RE: Philanthropy Blog

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:24pm

Siobhan O'Riordan

It’s an ever-clear sky today. Just as it was in 2001. And yet ever-clear and jet trails slicing September blue-skies then are now reminders, important ones, of the events of 9/11 and the losses and learnings we have experienced since.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 2:18pm

War and tragedy have always brought us together as a people, but we need more regular experiences that foster the understanding that we are in a common enterprise. When the Founders penned the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness, they weren't just talking about an individual right, but a common undertaking that we help one another to achieve.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 2:22pm

On the Fourth of July, our nation comes together to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, freedoms our service members, veterans and their families have made possible through their sacrifices.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:50am

When my husband Bob went to Iraq to cover the war, I was worried but didn’t think of it the way families of our soldiers do. After all, he was there as the anchor of ABC News.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:47am

In 2009, Blue Shield of California Foundation learned of the increasingly high rates and devastating impacts of domestic violence among military families. Given the incredible stress these families had endured after more than a decade at war, the findings were difficult to hear, but not surprising. Thankfully, we were in a position to do more than just listen. Through our work to end domestic violence in California, we saw an opportunity to make a difference for our servicemen and women.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:52pm

I was a foundation officer and government official in the White House and Pentagon before I became a military family member…before there was a war. Before the Marine I married deployed to combat three times. Before I knew neighbors who faced the knock of a Chaplain and a Casualty Assistance Officer in dress uniform. Before my tenth grader attended ten schools.

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 9:41am

Stephanie Powers

Building on last April’s historic Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge convening, next week on May 12, the Council will host an event in Washington, D.C. to mark the first anniversary of the Impact Pledge and the launch of the Council’s Veterans Philanthropy Exchange. More than 160 grantmakers, veterans and military family organizations, policymakers, service providers and others will gather to laud the new pledges for 2015.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:00am

As a nation we cherish the value of service. Few among us take this spirit to heart more than our men and women in uniform. Coming from all walks of life, they join forces to safeguard our country.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 9:00am

The Derby Area Veterans Memorial – Walk of Freedom began in 2004 as a dream.

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:09pm

The largest influx of veterans since the end of World War II will return to the workforce and college in the next several years. The surge is the result of military downsizing following wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and steep cuts to the Pentagon’s budget. As the nation heads into the Memorial Day weekend and seeks lasting ways to honor military service, we have some suggestions.