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Giving Guide 2016

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56 Worcester Business Journal • Giving Guide 2016 www.wbjournal.com Veterans Inc. Future Goals 1. To improve the lives of veterans and their families by expanding capacity and services to meet needs 2. To reduce homelessness among veterans and their families by providing the housing and support services needed to prevent and/or end homelessness 3. To provide inpatient and outpatient treatment services to individuals struggling with substance abuse issues in a serene and supportive environment at Independence Hall 4. To continue to find and implement new programs and services for new veterans and returning military service members suffering from issues related to pre/post- deployment, readjustment, reintegration, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress – as well as their family members during and post-deployment 5. To expand our nationally recognized Employment & Training Program to assist new veterans and returning military service members to include utilizing education benefits, enrolling in an institution of higher education, and/ or obtaining meaningful employment 6. To improve and expand services for veterans facing the debilities of aging 7. To continue to find and implement new wellness programs and services to assist female veterans and veterans with families Fundraising Events/Opportunities Gala Military Ball – Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Historic Armory, 44 Salisbury St., Worcester. Sponsor, attend or donate a silent auction item. Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast – Friday, November 11, 2016 at Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester. Enjoy a great breakfast and thank our veterans in person before the parade honoring their service to our country. Freedom Song Festival & Veterans Memorial 5K Road Race & Walk – Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester. Join us for our 5K race, followed by our family-friendly festival featuring vendors, children's activities, and entertainment. 20th Annual Best Ball Charity Golf Classic – Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Heritage Country Club, Charlton. Steak dinner, raffles, prizes, and golf! Sponsor or participate in our fundraising events to support our veterans and their families! For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact 508-791-1213 x123 or events@veteransinc.org. Volunteer Opportunities There are many opportunities to donate your time, including: • Helping with the Food Pantry or daily hot meals program • Assisting with fundraising events • Running a food, clothing, gift card or toiletry drive • Driving veterans to and from their appointments • Facilitating events for veterans, such as cookouts, movie nights, sports activities, health and wellness programs (yoga or nutrition workshops), and outings (fishing trips, nature walks) • Teaching a class in your field (money management, healthcare) • Offering administrative support or helping with repairs and maintenance of our grounds and facilities • Greeting volunteers and visitors at our headquarters in Worcester For more information, please contact donations@veteransinc.org or call 508-791-1213 x196. Giving Opportunities Veterans Inc. could not provide the level of services it does without the generous contributions of individuals and businesses. To help our veterans, you can make a one-time, recurring or matching donation; support our two annual veteran-focused events: our Holiday Harvest and Stand Down; sponsor or take part in our fundraising events (see Fundraising Opportunities); donate your time (see Volunteer Opportunities); and provide in-kind donations of food, clothing, vehicles, toiletries, gift cards, and more. The Veterans Inc. Annual Appeal Fund provides critical ongoing support of our programs and services with the greatest need. Unrestricted gifts to the annual fund are an important source of steady income. Donations are gratefully accepted anytime at 69 Grove St., Worcester or online at www.veteransinc.org. Financial support to implement our organizational goals is greatly needed. Every tax-deducible dollar you give helps Veterans Inc. bring a comprehensive range of professional services to veterans in need and their families. To arrange for an endowment or planned gift, or for other giving opportunities, please contact 508-791-1213 x123. Board of Directors Denis M. Leary, Executive Director Vincent J. Perrone, Lt. Colonel, USAF (retired) President & CEO MISSION STATEMENT Service area: Headquartered in Worcester, MA, Veterans Inc. has offices and programs in all six New England states and provides referral services across America. To end homelessness among veterans and be there for our veterans and their families in their time of need, providing housing, case management, employment and training, outreach and referral, health and wellness, supportive services for veterans and their families, food services, services for post-9/11 veterans, and women and children services Federal......................... 70% State .............................. 7% Other ........................... 23% Top funding sources: George M. Bourisk, FM Global, Treasurer Roland W. Bercume, Director of Pharmacy, UMASS, Secretary Patrick J. Murphy, Chair, Personnel Committee, Captain, USMC (Veteran) Dr. Barbara Rugo Focht, MD, Major, USAF (retired) Victoria C. Vitucci, Lt. Colonel, USAF (retired) S. Sam Slep, Major, USAF (retired) Edward Burkart, Veteran Services Coordinator, Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs, Lt. Colonel, USAF (retired) Veterans Inc. 69 Grove Street Worcester, MA 01605 Phone: 800-482-2565 www.veteransinc.org Full-time employees: 101 Annual revenues: $11.5 million Year founded: 1990

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