Make-A-Wish Participants Matched with Washington Capitals Hockey Team

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Patrick Stoup is the CEO for SAI in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There, he develops plans to help the company meet both long- and short-term goals. He is also in charge of financial reports and budgets. Outside of work, Patrick Stoup donates to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

The Make-A-Wish foundation helps children with terminal illnesses by granting them a wish of their choosing. This not only raises spirits for the child, but their happiness can bring hope and joy to their own family as well. The Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation covers the Maryland area, including DC and northern Virginia.

In 2016, each of the players on the Washington Capitals hockey team was paired with a Make-A-Wish participant. The children had the opportunity to skate, talk, and have a good time with their own personal hockey player. Some were even given sled rides on the ice. Each player wore a lavender jersey, with the back featuring the name of the child they were paired with. The jerseys were later auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting Hockey Fights Cancer.


Children’s Inn Named One of the Best Places to Work in D.C.

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Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health

The CEO of SAI, a business in Maryland that serves both the private and government sectors, Patrick Stoup ensures the company meets its short- and long-term goals by developing strategies and overseeing budgets. Also a philanthropist, Patrick Stoup supports through SAI and on behalf of its employees organizations such as The Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health).

The Children’s Inn at NIH was recently named a 2016 Best Place to Work in the medium category. It was one of 86 workplaces honored by the Washington Business Journal. The award recognizes companies in the Greater Washington, D.C., area that are leaders in employee engagement.

All D.C. area businesses are eligible for the Best Place to Work awards, regardless of the company’s size or type of industry. Companies who qualify for the medium category employ between 25 and 49 people. Each of these companies is evaluated and then scored on several categories such as team effectiveness, trust in leadership, and company goal alignment.

The Children’s Inn at NIH was established in 1990 and is a private, not-for-profit residence facility that helps provide support for children and families who are participating in pediatric research at the NIH.

Fisher House Foundation Benefits and Scholarship Opportunities

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Fisher House Foundation

Patrick Stoup has served as chief executive officer of SAI in Gaithersburg, Maryland, since 2014. When he is not striving to meet immediate and long-term financial objectives at SAI, Patrick Stoup supports charities such as Fisher House Foundation.

Fisher House Foundation is a philanthropic group comprised of homes throughout the United States that welcome military members, veterans, and their families. These homes allow individuals to enjoy shelter, food, and other facilities at no cost while a loved one is receiving medical care. Over the years, the organization has saved veterans and their families roughly $320 million in expenses.

Beyond the organization’s commitment to free housing for military families, Fisher House Foundation also provides scholarship opportunities to members of the military and those closest to them. Through the group’s military children scholarship offerings, young adults receive nearly $1 million every year toward higher education. Fisher House Foundation also has established a number of scholarships specifically for spouses of military service members. These scholarships, made possible by a partnership with the National Military Family Association (NMFA), can be used for licensing purposes, certificates, continuing education credits, and more.

Children’s Inn Gala Welcomes Leaders across Several Sectors

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Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health

The CEO of SAI, a small business in Maryland that serves the private and government sectors, Patrick Stoup ensures the company meets its short- and long-term goals by developing various strategies and approving budgets. Through the company, Patrick Stoup provides financial support to organizations such as the Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health.

Dedicated to helping families with children who are critically ill, Children’s Inn offers therapeutic and educational programs along with a free “place like home” to families and children involved in the research at the National Institutes of Health. To support its work, Children’s Inn throughout the year hosts several events, including its annual gala, An Evening for Hope. Now in its third year, An Evening for Hope welcomes top government health agencies, technology firms, and organizations to enjoy a dinner and silent and live auctions. Close to 800 supporters attend the Gala every year.

The 3rd Annual Children’s Inn Gala is scheduled for May 7, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Nearly 100 senior government leaders are scheduled to attend the gala this year. An Evening for Hope begins with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. A VIP reception and welcoming reception will take place before opening the doors for dinner at 6:45. In addition to its auction, the gala will be raffling off a Buddy 50 white scooter that was custom-painted by children served by Children’s Inn. The raffle winner will also receive a warranty for the scooter and a gift card for an accessory package.