GW Impact: The Charles and Deborah Frank Fund for Veterans Studying Sustainability

Chuck Frank, GW English BA ’74

GW English Alum Charles “Chuck” Frank (BA, 1974) was recently featured on the GW Impact blog for his important philanthrophic work, particularly his establishment of The Charles and Deborah Frank Fund for Veterans Studying Sustainability.  You can read the entire piece here.  This excerpt
provides a summary of Frank’s important work:

“Like many GW alumni, Chuck was drawn to Foggy Bottom by a desire to study politics in the heart of the nation’s capital. However, after one political science course, he determined that a political career was not for him and changed his focus to English and European history in GW’s Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.
“Though his major may have changed, Chuck did take advantage of being so close to the heartbeat of political discourse. It was through his experience as an intern for U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois in the summer of 1972 that Chuck found that his passion for the outdoors could be translated into a lifetime of advocacy. Shortly after graduating from GW, his love of the outdoors moved him to support the budding environmental movement—he joined the Sierra Club and now sits on its Board of Directors.
“Impressed by the sustainability program and initiatives at GW, Chuck established The Charles and Deborah Frank Fund for Veterans Studying Sustainability, which provides an annual internship with the Sierra Club for a GW student veteran studying sustainability. According to Chuck, ‘This fund will not only honor our veterans, but also provide them an opportunity to leverage their experiences in ways that will have multiple benefits for the environment, themselves, and the community.'”

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