The Blewitt Foundation
Mission Statement


The University of Maryland University College is celebrating more than 60 years of serving the U.S. military world-wide as the premier supplier of non-traditional education to our troops. UMUC is now educating 60,000 military and family members.

Click Here to Read The University of Maryland University College's letter to The Blewitt Foundation



Steve Yahr is a Management Consultant who serves clients in a variety of corporate and non-profit markets. He assists organizations ranging in size from new startups to major corporations and foundations. He has served as a systems integrator for complex information network design, implementation and management.

Steve has developed and helped implement strategic plans for a spectrum of clients that have resulted in attracting funds for non-profits to securing capital and creating profits for businesses. He brings this senior counseling and planning capability to the foundation to help it chart its course for the future.

Steve was one of the most successful sales and marketing executives for Honeywell (Information Systems). Twice he won the President’s Club award for opening new markets, and was one of only a few people so honored in Honeywell’s hundred-plus-year history. He headed strategy and business development for General Physics Corporation and helped that firm broaden its business in nuclear power.

Steve has been a frequent speaker at programs sponsored by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, the Small Business Administration, and numerous national and regional technology organizations. He has frequently been interviewed by a variety of publications on marketing and technology issues.

He is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, with a degree in Mathematics. Steve has completed additional graduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota.  Steve and his wife Sarah have five children. Their oldest son has completed two tours of Iraq as a Navy officer.

Excerpts from Destination R&R attendees:

"......You have sought out the disabled service members, including their families, recognized and honored them in a way that is unheard of in today's society.....My favorite part of the trip only last 20 seconds. It occurred when our son looked up at his Dad and for the first time, didn't see his disabled father, but he saw his hero. Thank you for that wonderful gift."

"......The trip made a profound impact on our family and we will be forever grateful......We will never forget how much you have changed our lives"

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Michael Josephson is the Founder & CEO of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and its well-known Character Counts! program. His daily commentary is heard by several million listeners on KNX Radio in Los Angeles, the Armed Forces Radio Network globally and several other U.S. radio stations, as well as printed in a number of U.S. local newspapers.

Click Here for Michael's Veterans Day commentary.



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