Courtney Balson joined the Scholarship Foundation in 2011 as the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. Courtney quickly became involved in assisting the Foundation in its stewardship efforts and was an integral part in establishing the Foundation’s dedicated Stewardship Department. As the Director of Advancement, Courtney is responsible for recognizing investors, cementing them to the mission, and advancing their long-term involvement with the Scholarship Foundation through a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program. In addition, she is responsible for the oversight and execution of the Scholarship Foundation’s Fidelis Fund which supports the Scholarship Foundation’s mission-critical annual initiatives. Courtney holds an undergraduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Communication Studies and a Master’s degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in Education. Courtney is dedicated to helping Marines and their families through the power of education and currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with twin sons, Shane and Jackson.