Archive for Thursday, December 29, 2005

Foundation to support Fort Leavenworth college

December 29, 2005

— A foundation supporting the activities of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth has been established.

Retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter officiated over the meeting that formally established the Command and General Staff College Foundation and elected the group's first board of trustees. Other incorporators included retired Col. Robert R. Ulin, Lansing, who drafted the founding documents, and retired Col. Willard B. Snyder.

A news release issued by the group said the foundation was established to assist the college by donating funds necessary to provide the Margin of Excellence to the education and outreach programs of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Today, all public and private educational and research institutions require private donations to support their respective schools where public funds are either not available because of operational requirements or nor not authorized by regulation, the release said.

The Command and General Staff College Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit private organization, will provide financial support for symposia, conferences, lectures, and community outreach activities that help to connect the American public to the Army. Projects range from honoraria for guest speakers, faculty research, staff, faculty and student awards and research support.

The first meeting of the foundation's board of trustees will be Jan. 26 at Fort Leavenworth.

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