Director of Veterans Services
Thomas Meyer is the director of veterans services. He joined The Philanthropy Roundtable in 2012. His work focuses on developing strategies for philanthropists seeking to initiate or increase effective giving in the veterans services field.
Prior to joining the Roundtable, Thomas completed a Fox Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, where he carried out research and writing on junior military officer decision-making in counterinsurgency war and networks for interstate weapons trade. He has been conducting qualitative field research with U.S. and U.K. military officers since 2010, and, having grown up in a military family, he has a firsthand understanding of the issues facing our military and their families.
Thomas has held several roles at Dwight Hall at Yale, the center for public service at Yale University, where he led the executive committee and managed a portion of the organization’s endowment. He graduated with distinction from Yale University in 2011, where he majored in sociology with a concentration in political science.
Thomas is the author of The Philanthropy Roundtable guidebook Serving Those Who Served and the Philanthropy magazine articles Real Opportunities for Veterans and Labeled Disabled.