Spirit of Service
Making an Impact for the Greater Good
Booz Allen’s association with charitable organizations frequently comes from a place very close to home. Ten years ago, when Senior Associate Craig Miller was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)―better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease―Booz Allen engaged in critical ALS Association fundraising efforts.
This year, the ALS Association awarded Booz Allen its inaugural Partnership for Success Award for the firm’s ongoing financial backing and its groundbreaking pro bono work with the association’s signature fundraising event, the Walk to Defeat ALS. With Booz Allen’s help, the walk has become an annual $18 million enterprise involving 150,000 people in 150 cities.
“For us, this is personal, and a way to honor Craig, who passed away in late 2007. Craig’s Crusaders has been our team since the first walk,” says Executive Vice President Ken Wiegand. “ALS is one of the toughest health problems out there. But we will stay the course until there’s a cure.”