June 1, 2012

Buchanan & Edwards Presents 2012 CEEF Scholarship at GCBS

Buchanan & Edwards (BE) was the presenting sponsor for The Cynthia Earley Educational Foundation (CEEF) for the second consecutive year  as part of  the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS). BE is proud to continue supporting CEEF, a nonprofit that provides college scholarships to student athletes who raise the most funds towards the GCBS charities, The March of Dimes and The Chesapeake Bay Trust.

“BE’s involvement as a corporate sponsor has had a significant influence on fundraising for GCBS charities,” said CEEF and GCBS founder Brian Earley. With the help of BE’s contribution, CEEF was able to award scholarships of $1250 and $1000. Returning winners, 20 year old Taylor Smith and 19 year old Ellen Drake, were recognized and presented scholarships after participating in the 4.4 mile swim. Ellen and Taylor both individually raised the most funds ever by two participants in the history of the scholarship (1999).

GCBS, one of the most sought after open water swims, is held annually at the Bay Bridge Marina on the eastern shore of Maryland. Over 80 eligible student athletes entered in either the 1 or 4.4 mile swim events on Sunday June, 10th.  CEEF was founded by the Earley family, including BE employee Darren Earley, to commemorate the life of their mother who was passionate about youth, education and leadership.

About The Cynthia Earley Educational Foundation:

Founded in 1999, The Cynthia Earley Educational Foundation has awarded over $15,000 to students who are active in their communities. For more information on Cynthia Earley, the Foundation, past winners and their stories, please see

About The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim:

The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Inc., was founded in 1992 as the successor to a solo charity swim for health-related causes in 1982, and is considered to be one of the top five open water swim races in the United States. The GCBS raises public awareness of the charitable causes which it supports and is a significant financial contributor to national and regional charities like the March of Dimes and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. For more information, please visit

About Buchanan-Edwards:

Buchanan & Edwards, an IT consulting firm based in Arlington, VA, values learning and innovation as the keys to its success. BE is firmly committed to investing in their community and upholding a socially responsible business model that promotes education for the leaders of tomorrow. For information on how BE is giving back, please see the community service page on our website

BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing military, government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success.

Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission, and the unique challenges they face.

BE is the winner of the 2011 Small Business of the Year Award for the US Department of State and as an INC 500/5000 awardee. BE employs a disciplined management approach that has been independently appraised as compliant with CMMI Level II processes and ISO 900: 2008 standards.