The Verstandig Pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital opened in December of 2023, marking a significant milestone for the hospital and the region. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide world-class care in a world-class environment. The pavilion features a new and expanded emergency department, as well as cutting-edge operating rooms, all aimed at advancing healthcare in the Washington region. The facility is not only technologically advanced but also incorporates a healing design to provide physical and spiritual comfort in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis – care of the whole person. The Verstandig Pavilion sets a new standard in patient care and the practice of medicine, and is expected to serve the community and the region for decades to come.
“The pavilion will be a haven for healing, a place where compassionate care meets cutting edge technology, where the heroes of our community will teach and train the next generation of providers, and where miracles really do happen. It is truly a beacon of hope for patients, for their loved ones, and for our region."
- Grant Verstandig
National Security Partners
The Aspen Institute
The Global Cybersecurity Group consists of 40 global leaders committed to preserving peace and freedom online. The launch of this group comes at a time of urgent need for cross-border, multilateral, and public-private collaboration on technology and security. It will enhance dialogue and trust across the globe. The group has evolved to embrace a broader mission and membership and today serves as a leading platform for nonpartisan dialogue aimed at developing concrete policy recommendations to build upon and improve the work of key international institutions.
"Having multi-stakeholders at the table convening to map out a new Global Digital Toolbox underpinned by collaboration couldn't be more timely and addresses a critical gap in the cyber landscape."
Education & Entrepreneurship Partners
International Spy Museum
Transforming a one-of-a-kind independent nonprofit museum by enhancing the visitor experience, sustaining and expanding programming for underserved communities and artifact preservation, and reimagining a major Museum exhibit highlighting one of the rarest artifacts in its collection: an original letter written by George Washington.
“I am beyond excited by the opportunity to partner with the Spy Museum to share this collection with the broader Washington DC community and spy enthusiasts across the world,” said Grant Verstandig. “People take many different approaches to structuring their personal collections; for me, it has never been about the rarest or esoteric item; it is about the challenge of the search, the thrill of discovering an artifact that has had a significant impact on history, and the pleasure of continuous learning about a subject matter I have been fascinated by since childhood."
Third Option Foundation
The hallmark of Third Option Foundation’s approach is their holistic family resiliency programming that provides not only financial assistance, but ongoing physical, mental, and community support, which allows operators and their families to move forward during difficult times.
Animal Welfare Partners
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue celebrated their grand opening of its unique Rescue Campus in Florence, South Carolina in March 2023. This campus features specialized facilities such as the Infectious Disease Infections Care Unit, the Ringworm Center, and the Community Vet Clinic. The "Stopover Station" kennel building is designed to prepare animals for transport to areas where adoptions are possible. The campus aims to address pet overpopulation challenges in the region by not only facilitating animal transport but also assisting community members in caring for their pets, thereby preventing unwanted litters and surrenders.
"The Verstandig Family Foundation is honored to support Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in their endless fight to provide lifesaving resources to animals in dire need."
-Catherine Phillips & Grant Verstandig