Thursday, May 27, 2010

Leadership 18 Meets With First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden

First things first - What is Leadership 18? Leadership 18 is the coalition of the country’s largest and most well respected human development non-profit CEOs, and has been around for 30 years. With that in mind, it makes perfect sense that our very own Kathy Cloninger - CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA - is a part of Leadership 18.

This week on Tuesday, May 25, The First Lady and Dr. Biden issued a national call to action to address the unique challenges facing military families, build stronger civilian-military community ties, and engage and highlight the service and sacrifice of military families.

Leadership 18 attendees included: Peter Goldberg, Alliance for Children and Families; Gail Mc Govern, American Red Cross; Roxanne Spillett, Boys and Girls Club of America; Father Larry Snyder, Catholic Charities USA; Kathy Cloninger, Girl Scouts of the USA; Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Incorporated; Jim Gibbons, Goodwill Industries International; Jill Schumann, Lutheran Services in America; Dr. David Shern, Mental Health America; Stephen Bennett, United Cerebral Palsy; Brian Gallagher, United Way Worldwide; Charles Gould, Volunteers of America; Neil Nicoll, YMCA of the USA; and Lorraine Cole, YWCA USA.

Earlier this month during a speech at a summit hosted by the National Military Family Association, the First Lady challenged every sector of American society to mobilize and take action to support and engage military families now and for decades to come. Awesome stuff! Read more here.