Golf tournament to honor Joe Caggiano
Coalition for Government Procurement renames annual fundraising event
- By Nick Wakeman
- Jan 25, 2013
The Coalition for Government Procurement is renaming its annual golf tournament to honor Joe Caggiano, the popular industry executive who died Jan. 14.
The event will be held Aug. 29, at the Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md., and will raise money for wounded veterans.
Caggiano was very active with the coalition, and his father, Paul, was the long-time president of the group, which advocates for improving procurement policies and processes.
The tournament will be called the Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament. Over the past two years, the annual event has raised more than $25,000 for Hope for the Warriors and Operation Second Chance, two groups that support wounded veterans, said Roger Waldron, president of the coalition.
“Joe has played a huge role with the tournament, and he’s been very active with the coalition, so it seemed like the logical thing to do,” Waldron said of naming the tournament after Caggiano.
Supporting veterans was a passion of Caggiano’s, he said. He served eight years in the Navy.
Caggiano’s death at 48 sent shock waves through the contracting community, where he was well-known for his time as the chief operating officer at the Washington Management Group/FedSources, and for being a mentor and respected leader in the market. At the time of his death, he was a principal at Reznick Government, a business advisory firm.
In addition to the golf tournament, memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph P. Caggiano Children’s Trust Fund, c/o Carolyn Curry, 2095 Royal Fern Lane, Hoover, Ala., 35244, or the Coalition for Government Procurement for the Wounded Warrior Fund, 1990 M Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, D.C., 20036.
Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.