If I told you how I found out, I’d have to kill you. Participants will include supporters of CIA Charities, corporate execs and celebs, including Alan Kalter of The Late Show with Dave Letterman.
Palm Coast, FL – August 13, 2014 – GoToby.com has learned that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will host its annual Golf Invitational Tournament and Charity Dinner Auction at the Hammock Beach Club’s Ocean Course in March. The closed event will be attended by healthcare partners that support the CIA charities (code name, Compass Rose), C-level executives and national TV celebrities, including Alan Kalter from The Late Show with Dave Letterman.
General James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, who reports directly to the President, typically attends the event each year. So too do General Michael Hayden, retired Director of the CIA and Mrs. Hayden.
So who is this event’s Palm Coast connection? Director of the event is GoToby.com reader and a long-time consultant to the CIA, John Orr. John’s primary residence is in Palm Coast though he is often in Connecticut to be near his NYC Rockefeller Plaza office where he is Chief Strategy Officer of Rockefeller Consulting.
Each year, Compass Rose picks a different charity inside the Intelligence group as beneficiary of the tournament’s proceeds. The first year was families of fallen CIA operatives. The second year it was for families that had their parents killed in Embassy bombings. The next year was “Pets to Vets.” Assorted soldiers returning from the Middle East with brain injury received a trained shelter dog for their assistance. That event raised $114,000 for the charity.
This year's chosen charity works with a list of 20,000 World War II and Viet Nam veteran’s in need.They will fly qualifying vets to Washington DC to visit the memorials. At last year's dinner auction, a Bret Favre autographed helmet fetched $5K, an Aaron Rogers autographed helmet garnered $6K and someone paid $10K for a signed George W. Bush bike shirt.
Compass Rose is also the name of the health plan for the Intelligence Community. The Compass Rose is the insert of the CIA emblem seen above and on the floor of the CIA in movies and in the news.
Perhaps when Alan Kalter returns home, he can let Letterman know where Palm Coast is.