reports, and books focused on focused on genocide prevention, weapons of mass destruction, and economic development, and plans to publish a book on the topic of disarmament later in 2024. The Foundation is also working with College leadership to plan future programs that further prepare mid-career military professionals to become agile and adaptive leaders in a constantly changing world.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Command and General Staff College Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Christopher Hughes

The Way Forward

Term: 2024 - 2028


Board co-chair

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Stanley Clark

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Term: 2020 - 2024

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Bill Eckhardt

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Stanley Clarke

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Robert Naething

U.S. Army, Retired

Pat Proctor

Assistant Professor, Wichita State U.

Leslie Schweitzer

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Bryan Wampler

U.S. Army, Retired

Pete Brownell

Brownell's, Inc.

Tim Carlin

Financial Advisor

Daniel Dailey

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John Hunkeler

M.D.

Jay Kimbrough

Country Club Bank

James Martin

Fmr. Dean, CGSC

Michael McCoy

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Jason Peters

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Rolf Snyder

Attorney

Clyde Tate

Fmr. Deputy Judge Advocate General

Dwayne Wagner

Asst. Professor, CGSC

Patrick Warren

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Christopher Hughes

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Mary Yates

Ambassador

Scott A. Leeling

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David Miller

Ambassador

Joe Burch

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Lora Morgan

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John Robinson

Retired

C. Mauli Agrawal

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Robert Caslen

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John Herron

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/10/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.