Lebanon, N.H. – Global Rescue will celebrate giving by donating a portion of new membership fees during #GivingTuesday on December 3, 2019 to support the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation (GDMF), an organization helping U.S. special operations veterans transition to civilian life.
Glen Doherty, a former Global Rescue Operations Specialist and U.S. Navy SEAL, was killed in the terror attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.
“Before his death, Glen worked with us for several years. He was an outstanding member of the team and a joy to work with. We are honored to continue his lasting memory by donating 10 percent of new membership fees during #GivingTuesday to support the GDMF,” said Dan Richards, Global Rescue CEO.
The GDMF provides scholarships for current or former special operation professionals and their families to be used for traditional education, vocational and non-traditional training.
“Our mission is to help special operations professionals transition out of the military and back into civilian life by means of education and vocational scholarships,” said Kate Quigley, Glen’s sister and GDMF President.
“Being a GDMF scholar provides extremely useful tuition assistance. I am proud to be part of the community of scholars and the foundation itself,” said Michael Mattimoe, a former Navy SEAL who is currently transitioning from active duty and pursuing a Masters of Public Administration degree at Harvard Kennedy School.
"Glen's dream was to go back to school to become a physician assistant. Sadly, the dream was never realized. At GDMF we are helping Special Operations individuals, like Glen, realize that dream. Through educational scholarships our recipients are transitioning to the next phase of their lives and we are thrilled to be able to ease the financial burden for these amazing individuals," Quigley said.
David Nicastro, a former Marine who was selected to the Second Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, was twice awarded a GDMF scholarship. “I was in a similar type of work as Glen and I was awarded the scholarship two years in a row while I attended and then graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy,” he said.
“We’ve been lucky enough to find amazing candidates to become scholarship recipients. A lot of our scholars go back to school to earn degrees and certifications in medicine, business, flight school, law enforcement, cybersecurity and more. The applicants are remarkably impressive,” Quigley added.
“GDMF has helped me have a successful and ongoing transition as I prepare for a future post-military career,” said Ben Tartell, a former Navy SEAL who is pursuing his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
"With over 70 scholarships given out in seven short years we are incredibly proud of the family that we have grown. Each deserving scholarship recipient is working on setting themselves up for success for the next chapter of their lives. We are honored and humbled to help such amazing individuals,” Quigley said.
Dave Dauphinais, a former Navy SEAL, used his scholarship to complete degrees at Harvard’s School for Public Policy and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
“The financial benefits absolutely provided for my family in a way that I would not have been able to manage on my own,” he said.
Giving Tuesday takes place December 3rd and is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis since 2004.
About the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation
The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation mission is to ease the transition from military life and work to that of a civilian by helping fund educational costs for Special Operation individuals and their children. GDMF is a 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the memory of Glen Doherty and all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation in the Global War on Terror.
About Giving Tuesday
Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $400 million was raised online in 2018 to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.