ASI government announces `choices for charity` contest winner


ASI Government (ASI) announced today the winner of its 'Choices for Charity' contest, which celebrated ASI's recent name change and the many ways in which the company serves its federal government clients. ASI revealed that the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Trust is the recipient of a $10,000 donation after the DAV earned more than 3,600 votes throughout the competition.

'ASI is thrilled to support the DAV, which works tirelessly to improve the lives of our nation's disabled veterans and their families,' said Anne Reed, ASI's president and CEO. Ms. Reed added, 'When it came time to celebrate our recent name change from Acquisition Solutions to ASI Government, we thought, 'What better way to do so than by donating to a charity that aligns with the mission of our government customers?' The DAV does just that, and we see this as a wonderful way to give back to those who have served our country.'

ASI launched the 'Choices for Charity' contest in October as part of its rebranding celebration. Rather than choose a charity on its own, ASI first asked employees to nominate 15 nonprofits whose work aligned with that of a client mission, then invited the public to provide its input via the firm's Web site ( ASI also encouraged visitors to write in the names of their favorite charities, and the top two organizations nominated each week were added to the original list of 15. Participants were permitted to vote once per day throughout the duration of the contest, which concluded Friday, Dec. 3.

The DAV immediately emerged as a front-runner in the contest. The organization generated excitement and gained a sizeable lead by adding a voting button to its Web site. The DAV also communicated regularly with its supporters through social networking sites like Facebook.

'We were grateful to be nominated by an ASI employee in the Choices for Charity contest, and to be named one of 15 organizations initially selected,' said Dick Marbes, the Trust's chairman. 'We're grateful for the support and partnership ASI has provided our organization. We're also excited to put this gift to work for disabled veterans and their families who will benefit from the concern and patriotism of the entire ASI team.'

ASI thanks all who participated in the Choices for Charity contest, especially the nonprofits that strive each day to advance worthwhile initiatives across the country. A complete list of nominated charities may be found below.

Air Force Enlisted Village
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
American Health Assistance Foundation
American Red Cross
Arlington Food Assistance Center
Autism Speaks
Bridges to Community
Capital Area Food Bank
Common Good City Farm
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
Doctors Without Borders
Fisher House
Great Minds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Habitat for Humanity
Humane Society
March of Dimes
NIH Children's Inn
Rebuilding Together
SEED Foundation
So Others Might Eat
Special Olympics
St. Jude Research Hospital for Children
Susan. G. Komen for the Cure
United Services Organization (USO)
Wildlife Center of Virginia
Wildlife Forever
YMCA Youth and Family Services

About ASI
ASI Government (formerly Acquisition Solutions Inc.) is a leader in performance-based management for the public sector. ASI specializes in acquisition and management solutions, including portfolio and program management. The firm's services include research, consulting, training and tools. ASI's consultants are trained to address tough program and acquisition challenges, and they have a history of delivering results. The company's Virtual Acquisition Office™ is used daily by more than 8,000 federal acquisition professionals as a center for knowledge, resources and tools.

About the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust
The DAV Charitable Service Trust is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation's disabled veterans and their families. To carry out this responsibility, the Trust supports a wide array of physical and psychological rehabilitation and relief programs and continues to seek new and innovative ways to make a positive difference in the lives of disabled veterans and their families. For more information, visit the organization's website

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