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Operation Homefront Presents Cornerstone Award to Marc Knowles

“Universally recognized for his unwavering commitment to supporting our military families, Marc was an obvious choice for our prestigious Cornerstone Award, ” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront.

SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) January 16, 2020
Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit serving America’s military families, has presented its 2019 Cornerstone Award to Marc Knowles, Director, Global Military Team for Procter & Gamble. Operation Homefront presents the Cornerstone Award for outstanding contributions toward the organization’s mission to build strong, stable, and secure military families. The award is reserved for those individuals who have transformed how Operation Homefront serves military families and delivers impact.
Knowles’ diligent efforts to build a partnership between P&G’s Military Channel and Operation Homefront has yielded incredible impact as the two organizations initiated new approaches to support America’s military families in the communities where they live and work.
Knowles was instrumental in launching “Start Strong, Stay Strong,” an online community for military women that builds critical local support between those who hold down the home front. As a part of that effort, Knowles connected Operation Homefront to U.S. Army veteran and two-time Paralympian Melissa Stockwell, raising the nonprofit’s program awareness among key constituents through her integrity and courageous story.
Thanks to Knowles’ commitment to supporting our military, Procter & Gamble has provided millions of dollars in cash and in-kind donations to Operation Homefront. In addition, Knowles has extended visibility for Operation Homefront’s mission to serve America’s military families with P&G brands, including Head & Shoulders and Gillette, serving as an advocate for military families across P&G’s sphere of influence.
“Universally recognized for his unwavering commitment to supporting our military families, Marc was an obvious choice for our prestigious Cornerstone Award. He enthusiastically championed our important work and opened doors to new partnerships, not only with familiar household brands within Procter & Gamble, but to adjacent markets that led to powerful connections to the SpartanNash Foundation and Feld Entertainment,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “We are thrilled to recognize Marc for all he has done and continues to do to help us give military families the opportunity to thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”
About Operation Homefront: Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.

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Operation Homefront Presents Cornerstone Award to Marc Knowles

“Universally recognized for his unwavering commitment to supporting our military families, Marc was an obvious choice for our prestigious Cornerstone Award, ” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront.

SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) January 16, 2020
Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit serving America’s military families, has presented its 2019 Cornerstone Award to Marc Knowles, Director, Global Military Team for Procter & Gamble. Operation Homefront presents the Cornerstone Award for outstanding contributions toward the organization’s mission to build strong, stable, and secure military families. The award is reserved for those individuals who have transformed how Operation Homefront serves military families and delivers impact.
Knowles’ diligent efforts to build a partnership between P&G’s Military Channel and Operation Homefront has yielded incredible impact as the two organizations initiated new approaches to support America’s military families in the communities where they live and work.
Knowles was instrumental in launching “Start Strong, Stay Strong,” an online community for military women that builds critical local support between those who hold down the home front. As a part of that effort, Knowles connected Operation Homefront to U.S. Army veteran and two-time Paralympian Melissa Stockwell, raising the nonprofit’s program awareness among key constituents through her integrity and courageous story.
Thanks to Knowles’ commitment to supporting our military, Procter & Gamble has provided millions of dollars in cash and in-kind donations to Operation Homefront. In addition, Knowles has extended visibility for Operation Homefront’s mission to serve America’s military families with P&G brands, including Head & Shoulders and Gillette, serving as an advocate for military families across P&G’s sphere of influence.
“Universally recognized for his unwavering commitment to supporting our military families, Marc was an obvious choice for our prestigious Cornerstone Award. He enthusiastically championed our important work and opened doors to new partnerships, not only with familiar household brands within Procter & Gamble, but to adjacent markets that led to powerful connections to the SpartanNash Foundation and Feld Entertainment,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “We are thrilled to recognize Marc for all he has done and continues to do to help us give military families the opportunity to thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”
About Operation Homefront: Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.

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Operation Homefront announces 2020 Military Child of the Year® semifinalists

“The opportunities that being Military Child of the Year has given me are unbelievable,” said Isabelle Richards, 2018 Navy Military Child of the Year. “It has helped me promote caring for our wounded and injured veterans.”

SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) January 13, 2020
Ninety-five military children have advanced as semifinalists in Operation Homefront’s 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award program. Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit which has served America’s military families since 2002.
This year marks the 12th anniversary of this special event as the nation’s premier celebration of the achievements of America’s military children, reflecting the positive impact they’ve made on their families, schools, and communities. The Military Child of the Year® Award is a lifelong source of pride for the recipients. Participating in the program provides them with amazing opportunities to meet senior military leaders, elected officials, celebrities, and other remarkable military children.
Elisabeth Lundgren, the 2019 Navy Military Child of the Year, said the prestigious award allowed her to honor her dad and his service. “Winning was an amazing way to show my dad that my success didn’t suffer just because he missed out on big parts of my life. My success in swimming and in the classroom happened, not in spite of my dad’s service, but because of my dad’s service.”
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt featured 2018 Navy Military Child of the Year, Isabelle Richards, during a 2018 newscast, highlighting her achievement and the work she has done to help military veterans.
“The opportunities that being Military Child of the Year has given me are unbelievable,” said Richards. “It has helped me promote caring for our wounded and injured veterans and helped me share the powerful message that military kids have so much to share! In addition, being a MCOY recipient gave me the opportunity to be the Key Note Speaker at the United Through Reading Gala.”
Thirty-five finalists will be selected in February by a panel of judges chosen by Operation Homefront’s senior leadership and Booz Allen Hamilton, a global technology and management consulting firm. The final seven award recipients will be announced in March and will travel to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at a gala on April 2, during which senior leaders from each branch of service will present the awards. They’ll also each receive $10,000, a laptop, and other donated gifts.
Six Military Child of the Year® Award recipients will represent each branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard — for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life.
The seventh award is the Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. This award goes to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address a local, regional, or global challenge. The Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation recipient will work directly with a team at the BAH firm, developing a plan to help scale the recipient’s project — drawing on technology and strategic thinking.
The following are all the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award semifinalists by service branch. Semifinalists for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation are also designated:
Army
Jonathan Bailon, 17, Corpus Christi, TexasAbigail Birano, 16, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.Jordan Daugherty, 18, Alexandria, Va.
Daugherty is also one of 10 semifimalists for the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation
Lauryn Dixon, 17, Cabot, Ark.Peyton Faulk, 17, Lansing, Kan.Coralynn Fisher, 14, Stafford, Va.Ashley Gorrell, 16, Fort Polk, La.Morgan Kim, 15, Richmond Hill, Ga.Fionnuala Mahoney, 18, Bethesda, Md.Amara Park, 18, Fort Belvoir, Va.Olivia Starz, 16, Fort Campbell, Ky.Austin Theroux, 17, Cranston, R.I.Anna Torres, 16, Fort Riley, Kan.Anna Turlington, 16, Cecilia, Ky.Devin Woods, 17, Bel Air, Md.
Marine Corps
Aubriannah Aittama, 14, New Bern, N.C.Lee Balderaz Jr., 17, Camp Lejeune, N.C.Niklas Cooper, 16, Camp Lejeune, N.C.Dean Fecteau, 18, Camp Lejeune, N.C.Hunter Galvin, 17, Holly Ridge, N.C.Clyde Harris, 17, Oceanside, Ca.Payton Jeffers, 17, Holly Ridge, N.C.Harmony Jones, 14, East Garrison, Calif.Jason Morrison II, 17, Maysville, N.C.Iain Nicol, 13, Camp Lejeune, N.C.Abigail Paquin, 17, Tarawa Terrace, N.C.Ethan Perdew, 17, MCAS Iwakuni, JapanGabrielle Ryder, 17, Smithsburg, Md.
Ryder is also one of 10 semifimalists for the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation
Justin Skillings, 13, Tarawa Terrace, N.C.Michayla Wittner, 16, Jacksonville, N.C.
Navy
Michael Archie, 18, Pensacola, Fla.Catherine Besachio, 17, Norfolk, Va.Danielle Bilotta, 18, Albuquerque, N.M.Chloe Cullen, 17, Petaluma, Calif.
Cullen is also one of 10 semifimalists for the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation
Logan DeLisle, 17, Beavercreek, OhioNai’a Freeman, 17, Cathlamet, Wash.Wester Gapasangra, 16, Honolulu, HawaiiSawyer Getschman, 17, RAF Molesworth, EnglandJohn Grady, 18, Chula Vista, Calif.Jalen Hines, 17, St Johns, Fla.Kaitlin Howard, 16, MCAS Iwakuni, JapanKainath Kamil, 16, Oceanside, Calif.
Kamil is also one of 10 semifimalists for the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation
Katherine Kennedy, 17, Crozet, Va.Miryam Smith, 17, Virginia Beach, Va.Lauryn Williams, 18, St Johns, Fla.
Air Force
Lance Almand, 16, Southlake, TexasKabryni Bruening, 17, Sembach, GermanyAudrey Camper, 15, Talofofo, GuamMarina Cardoso, 15, Minot AFB, N.D.Jessop Collins, 17, Bedford, Mass.Brianna Cooley, 14, Bossier City, La.Taylor Curro, 17, Carrollton, Va.Merideth Curwen, 17, Tokyo, JapanSamantha Grab, 18, O’Fallon, Ill.Rachel Kent, 18, Ramstein Air Base, GermanyJordyn McNeal, 13, Apollo Beach, Fla.Taylor Sandlin, 17, Cedar Park, TexasJacob Taylor, 17, Tucson, Ariz.Brian Thompson, 17, Bel Air, Md.Stephen Wolf, 13, Xenia, Ohio
Coast Guard
Alexis Blyth, 18, Santa Rita, GuamLiam Cooper, 17, Port Jefferson, N.Y.Pierce Corson, 17, Virginia Beach, Va.Jade Davis, 16, Alexandria, Va.Callie Graziani, 17, Virginia Beach, Va.Ethan Hunt, 18, Key West, Fla.Veronica Kavanaght, 16, Orlando, Fla.John (Jack) Kennedy, 17, Grangeville, IdahoKimberly Locke, 17, La Plata, Md.Hennessy Martinez, 17, San Deigo, Calif.Kaytlyn Meyer, 17, Owensboro, Ky.Evelyn Nutt, 16, Ketchikan, AlaskaTucker Pullen, 17, BahrainTyler Schultz, 17, Forestdale, Mass.Giavanna Vinciguerra, 14, Palmetto Bay, Fla.
National Guard
Logan Carter, 18, Clinton, Mo.Bethany Chacon, 17, Albuquerque, N.M.James Chattaway, 13, Stanton, Calif.Olivia Chiancone, 17, Winterville, N.C.Easton Christainsen, 16, Pleasant Grove, UtahMaya Faulds, 16, Barnegat, N.J.Victoria Fillipi, 18, Anthon, IowaHannah Grau, 14, Virginia Beach, Va.Anna Harris, 18, Warrior, Ala.Audrey Hartgraves, 14, League City, TexasGavin Holland, 18, White House, Tenn.Kristina Lee, 18, Galion, OhioMaycie Madsen, 18, Richfield, UtahAllison Roper, 16, Morganton, N.C.
Roper is also one of 10 semifimalists for the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation
Noah Sherman, 17, Acworth, Ga.
Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation
Shaylee Barber, 17, Clinton, Utah, Air ForceChloe Cullen, 17, Petaluma, Calif., NavyJordan Daughterty, 18, Alexandria, Va., ArmyDenitsa Dimitrova, 17, Virginia Beach, Va., ArmyKainath Kamil, 16, Oceanside, Calif., NavyHannah Lipschutz, 17, Charleston, S.C., National GuardKaileen Myers, 17, Virginia Beach, Va., NavyClairissa Nivens, 17, Chillicothe, Mo., National GuardAllison Roper, 16, Morganton, N.C., National GuardGabrielle Ryder, 17, Smithsburg, Md., Marine Corps
More information about the Military Child of the Year® Awards is available at http://www.militarychildoftheyear.org.
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About Operation Homefront: Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.

The Personal Agility Institute Commences Operation, Leading Coaches Endorse the Personal Agility System

The Personal Agility Institute has built a community of Recognized Practitioners around the world and is excited to announce team of industry accredited coaches and trainers.(PRWeb December 17, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_personal_agility_institute_commences_operation_leading_coaches_endorse_the_personal_agility_system/prweb16789569.htm