October 16, 2014
Eric Greitens, founder of The Mission Continues, made his debut on the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last spring. His appearance coincided with the start of our 2013 Bravo Class Orientation and the induction of 70 veterans to The Mission Continues Fellowship Program.
For a young nonprofit organization, the appearance was also a significant moment in our growth and ability to reach a new audience (it turns out quite a few young veterans watch Comedy Central).
Website traffic before, during and after the episode aired.
To our delight, the filming of the episode would not be our last run-in with Mr. Stewart. A cohort of Mission Continues Fellows were invited to take part in an eight-week Professional Immersion Program for veterans at The Daily Show. In recognition of his support, Mr. Stewart also served as the Guest of Honor at our Veteran’s Day Gala last November.
Note: Contest closed as of December 1, 2014:
And still, there’s more, and this time it involves you. Now through November 9th, 2014, you can enter to win a VIP experience that includes:
- Get interviewed by Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show!
- Go backstage, visit the green room, and receive a tape of your on-stage interview
- Be flown to New York and put up in a 4-star hotel
Proceeds from every entry support The Mission Continues and our mission to empower veterans to serve our country in new ways.
For more information about the experience and to make your entry, visit: http://www.omaze.com/experiences/jon-stewart