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



Joe Garvey is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years experience in the public and corporate accounting and tax field.  He now serves as Chief Financial Officer of Keystone College in Pennsylvania and as Financial Consultant to The Blewitt Foundation.

Prior to joining his present roles, Joe was CFO of Rowan & Blewitt Incorporated and before that its outside public accountant. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand and became a partner in a Pennsylvania-based accounting firm, followed by working as a sole practitioner.

He has lectured on accounting, business and tax subjects at Keystone and the University of Scranton’s undergraduate and graduate Schools of Business. He is a committee member and regular speaker at Pennsylvania State University's Annual Tax Seminar, which attracts accountants and attorneys from Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

Joe holds a Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Susquehanna University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Management Association.

Joe, an Army veteran, and his wife Fran are the parents of three children. One son recently served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army officer.  Another son served in the Marine Corps.

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"

Click here for more excerpts from Destination R&R



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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