Giving Back

Chef Andre Rush cooked up nutritious meals at the San Antonio Food Bank for junior enlisted military members and their families in the San Antonio area.

The meals, along with groceries, toiletries and baby supplies were given to the families of service members. Many of those military members are attending advanced at nearby Lackland Air Force Base. Members of the Texas National Guard helped prepare Rush prepare the meals.

SAN ANTONIO – GCO sponsored the 2021 installment of BourBiz San Antonio, helping the Military Families Program and Black Rifle Coffee Company give away $15,000 to support a veteran-owned start up business, Bravo Actual, and charity dedicated to researching health conditions caused by exposure to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, HunterSeven Foundation.

The event drew hundreds of veterans and dozens of business and charities for an evening of networking and camaraderie.

DUMFRIES, VIRGINIA – The Military Families Program partnered with Grunt Style to kickoff the Military Market program by providing free groceries and toiletries to junior enlisted military members and their families.

The giveaway was held at First Mount Zion Baptist Church, which serves many of the military members stationed at nearby Marine Corps Base Quantico.

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA – GCO proudly sponsored Army Captain Kaitlyn Hernandez’s world record mile run in a bomb disposal suit.

Hernandez finished four laps at George Mason University’s track in 10 minutes and 23 seconds to shave 43 seconds off the Guinness World Record set in 2013 by her mentor and friend, former soldier Ashley Sorenson.

The event benefited the Military Families Program and Headstrong Project. The charities are among those that support our nation’s military community with GCO’s support

GCO joined the Military Families Program (MFP) to celebrate Medal of Honor Day by hosting a talk with a recipient of the nation’s highest military honor, NY Times bestselling author Clint Romesha.

In a wide ranging conversation with GCO Ambassador Jack Mandaville, Romesha spoke candidly about his military service, war experience and being a dad. He also answered questions from service members, veterans and spouses. The talk opened MFP Tampa’s networking event.

Romesha received the Medal of Honor for leading the counter attack that kept Combat Outpost Keating from being overrun by enemy fighters in the Battle of Kamdesh. He detailed the battle in his best selling book, “Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor.”

GCO Sponsors V-Day Delivery for Troops

GCO Consulting Group sponsored a delivery of sweet and savory treats to National Guard and Reserve members, who were called up from around the country to help provide security in our nation’s capital.

The Valentine’s Day event was held by the Military Families Program (MFP): a charity dedicated to serving current and former service members, as well as their families. GCO proudly supports MFP and other charities that serve our nation’s military members, veterans and their families.

GCO helped bring cheer to Gold Star children this holiday, as the sponsor of a socially distanced Tiny Heroes Winter Wonderland.

While this year’s installment of the annual event replaced a ballroom for a drive thru, it still featured toys, Santa, the Grinch and other goodies for the surviving children of military members.

GCO sponsored the veteran nonprofit, BourBiz, for an evening of power networking, entertainment and giveaways at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.

Three veteran enterprises won $23,000 in funding, including Bastards’ Road Project and Military Fresh Network.

The evening also featured a performance by Billboard chart topping artist, The Marine Rapper. Other veteran guests included celebrity chef Andre Rush, bestselling author Geraint Jones and UFC fighter Tim Johnson.

GCO’s Build-A-Bear experience was a popular feature at the 2019 Tiny Hero’s Winter Wonderland. The annual charity event featured toys, Disney characters and, of course, Santa. The surviving parent of Gold Star Children were also treated to a banquet.

Washington Football Team quarterback Colt McCoy and Washington Nationals star Brian Zimmerman signed autographs for the children.

GCO Managing Partner Scott Davidson delivered the keynote address at The Washington Football Team’s 58th Annual Welcome Home Luncheon. The event serves as the team’s major annual fundraiser for charity. 

With GCO as presenting sponsor, the 57th and 58th annual installments raised more than $1.5 million to benefit children’s charities. 

Davidson told those in attendance and watching from home about his recent experience working with the NFL team to help a young, terminally ill fan take the field at spring training camp. 

The 12-year-old met his heroes up close and watched practice from the sidelines thanks to what Davidson called “selfless sacrifice.” Charitable foundation staff raced to make arrangements in the wake of a grim downturn in the 13 year old’s diagnosis. GCO’s events director drove 12 hours in a van equipped with a wheelchair lift. A team of umbrella wielding volunteers shielded the boy from rain as he watched practice from the sideline in his wheelchair. Team alum Ken Harvey kept him company. And after a long and wet practice, players and coaches patiently waited to meet with the young fan. Davidson said the story exemplifies the sort of selfless service that’s a cornerstone of the team’s charitable foundation.