The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) serves families of U.S. military members who have died while serving their country, and international stability operations company Janus Global Operations (JGO) was a sponsor of TAPS’ major 2017 fundraiser.
The TAPS Honor Guard Gala took place on April 12, 2017 at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. Masters of ceremonies were Kyra Phillips of CNN and John Roberts of Fox News.
TAPS’ website describes the non-profit organization as assisting “over 70,000 surviving family members, casualty officers, and caregivers.”
JGO works with and for the U.S. military in multiple projects in different countries, said Matt Kaye, JGO chief executive officer, and supporting TAPS is a priority for the company.
“The U.S. military has a special place in the hearts of JGO employees, many of whom served in the armed forces,” Kaye said. “TAPS’ around-the-clock response and support to families of fallen military members is a vital function, and we’re honored to be a sponsor of the Honor Guard Gala.”
Keynote speech at the 2017 gala was given by Gen. Joseph Dunford, USMC, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bonnie Carroll, who founded TAPS in 1994 and serves as the organization’s president, presented a welcome to the Gala guests.
TAPS programs include a national peer support network; the annual National Survivor Seminar; Good Grief camps for children and teenagers who have lost a loved one in military service; grief and trauma resources; and a 24-hour helpline. These services are provided free-of-charge. TAPS financial support comes from the gala and contributions from corporations, foundations, and individual donors.
Janus Global Operations is an integrated stability operations company with thousands of employees serving clients in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South and East Asia. JGO’s services include munitions response, demining, intelligence support, logistics, life support, risk management, communications, and other services in some of the world’s most challenging environments.