Supporting Organizations

Organizations Supporting Our Mission

Behind the completion of every successful Challenge are people and organizations committed to our mission. We are grateful for our Supporting Organizations and their dedication to improving the quality of life of those who have served our country.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems

The Electronic Systems sector of BAE Systems, Inc. is a global leader in researching, developing, implementing, and maintaining cutting edge commercial, defense, and space electronics. Our teams continuously set new performance and innovation standards in control, communications, guidance, detection, protection, power, and propulsion technologies and systems across a wide range of platforms. BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector offers a diverse portfolio that is continually growing and evolving to give our customers the edge they need in the air, on and under water, on land, in space, and in cyberspace.

Infinite Hero Foundation

Infinite Hero Foundation

The mission of Infinite Hero Foundation (INF) is to combat the most difficult front line issues - mental and physical - facing military heroes and their families. QL+ is proud to be a partner with IHF since November 2018.

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project

WWP is committed to serving the post 9/11 generation and all future generations of injured service members, ensuring that they get the care, attention, and support they deserve upon their return home. We also serve the family members and caregivers who are an integral part of the warrior's recovery and transition back to civilian life.



AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives.

SAME Foundation

SAME Partnership Agreement

Founded in 1920, the Society of American Military Engineers leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. With a National Office in Alexandria, Va., and more than 100 local Posts and Field Chapters around the world, the Society unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cybersecurity, and contracting and acquisition disciplines in support of America's national security.


Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded-physically or psychologically-after defending our safety and our freedom. DVNF achieves this mission by:

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community and educating the public accordingly.
1Hero Sports

1Hero Sports

1Hero Sports, under the banner of Leading Challenges, LLC has assessed and solved human capital challenges. 1Hero Sports is led and operated by Bob Anderson and Chris McCabe. Leading Challenges, LLC, draws on the experience of Heather Amberg-Anderson and Bob Anderson, the team they have assembled, solid research, and advanced training concepts to initiate growth and positive individual and organizational change for its valued clients and making a positive difference in the lives of those who serve.

PenFed Creadit Union

PenFed Credit Union

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is a QL+ national sponsor. PenFed also funds the PenFed Foundation that provides service members, Veterans, and their families the skills and resources they need to build a strong financial future. PenFed changes lives through financial education, home ownership, and veteran entrepreneurial support.



The Fortinet Security Fabric platform provides true integration and automation across an organization’s security infrastructure, delivering unparalleled protection and visibility to every network segment, device, and appliance, whether virtual, in the cloud, or on-premises.

River Deep Foundation

River Deep Foundation (RDF)

The River Deep Foundation (RDF) is dedicated to helping military veterans and other individuals who have experienced physical, emotional or psychological trauma—and those who assist them—to heal and re-engage in life through adventure, recreation and a network of support.

We accomplish this through 1. Recreational Group Outings that facilitate healing through active re-engagement in life. Activities include fishing, hunting, archery, art classes, cooking classes and much more! 2. Collaboration with an alliance. The RDF Alliance is an innovative approach to non-profit management and programming. It is a collaboration of aligned 501©(3) not-for-profit organizations who share resources, knowledge, and ideas with the goal of providing more efficient and effective programming and outreach. Currently, The Alliance is comprised of eight agencies working to eliminate redundancy, combine strengths, streamline services and significantly fortify the safety net.

The RDF Alliance is thrilled to have QL+ and all the potential and promise they bring to our program participants. As the newest Alliance member, QL+ will be able to reach many more individuals who can benefit from the innovations made by current and future engineering students.