Monument Wealth Management is One of Four Finalists for the Washington Business Journal’s 2015 Citizenship Award!
Each Year, Washington Business Journal holds a Corporate Philanthropy Award program to honor businesses in the Washington, D.C. area that give back to their community. This year, Monument Wealth Management is one of four finalists for the 2015 Citizenship Award, which is a part of the overall Corporate Philanthropy Award program.
Washington Business Journal details the program structure as follows:
“Honorees are the companies from the lists compiled by the Washington Business Journal and are organized by local giving (dollars) and volunteer hours, as well as law firms (pro bono hours). Rankings and the numbered companies on each list are announced during a breakfast awards program. Additional awards also presented include the Citizenship Award and a finalist for the National Jefferson Awards for Public Service.”
Why did Monument make the list? The Monument Team supports COMMIT Foundation, which helps transition veterans into the civilian business world. COMMIT Foundation’s mission “is to change the way Veterans think about their transition from the military,” and their overall goal “is to create serendipity for Veterans by bringing perspective, people, and opportunity into their lives.”
Monument has sponsored COMMIT Foundation’s Galas over the past few years, and worked with COMMIT to run a D.C. rooftop fundraiser that raised over $25,000 in donations. Monument’s contributions have helped to send eight Veterans to Stanford Graduate School of Business for a general management certification program, and also went toward an extremely intimate gathering in Baltimore, MD for 12 Veterans and 12 executives to explore career paths and next steps for a meaningful transition. Along with the large events, Monument’s very own Lieutenant Colonel David B. Armstrong, USMCR, spends time mentoring Veterans. As a Marine Officer combat veteran who transitioned to the civilian business world himself, he understands many of the challenges that current veterans can face in their own transitions.
The award ceremony and announcement of winners will take place on Thursday, November 19th at The Four Seasons Hotel in Washington D.C.
Even a small business, with just 11 employees, can join together with a non-profit and make a big difference in the lives of others. We encourage all companies to do the same!