As the President of the Congressional Award Gold Medal Alumni Association, I invite you to participate in the growth and advancement of this great association. As Congressional Award Gold Medal recipients, you clearly understand the effort and commitment that it took to achieve this distinction. Moreover, you are all keenly aware of how important it is for all of the former Gold medal recipients to keep in touch with one another as colleagues, mentors, protégés, friends and supporters of the Congressional Award.
The mission of the Congressional Award Gold Medal Alumni Association is to promote the growth and support of the Congressional Award Foundation. The Association will serve as a network of volunteers who promote the program, assist with fundraising and congressional relations, and represent the Congressional Award at ceremonies and other functions.
We need your ideas and your energy to make this Association all that it can be. If you are interested in getting involved in this effort, please send me an email expressing your interest in getting involved. It would also be terrific if you could send me an up-to-date biography of yourselves that tells us about the wonderful things that each of you are currently engaged in both personally and professionally. We also want this Association to be an avenue through which we can celebrate the accomplishments of former Congressional Award Gold Medal recipients.
I look forward to meeting all of you, and I look forward to the privilege of serving you this year as your President.
Yours in Service,
Andrew F. Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.
Congressional Gold Medal Alumni Association