Simons Center News & Announcements


Throwback Thursday: Ready, Set, Read!



Throwback Thursday: Ready, Set, Read!

TBT: While currently closed to the general public due to COVID-19, the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library’s (CARL) continues to provide excellent programs supporting military families sheltering at home, including Bingo for Books, Spring Into Reading, digital story time, and chalk drawing games. The library also provides educational resources to assist first-time teachers. CARL’s support of the students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College is also commendable...

Armed Forces Day: Who Do You Salute?



Armed Forces Day: Who Do You Salute?
For 70 years, our nation has upheld the tradition of Armed Forces Day, saluting those who serve in the Armed Forces on the third Saturday in May. This Armed Forces Day, the CGSC Foundation asks that you join us in saluting those serving at Fort Leavenworth, the best hometown in… Read More

Thank you neighbors!



Thank you neighbors!
We asked. You answered. Thank you to all who participated in the CGSC Foundation’s #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. Along with the matching funds from a generous donor, we raised $5,600 to support the wonderful people and programs that make Fort Leavenworth “The best hometown in the Army.” We know there were a… Read More

Throwback Thursday: A Celebration of International Friendship



Throwback Thursday: A Celebration of International Friendship

TBT: The international military student program at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College provides a professional military cross-cultural exchange unrivaled anywhere in the world. International military officer participation in education and training at Fort Leavenworth dates back to 1894. More than 8,000 international graduates from 164 countries and their families have studied...

Give Back with #GivingTuesdayNow



Give Back with #GivingTuesdayNow

In uncertain times it can be difficult to know what to do. American hero Mr. Fred Rogers said to “Look for the helpers,” and looking around Fort Leavenworth, we see a lot of helpers. Helpers in uniform. Helpers in scrubs. Helpers behind desks. Helpers delivering food - and toilet paper. It’s time to help the helpers...

Throwback Thursday: The Grand Opening!



Throwback Thursday: The Grand Opening!

TBT: On April 21, 2010, philanthropist and friend of the Foundation Mr. Ross Perot cut the ribbon signifying the grand opening of the Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation. Mr. Perot funded the establishment of the Simons Center to enhance interagency education and scholarship at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College...

10th Anniversary Top 10



10th Anniversary Top 10

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the day the Simons Center first opened its doors and began its good work. “For the last 10 years we have all benefited from the valuable work the Simons Center has accomplished,” said CGSC Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox, and the Simons Center’s chief accomplishment is its publications...

Throwback Thursday: Benny’s a Good Man



Throwback Thursday: Benny’s a Good Man

TBT: CGSC Foundation Trustee Benny Lee plays his clarinet at one of many receptions he has hosted for the Foundation. Lee is noted for his entrepreneurial success, community leadership, and philanthropy, and was recognized as “Kansas City Philanthropist of the Year” in 2014. Recently the CGSC Foundation recognized Lee’s efforts by naming him their “Person of the Month.”