Military and Veteran Causes


We are dedicated to improving the lives of military service members and their families by supporting programs that enhance their educational and training opportunities and honor their selfless duty to our country. With about one million service members expected to transition to civilian life in the next five years, we are particularly committed to programs that smooth this transition and address the challenges many will face.

In 2012, our activities included the following events and programs:

  • Putting Heroes Back to Work
    Established in 2011, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University is the first U.S. organization founded specifically to conduct research and drive action on the social, economic, education and policy issues affecting veterans and their families.

    We recently announced a commitment of $500,000 over the next three years in support of the Institute and its programs dedicated to helping veterans and military families transition to civilian life. We will also work directly with the Institute on industry and entrepreneurship training programs.
  • Operation Mend
    We are the lead corporate sponsor of Operation Mend. A program of the University of California, Los Angeles Hospital System, it provides reconstructive plastic surgery for severely burned and disfigured soldiers who have returned home from service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  •  Operation Homefront
    Operation Homefront® provides emergency financial and other assistance to wounded warriors and their families. Through our grant, Operation Homefront provided transitional housing at the Lockheed Martin Wounded Warrior DC Village to assist those wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. In addition, service members participated in workshops and counseling to equip them for a return to civilian life.
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