Thriving After Service: Successful Transitions and Real Opportunities for Veterans and Military Families
Omni William Penn Hotel - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 26, 2014
Co-hosted by The Heinz Endowments
In many American cities, the population of post-9/11 veterans has risen dramatically in recent years and will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Most of these men and women will ease smoothly into civilian life. Many will benefit from assistance in their transition. A small number will require significant long-term support.
Provided with the right opportunities and resources, veterans will become strong assets to their communities. However, if their talents are left untapped, and their challenges ignored, modest obstacles can evolve into lasting problems. Private philanthropy can play a powerful part in helping launch veterans into successful civilian lives.
Wednesday, March 26
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Optional Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Welcome and overview
Thomas Meyer, program manager, Veterans Services, The Philanthropy Roundtable
8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. A Regional Approach to Veterans Philanthropy in Western Pennsylvania
- Megan Andros, program officer, The Heinz Endowments
- Phil Carter, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Donor Strategies: How Philanthropists Can Lead in Veteran Reintegration
- Dan Goldenberg, executive director, Call of Duty Endowment
- Catharine Grimes, director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
- Eric Weingartner, managing director, Robin Hood Foundation
10:30a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Promising Opportunities to Address Real Challenges
- Debbie Bial, president and founder, Posse Foundation
- Eric Eversole, executive director, Hiring Our Heroes
- Spencer Kympton, president, The Mission Continues
- Jim McDonough, senior director of community engagement and innovation, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Program Wrap-up
Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
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This solicitation-free event is open to those who annually distribute, or intend to distribute in the near future, at least $100,000 in charitable donations. There is no fee to attend. For more information on attendance qualifications, click here.
For additional information about the content of this program, please contact Thomas Meyer, program manager of veterans services, at email@example.com or at 202-822-8333.