Educational Institutions

Command and General Staff College Foundation

  • Ft. Leavenworth, KS
  • www.cgscfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the CGSC Foundation is to support CGSC in educatingleaders for the 21st century in the following mission areas: Enrich the College's academic environmentFoster a strong relationship between the military and the private sectorEnhance the institution's research activitiesPromote leader developmentEncourage excellence in the faculty and student bodySupport Family Programs that enhance the lives of students, faculty and staffMaintain contact with alumni

Main Programs

  1. Command and General Staff College Support
Service Areas

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International

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2013

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Mr. Doug Tystad

Keywords

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military, education, inter-agency, research, leadership

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EIN

20-4254979

 Number

3020418137

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security N.E.C. (Q99)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Over the past year we have provided the Army Command and General Staff College $200,000 in direct support of their mission to educate and develop the future leaders of America. Foundation funding supported programs such as a National Ethics Symposium examining issues involved with use of weaponized drones; two National Security Roundtables where 32 community leaders from across the country joined faculty and students to share views on the military and national security matters; publication of faculty and student essays, articles, papers, studies and thesis; and presentation to 48 couples the Covey seminar ""7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Couples."" Moreover, the Foundation hosted a Cyber Security Seminar for students and the public examining the threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures to cyber systems in the utility, banking, financial, defense, and telecommunications industries. Current goals include hosting our first ever Leader Forum with KU and the Marine Corp. Foundation. This forum examines leadership from the point of view of the military, business, and academia. We will also host another National Security Roundtable that focuses on ISIS. And we are working on our Women's Conference to "inspire, educate, and motivate" women in the military and the spouses of men in the military.

Programs

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Program 1

Command and General Staff College Support

The CGSC Foundation supports the Command and General Staff College through many programs both educational and family support. All gifts and support to the college must go through our Foundation and be approved by the Secretary of the Army before the funds can be handed over to the college in cash or in-kind. Funds are held by the CGSC Foundation until needed by the college. Restricted gifts can only be used for the purpose that they were given. The following programs and gifts were supported by donor contributions through the CGSC Foundation for calendar year 2014. Unrestricted Gifts (requests from Faculty and Staff and distributed at the Chief of Staff's discretion): academic support and outreach, general support to the College, Deans Fund, support for pre-command course, support for SAMS course, student programs. Restricted Gifts (most are annual re-occurring programs): Comprehensive family and soldier fitness, CGSC and Sam's graduation support,DACOR-CGSC visiting professor of foreign policy, IHOF program, National Security Roundtable, Colin Powell Lecture Series, General Shelton Ethics Chair, Ethics Symposium.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

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International

Funding Needs

Research for faculty and students to enhance academic quality of the College's curriculum. ($28,000)National-level Ethics Symposium for faculty, students and the public. ($50,000)National Security Roundtable for community leaders and students sharing views of the military and national security issues. ($30,000)Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program ($25,000)Funding for our WW1 Pershing Lecture Series ($20,000)

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COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Command and General Staff College Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Doug Tystad

BIO

Tystad served in the U.S. Army for 28 years, retiring as a colonel in July 2000. He served at numerous levels of leadership as an Armor officer, including command of a tank battalion during Operation Desert Storm. His final Army assignment was as dean of academics for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, a position and experience that may serve him well as CEO of the CGSC Foundation. After retirement, Tystad was a division manager and ultimately served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for MTSI, Inc., in Kansas City, Mo. He left MTSI in 2003 for Northrop Grumman where he managed programs that supported activities for combined arms command programs and most recently, the Mission Command Training Support Program in support of Army National Guard units across 50 states and four U.S. territories. Married for 42 years, Tystad and his wife Val have one son and live in Leavenworth.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert Arter

Retired Army Officer

Term: Mar 2005 - Mar 2016

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