Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Behind every creation are creators, each bringing their own contribution. Launching a charitable organization takes vision, courage and action. Great things are created when the means are present.
Years ago our Founding Benefactors believed in something larger than themselves. They saw something not yet done and asked "why not?" They generously provided critical funding in the early years of the formation of this Organization.
Aware it takes a collection of resources and talents to launch a great new charitable organization, our Founding Benefactors brought patriotic private money® to the beginnings of this effort and helped create something great and new for the betterment of the common good. Noble in mind and heart, these magnanimous individuals financially enabled us to set forth something new on the American landscape --an Organization permanently dedicated to the service of America’s active-duty soldiers and their families.
And for that, Americans are grateful to the following founding benefactors: