Newport News, VA   The Spectrum Foundation held its first Masquerade Gala on February 25 to benefit ‘Wounded Warriors’.  The Williamsburg Winery and a great many local businesses sponsored the Spectrum Foundation objective of helping Veterans and their families. Surviving military soldiers Andrew Smith and Whitney Spurgeon, along with their wives were honored guests. Both Veterans deployed numerous times and returned with multiple wounds. Mrs. Kristy Spurgeon spoke on her husband’s long, intense road of a dozen surgeries to recovery and the impact recoveries have on military families.  Andrew spoke on his involvement with Operation First Response. All are committed to continued on-going support to returning Warriors and ensuring they receive timely and proper care as well as any necessary financial support.

Guests and sponsors of the evening requested to be on the mailing list for future recurrences. Formal wear, lavish costumes, and masks added to the fun along with a silent auction. Over five thousand dollars was donated which the Spectrum Foundation will contribute in-turn to Veteran support activities including groups local to Spectrum locations around the world.

Jeff Wassmer, Spectrum President & CEO states, “This event was a tribute to the brave men and women who fight to uphold the values that our country was founded on.  We take pride in supporting our troops in any way we can and greatly appreciate the sponsorship and support of many individuals and businesses which made this Gala a success.”

On January 1, 2009 Spectrum implemented the “Spectrum Foundation.” This Foundation serves as the governing body for all of Spectrum’s charitable giving, with 50 percent of the proceeds from the Foundation benefiting a 501(C)3 that supports the military. The Spectrum Foundation is a donor advised fund managed by the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia. To learn more visit our Foundation website at

Spectrum is a veteran/employee-owned business that serves the Department of Defense and federal agencies. The company specializes in providing the National and DoD intelligence community with innovative, realistic and affordable solutions in technology. Spectrum also provides full system support from assessment to certification and takes great pride in exceeding client expectations. To learn more, visit our corporate website at