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 Cantafio has devoted himself to sports for three decades. He most recently served as the Associate Director for Coaching in the VCU SportsCenter, Virginia Commonwealth Universityís graduate program for students seeking a career in athletics.

Joe's belief that shaping youth through sports participation can alter the course of lives has been demonstrated through his coaching and sports management career. As Head of Programs for The Blewitt Foundation, his commitment to and enthusiasm about the foundation's mission and his experiences will help make the efforts that much more successful.

For four seasons, Joe served as director of basketball operations at VCU.  Prior to that, he served as a head college basketball coach for 15 years, at both the Virginia Military Institute and Furman University. He was a high school coach and served as an assistant coach under the legendary Morgan Wootten at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Joe previously provided commentary, as well as hosted a weekly VCU basketball television show.  Joe received his Bachelorís degree in History from the University of Scranton in 1974, and his Masterís in Sports Leadership from VCU in 2001.

Joe and his wife are the parents of two children.  Joe is also a member of The Honors Court of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, an inductee to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Northeast Chapter, and received his certificate in sports ethics training from the Josephson Institute of Ethics.

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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