At Telos, corporate citizenship is a natural extension of our business philosophy. Through active philanthropy partnerships and community involvement, our efforts are making a difference.
Because we work side-by-side with our military customers every day, we have a special appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who wear our country’s uniform. Our products and services enhance their mission effectiveness around the world every day, but Telos employees do not stop there – we show our appreciation in a deeper way by supporting those causes that matter most to them.
Telos is a proud supporter of TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for those who have suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. Founded by Bonnie Carroll in 1994 following the death of her husband Brigadier General Tom Carroll, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women. TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer-based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources.
Telos has been a longtime Presenting Sponsor of the TAPS Honor Guard Gala. Through our strong partnership with Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation and Washington Capitals, we proudly sponsor the Courage Caps program, helping to raise funds and awareness for TAPS among sports fans.
Telos has teamed with the nation’s largest coldwater conservation organization, Trout Unlimited (TU), to serve U.S. combat veterans. The TU Veterans Service Partnership works with veteran rehabilitation groups across the country, assisting in rehabilitation from physical and emotional injuries. In addition to the unique therapeutic value of fly fishing, veterans are introduced to TU’s conservation work, youth education programs, and various community outreach initiatives. TU engages its extensive network of volunteers to introduce wounded and returning veterans to TU’s conservation work through fly fishing. TU chapters and partner organizations provide instruction, camaraderie, and local networks of anglers to veterans around the country.
For the fourth year, Telos was a corporate sponsor for the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim that raises money for the families of fallen Navy SEALS. Participants swim three miles across Tampa Bay, commemorating the fallen members within the Naval Special Warfare Community, and raising money for the Naval Special Warfare Foundation.
In addition to Telos’ sponsorship, retired Marine Colonel Steve Corcoran has represented Telos Corporation at the event each year. In 2019, Corcoran swam in remembrance of EODC Nicholas Null, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.
As a technology company, Telos has a special interest in science and technology education. We are keenly aware of the need to ensure the children of our nation are excited about the possibilities of a career in technology, and have the tools they need to succeed. Telos is committed to ensuring tomorrow’s workforce has the training it needs to succeed in the work place of the future.
This year, Telos is supporting 17 teams from the Academies of Loudoun in the 11th CyberPatriot National Cyber Defense Competition (CP-XI). The Air Force Association (AFA) created CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program, to increase K-12 student awareness and interest in cybersecurity and other STEM-related careers.
We also fund a FIRST Robotics team, the Gearbox Gators, from Briar Woods High School in Loudoun County, Virginia. Incorporating both STEM and marketing skills, FIRST Tech Challenge invites students (grades 7-12) to compete with robots of their own design and requires fundraising, branding, and community outreach activities.
Telos is a Diamond Sponsor of the Wolf Trap Ball – an annual event that raises money for the Wolf Trap Foundation’s art and education programs, like the Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and its STEM initiative. Research shows that the arts support crucial developmental skills in creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Funded in part by the US Department of Education, the initiative seeks to develop, evaluate, and disseminate arts-based STEM teaching strategies for pre-K and Kindergarten. Yielding research-based content and model programs that can be expanded and replicated throughout the Wolf Trap Institute’s national network of regional partners, this project has a profound impact on achieving STEM-related education goals for young children.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) —
Honoring our fallen heroes by supporting those left behind.
Trout Unlimited (TU) Veterans Service Partnership (VSP) —
Helping our nation’s veterans heal through therapeutic fly fishing.
An annual event that raises money for the Navy SEAL Foundation, providing assistance to SEALS and their families.
Supporting students interested in STEM in the Air Force Association’s National Cyber Defense Competition.
FIRST Tech Challenge —
Supporting students in FIRST, a competition that encourages STEM and other skills.
Wolf Trap Institute —
Committed to supporting STEM education through the Wolf Trap program.