May 2, 2024

The COMMIT Foundation is looking for a new Director of Development

Founded in 2012, The COMMIT Foundation empowers service members, veterans, and their families through personalized progr...

Founded in 2012, The COMMIT Foundation empowers service members, veterans, and their families through personalized programs, resources, and the support of our community to create purposeful and fulfilling transitions. COMMIT believes service members live a post-service life of purpose and build community when they discover their identity, their values and design a life in accordance. The COMMIT Foundation creates a caring and supportive environment that allows service members to pause, assess their goals, and gain clarity by providing personalized coaching, resources, and guidance as they take their next steps. The COMMIT Foundation seeks to add a full-time Director of Development. The Director of Development will play a vital role in assisting in developing and executing fundraising strategies to support COMMIT’s mission of delivering world-class services that will impact the lives of those we serve. This key position requires an innovative, seasoned fundraising professional with a passion for the military community, exceptional communication skills, and a proven track record of securing financial support from diverse sources. This position will report to COMMIT’s Chief Strategy and Integration Officer (CSIO). Click here for the full job description. No longer accepting applications at this time.

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  • Mar 28, 2024

    The COMMIT Foundation is looking for a new Director of Veteran Services

    Founded in 2012, The COMMIT Foundation empowers service members, veterans, and their families through personalized programs, resources, and the support of our community to create purposeful and fulfilling transitions. COMMIT believes service members live a post service life of purpose and build community when they discover their identity, their values and design a life in accordance. The COMMIT Foundation creates a caring and supportive environment that allows service members to pause, assess their goals, and gain clarity by providing personalized coaching, resources, and guidance as they take their next steps. The COMMIT Foundation seeks to add a full-time Director of Veteran Services to the team. The Director of Veteran Services is dedicated to assisting a diverse population of service members, veterans and their families find meaning and purpose after their service in the military. This position will report to COMMIT’s Chief Operating Officer. Click here to see full job description No longer accepting applications at this time.

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  • Mar 18, 2024

    The COMMIT Foundation Names JC Glick as New Chief Executive Officer

    The COMMIT Foundation, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering veterans in defining their identity and purpose after military service, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) JC Glick as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Glick brings a wealth of experience as a leadership consultant and a deep commitment to supporting veterans in their transition journey. Since transitioning from 20 years of military service in 2015, J.C. has been a founder and partner of two leadership companies and the author of two books, including A Light in the Darkness: Leadership Development for the Unknown. In 2017, he was selected as a TEDX Speaker and delivered Rethinking Leadership at TEDX Hammond. Glick is also an adjunct professor at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Over the course of his Army career, Glick spent over seven years in the Ranger regiment, serving in two Ranger Battalions as well as Regimental Headquarters, participating in the Best Ranger Competition twice, and has over seven and a half years of command time with 11 operational and combat deployments to Haiti, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Afghanistan. “I am humbled and honored to join The COMMIT Foundation and to have the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated team. I am deeply committed to our mission of empowering veterans and our nation’s future leaders to write their next chapter. I look forward to building on the foundation of success established over the past decade,” said Glick. The COMMIT Foundation empowers service members, veterans, and their families to create purposeful and fulfilling transitions by providing personalized programs, resources, and the support of community. COMMIT creates tailored solutions for top veteran talent and reaches veterans across the Nation through high-impact workshops and one-on-one transition assistance programs. COMMIT’s Board Chair and Co-founder, Guy Filippelli, praised Glick’s record of excellence. “We are thrilled to welcome JC as the new CEO of The COMMIT Foundation. He represents everything we could hope for in a leader. He will absolutely bring this organization to another level, and truly make a meaningful difference for veterans as they define their lives after service." About The COMMIT Foundation: The COMMIT Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering service members, veterans, and their families through personalized programs, resources, and the support of community to create purposeful and fulfilling transitions. Through one-on-one coaching, professional development workshops, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities, The COMMIT Foundation helps veterans navigate the challenges of transitioning to civilian life and build a post-service life of community and purpose. Learn more at

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  • Sep 18, 2023

    PRESS RELEASE: The COMMIT Foundation Announces Leadership Transition

    The COMMIT Foundation announced today that Rear Admiral (Ret.) Alex Krongard will step away from his position as CEO by December 31, 2023. In his message to the COMMIT community, Alex shared: “It has been an incredible journey serving as COMMIT’s CEO and being a part of this remarkable organization. Together, we have achieved so much, and I am deeply grateful for the dedication, passion, and impact that each of you brings to our mission every day. The decision has not been an easy one, but I believe that it is the right time for both me and the organization.” Alex came to the COMMIT Foundation after retiring from the United States Navy as a rear admiral in 2016 after 31 years of military service. Notably, he served as the Deputy Operations Officer of United States Africa Command and previously commanded Naval Special Warfare Group ONE. Under Alex’s leadership, he built a strong leadership team enabling the COMMIT Foundation to successfully move from a startup organization to a well-organized non-profit rooted in principle-based management that thoughtfully and intentionally serves the military community. During Alex’s tenure, COMMIT expanded the depth and breadth of services offered to military service members, veterans and their families, expanded its donor base, increased its revenue, and improved its collaborative partnerships with other non-profit organizations. “This is an exciting time for COMMIT,” said Guy Filippelli, Board Chairman. “Alex is a wonderful leader who has left a great mark on this organization and its leadership team. He’s become a true partner and friend to me and the entire board, and we’re deeply appreciative of his efforts. We’re energized to build on this momentum, and our sights now turn to finding the right leader to bring the organization to yet another level.” The Board of Directors will immediately launch a national search for Alex’s successor. During this transition period, the Board of Directors, in collaboration with the strong and dedicated team at COMMIT, will be working diligently to ensure a smooth and successful transition of leadership. In the interim, Board Director Mimi Bock will act as special advisor. The executive leadership team will oversee the day-to-day operations and continue the mission-driven work of the organization without interruption. About the COMMIT Foundation: Founded in 2012, the COMMIT Foundation has refined a highly effective and individualized approach to transition for post-9/11 veterans and military families. COMMIT’s mission is to empower service members, veterans, and their families through personalized programs, resources, and the support of our community to create purposeful and fulfilling transitions. Our success comes from the process of identifying exactly where each veteran is on their transition journey, helping them design a balanced and purposeful life post-service, and then connecting them with services and networks to make that vision a reality. For media inquiries, contact Bana Miller at

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  • Jul 10, 2023

    Press Release: The COMMIT Foundation and JTMF Partnership

    Media Contact Amy Taft FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The COMMIT Foundation 280 West Kagy Blvd. Suite D 313 Bozeman, MT 59715 The COMMIT Foundation Receives Multi-Year Grant from JTMF Foundation to Transform Veterans’ Transition in the Pacific Northwest Bozeman, MT June 27, 2023 With the support of the JTMF Foundation, The COMMIT Foundation will be able to advance equality in the veteran transition space, preparing more service members for personal and professional success in the Pacific Northwest post-service. The Pacific Northwest is home to over one million veterans and houses numerous military bases, including Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one of the largest in the country. Expanding COMMIT Foundation’s unique, research-based approach focused on positivity and self-discovery for post-9/11 veterans and their families will improve this population’s overall health, both physically and mentally. This investment will not only make a meaningful impact to hundreds of individuals locally, but it will also be a catalyst for COMMIT to evolve its personalized programming nationally. “We believe service members deserve both our gratitude and support, and we are proud to invest in COMMIT’s innovative approach to supporting our veterans, meeting their immediate needs while also helping them build successful, fulfilling lives long-term,” shared Tami Marick, Trustee, JTMF Foundation. “Expanding COMMIT’s work is essential to veterans of the Pacific Northwest, and we are excited to hear more about their contributions to our community in the coming years.” The COMMIT Foundation’s individualized programs allow veterans to find jobs that align with a new sense of purpose, provide for a good personal fit, and dramatically increase the probability of job stability and work-life satisfaction. Nearly 90% of COMMIT program participants report that they feel better prepared to handle the stress and challenges of transitioning out of the military, and 80% report that COMMIT programs were key to their understanding of who they wanted to be after military service. “The bravery of our service members, veterans, and military families goes far beyond their time in uniform, and we are very thankful to the JTMF Foundation for this generous investment in their success post-service." expressed Alex Krongard, CEO, COMMIT Foundation. “With these additional resources, more individuals will receive the personalized support they deserve to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives and careers.” ###

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  • Apr 17, 2023

    COMMIT Quarterly - Spring 2023 Edition

     HAPPY SPRING FROM COMMIT! Spring has sprung at The COMMIT Foundation and the first quarter of 2023 was jam-packed! We hosted one workshop for over 19 service members with the support of our generous hosts and sponsors. We also (finally!) officially launched our Spouse Program, our COMMunITy, welcomed a brand new Chief Programs Officer, and continued to serve our veterans and their families through our programming. Read below to learn more about what we’ve been up to  NASHVILLE TRANSITION MENTORING WORKSHOP In the midst of the music and positive vibes of Downtown Nashville, 19 transitioning service members gathered for a two-day COMMIT Transition Mentoring Workshop hosted by Bridgestone Americas in their corporate headquarters. The service members, representing more than 430 years of military service, kicked off the two-day workshop with a deeper dive into some of the work they'd done through Pursue Your Purpose and with their executive coaches. The multi-story state-of-the-art building was an inspiring venue for participants to imagine the next chapter of their life they are designing. They discussed their hopes and fears and some specific and actionable goals they'd like to tackle. During a dinner hosted by Bridgestone, Ralph Schultz, CEO of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce shared a few remarks about Nashville and some of the Chamber's priorities. Schultz encouraged the participants to consider looking at opportunities in Nashville and surrounding areas and described incredible growth in the healthcare and technology industries. During the second day of the workshop, mentors from Bridgestone, Microsoft, and local businesses joined the participants. Together they shared stories, crafted narratives, and developed a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities around transitioning from the military. Rob Seibert, President of Off the Road at Bridgestone Americas and former Army officer, shared a bit about his transition from the military and his career at Bridgestone and reflected on the importance of networking and taking advantage of learning opportunities. After the event, several participants shared that the workshop provided new confidence in their transitions. "My separation plan has been strengthened and bolstered with positive energy and a pathway to looking forward while recognizing our accomplishments," said Nicholas St. Louis, a transitioning service member and participant from the Nashville Workshop. "I am hopeful for the coming year to see where I end up, and I can only hope to be another COMMIT success story." COMMIT would like to thank Bridgestone Americas for hosting and Brian Summers and Linda Alberstadt for all the work they put into planning this special event, as well as Pilot Travel Centers and Mission BBQ for their support. The next in-person event will be in Silver Spring, Maryland in April.  INTRODUCING OUR NEW CHIEF PROGRAMS OFFICER The COMMIT Foundation is proud to welcome Brian Von Herbulis as our new Chief Programs Officer. Brian brings with him a diverse background of over 25 years of military, business, and nonprofit leadership experience as a retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer. While serving on active duty, he commanded reconnaissance and special operations units at the platoon, company, and battalion levels. He was a “plank owner” (original member) of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. His final assignment on active duty was as the Commanding Officer of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. He retired from active military service in 2014 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Post military service, Brian has become a successful business executive, entrepreneur, and nonprofit leader. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master of Business Administration from Boise State University. He also earned a Certificate in Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. Brian now lives in Eagle, Idaho with his wife and two children.  SPOUSE PROGRAM LAUNCH In 2022, The COMMIT Foundation launched a pilot program to address the needs of spouses who had service members that were transitioning. Validating the need and creating a community of support for these spouses became a priority for the organization. After two cohorts of pilot workshops, COMMIT officially launched the spouse program in January 2023. This year COMMIT will virtually host 4 cohorts of spouses and lead them through a journey of self-discovery and planning for the future. This program will create a shared language between the service member and spouse as the family designs their post military service life. One pilot cohort member stated “this was the first time she has felt like her and her spouse have been on the same page in a long time.” COMMIT would like to thank The Cigna Foundation as the leading sponsor for our spouse programming. Through the support of the Navy Seal Foundation and R4ST, The COMMIT Foundation was also able to bring this workshop to San Diego for a two day in person event. At the in-person event, the spouses were able to explore topics such as values, goal setting and telling their stories. The COMMIT Foundation is proud to lead the efforts of understanding that the military lifestyle is a family affair and that every member of the family has unique needs during transition. If you would like more information about the spouse transition program or how you can support this program, please reach out to Amy Taft, Read more about our family programs here.  COMMunITy Calling all COMMIT Foundation alumni! The COMMIT Foundation is excited to provide an online community for our tribe. We are inviting all of our alumni to join our COMMunITy. This interactive platform will support the COMMIT vision to build a vibrant virtual community and strengthen our network. COMMunITy is a secure, trusted location to share information, advice, work opportunities, lessons learned, as well as access to mentors and introductions. It will not duplicate social media and tools like LinkedIn™, but rather allow for greater leveraging of such networks. The commonalities of the COMMIT experience and military service for our participants will ensure the network remains relatively small with high trust. If you would like more information about the COMMIT COMMunITy or how you can support or join this program, please reach out to Michele Olive,  EXFIL TRANSITION SEMINAR COMMIT had the honor of presenting at the Exfil Transition Seminar on Feb. 22-23, serving the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and 5th Special Forces Group. This was the first multi day event for 2023 and we appreciate the opportunity to share our insights with over 30 separating Night Stalkers. Read more about our workshops and seminars.  SPOTLIGHT: TIFFANY MYRICK-WOODLEY In honor of Women’s History Month in March, The COMMIT Foundation featured an interview with Army leader and trailblazer, Tiffany Myrick-Woodley. Tiffany’s military service spanned 20 years and a wide variety of different leadership positions. Read more about her inspiring story and advice to young women in the military here!

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  • Apr 13, 2023

    Spotlight on Women in the Military Featuring Tiffany Myrick-Woodley

    In honor of Women’s History Month in March, The COMMIT Foundation interviewed Army leader and trailblazer, Tiffany Myrick-Woodley. Tiffany’s military service spanned 20 years and a wide variety of different leadership positions. Click here to read more about her inspiring story and advice to young women!

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  • Nov 18, 2022

    COMMIT Quarterly - Fall 2022 Edition

    Gratitude is in the air, and we certainly have a lot to be thankful for here at The COMMIT Foundation: our incredible sponsors, who consistently step-up to fund our work and take our services to the next level; our exceptional mentors, who selflessly share their experiences and advice to provide the one-on-one guidance our service members deserve and need; and our many passionate friends and advocates, who generously give their time, talent, and treasure to ensure supportive transitions are available for veterans across the nation. But most importantly, we are grateful for the men, women and families who serve this country with bravery and sacrifice. We are all indebted to you. We promise to continue to show our deep appreciation by providing the services and resources that create purposeful and fulfilling transitions. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. - The COMMIT Foundation Staff Sponsor Highlight: Brown Advisory Brown Advisory, a longtime supporter of The COMMIT Foundation, hosted both our Transition Mentoring workshop and “All Staff, All Hands” meeting in their beautiful, state-of-the art Baltimore office. Brown Advisory’s CEO, Mike Hankin has been a dedicated donor to our organization and service members, and he came through again with the offering of this incredible space. A special thank you to Chris Bartlett for graciously hosting the COMMIT team, workshop participants and mentors. COMMIT Achieves Great Nonprofit Status in 2022 It's official. The COMMIT Foundation is on the Great Nonprofits 2022 Top-Rated List! Great Nonprofits is the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits. With a 5-star average, we are truly honored to be recognized, and especially humbled by the thoughtful reviews we received. “The COMMIT Foundation was absolutely critical to my transition out of the military. Prior to COMMIT, I was unsure of what I truly wanted to do and how I could chart a path to get there.” - Tyler (Navy Veteran) “There is nothing that compares to what the COMMIT Foundation is doing for veterans. Their ability to help navigate this process and prepare for the next chapter has been incredibly valuable.” - Robert (Army Veteran) Read more here. > Support COMMIT in our Year-End Campaign Introducing COMMIT’s Year-End Fundraising Campaign! Kicking-off on Giving Tuesday (November 29) and ending December 31, we’re aiming to raise $50,000 in order to expand the reach of our programs, and give more veterans the assistance they deserve. We’ll be enhancing this month-long effort with two events - Colorado Gives on December 6 and the highly anticipated Army/Navy Game on December 10. Combined, we hope to rise to the challenge and meet this ambitious goal. Click here to make a donation or become a fundraiser on behalf of The COMMIT Foundation. Then, encourage your friends and family to donate as well. And don’t forget to spread the word on social media using #COMMITto50K. Together we can improve and change the lives of those who are owed it most. Transitioning Workshop Wrap Up Fall has been in a busy season at The COMMIT Foundation. We conducted workshops in California, Maryland and Montana, serving nearly 50 veterans. The session featured mentorship, planning and community building. It is exciting to imagine what transition might look like 6 or 36 months down the road! We also offered three Seminars in North Carolina, Virginia, and Germany! Combined, over 100 service members and spouses participated and learned about taking those first steps towards a successful transition. These seminars continue to strengthen our partnership with JANUS and NSW Development Group, and we are grateful for the opportunities! WORKSHOPS Menlo Park, Calif. - In September we hosted 18 service members in Menlo Park at a workshop hosted by Andreessen Horowitz. Along with an incredible group of mentors, we had several alumni, many of whom work with a16z, join us for the closing reception. It was inspiring to see what transition might look like 6 months or 36 months down the road!Baltimore, Maryland - Eighteen transitioning service members joined us in Baltimore at Brown Advisory for an amazing two day workshop. With stunning views of Baltimore’s inner-harbor, the participants had the opportunity to meet with incredible mentors as well as many of their coaches. COMMIT board members, staff, and co-founder Guy Filipelli were present as well. Bozeman, Mont. - In October, 10 veterans gathered at the Quiet Waters Ranch outside Bozeman. The participants and mentors embraced the shared experiences of transition and went away with a renewed sense of community. We are so grateful for the continued support from Warriors and Quiet Waters - another truly great veteran service organization.Charlotte, North Carolina - We wrapped up 2022 workshops with a strong cohort of 15 participants joined by nine mentors from the region at the McKinsey & Company headquarters in downtown Charlotte. What a beautiful venue in the heart of the Queen’s City! We are so grateful for the mentors and of course the participants who brought their whole selves to the workshop.SEMINARS JANUS (Germany) - In October, COMMIT was invited by Drew Stamp, co-founder of the nonprofit, Donovan & Bank, and creator of JANUS Project, to host a 1-day seminar in Stuttgart, GE for a group of transitioning service members. The majority of the 50+ attendees were Special Forces/Support and included spouses. COMMIT facilitated the group through a series of transition and values exploration exercises. Additionally, two COMMIT alumni, Brian Cunningham, Navy CAPT (O-6), and Charlie Slosson Amy, COL (Ret) (O-6), spoke to the group, sharing their journey and experiences working with COMMIT. Overall, the event was a great success with overwhelming positive feedback.JANUS (Fort Bragg) - COMMIT strengthened its partnership with the JANUS Project as we presented for a second time this quarter in Fayetteville, NC. The group of 48 participants in the 1-day event included transitioning service members and spouses. Since this group had a wide variety of timelines and ranks, the facilitators led the participants through a value based exercise on Authentic Leadership. Participants found the information to be immediately applicable and a great beginning to trying on their personal values. This program is shaping up to be highly successful and a thought provoking first step to transition. NSW Development Group (Dam Neck) - COMMIT continues its partnership with R4ST to support the Naval Special Warfare community in their transition needs. We presented on-site at the command in Virginia Beach for 10 participants. This presentation was part of their initial implementation of transition seminars that we are thrilled to support as it grows. Applications Now Open: Spouse Workshop Applications are now open for Cohort 3 of the COMMIT Foundation Family Transition Support Spouse workshop. Throughout the program, you will explore the topics of identity, alignment, values, and telling your story. The class will begin January 19, 2023 and will run for 3 months. If you are a spouse and want to apply, please fill out an application. Learn more > Questions? Contact us United Miles on Mission If you are a United MilesPlus member please consider donating your miles for service members to travel to our transition programs around the country in 2023. These miles directly help COMMIT improve the lives of veterans and military families as they transition out of uniform. The best part? Your miles will be doubled on Giving Tuesday, November 29. Good leads the way. Donate your miles today! >. Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Calling all Federal Employees! COMMIT has joined the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. We hope you will consider listing The COMMIT Foundation as your charity of choice! Our listing number is 88085 or you can pledge directly by clicking here.

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  • Oct 25, 2022

    The COMMT Foundation is looking for a new Chief Programs Officer

    Founded in 2012, The COMMIT Foundation’s mission is to empower service members, veterans, and their families through personalized programs, resources, and the support of our community to create purposeful and fulfilling transitions. The COMMIT Foundation is changing the way veterans and corporate America think about military transition by providing high touch transition support that becomes the standard nationwide so veterans in all communities can access services helping them identify their passions, build strong networks, and leverage their skills in civilian careers. The COMMIT Foundation seeks a full-time Chief Programs Officer (CPO) to join the team. The CPO serves as a critical member of COMMIT’s C-Suite. In collaboration with the CEO and COO, the CPO is responsible for developing and implementing COMMIT’s strategic programmatic vision, managing program execution, and supporting organization-wide efforts to evaluate program effectiveness and potential innovations. This position reports to COMMIT’s Chief Executive Officer. Applications are closed.

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  • Aug 16, 2022

    COMMIT Quarterly - Summer 2022 Edition

    Continued Partnership with Wounded Warrior Project COMMIT will continue its partnership with Wounded Warrior Project to help build and expand life-changing resources and services to America’s wounded veterans and their families. The needs of our veteran community are continuously evolving and our services have grown to meet people where they are. Learn more about what’s on the horizon for this partnership in the coming year. The Other Side: Flourishing in Life Beyond the Military COMMIT’s coaching team is full of incredible thought leaders. Jason Roncoroni shares his perspective on why transition is hard for people who are used to doing hard things and how COMMIT and our extensive network of veteran advocates surrounds each transitioning service member to ensure they do not feel alone during this major life pivot. His in-depth exploration of the transition mindset and the importance of community are insightful and powerful. For the full story, click here Nobody Walks Alone Virtual 5k Isolation can be one of the most harmful elements to a service members transition from active duty service. Unfortunately, self-isolation is a natural reaction when a warrior is struggling with identity and a sense of loss. That’s why COMMIT is dedicated to surrounding transitioning service members with a supportive community to provide encouragement, guidance, and meaningful connections. On September 10th, COMMIT will host our Nobody Walks Alone virtual 5k to rally and celebrate our community of vested veteran advocates. It’s not too late to sign up: click here to register! For the full story, click here A COMMIT Summer: Spanning the Nation COMMIT leveraged this summer to connect in new ways with our community. From Denver to New York City; Eglin Air Force Base to Bozeman, MT, we spanned the nation to deliver transformative transition services to some of the most deserving and incredible patriots. For the full story, click here 2021 Annual Report Our 2021 Annual Report is available! Take a look at some of the amazing things you helped us accomplish last year. It’s no wonder 2022 is on track to be one of the busiest and most successful years yet for COMMIT! 2021 Annual Report Just Combined Federal Campaign 2022 Calling all Federal Employees! COMMIT has joined the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). We hope you will consider listing COMMIT as your charity of choice this September when the CFC launches! Our listing number is 88085 or you can donate directly here.

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