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A Visual Guide to the Veterans Disability Compensation System

The Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation system's growth shows no signs of stopping.

Q&A with Diana Davis Spencer and Abby Moffatt

Beginning in the 1960s with the creation of a history prize at West Point, the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation and its successor, the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, have been staunch supporters of the military, veterans, and their families. We sat down with Diana Davis Spencer and Abby Moffatt, the foundation’s chairman and CEO, respectively.

Interview with Donald Rumsfeld

Our oldest and youngest Secretary of Defense is also a philanthropist. 

Mapping a Disaster

One of the aid organizations that leapt to respond to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal in April was Team Rubicon, which provides work groups of ex-military volunteers after disasters of any kind.

The Other One Percent

In For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Washington Post associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran argue that it is imperative for U.S. citizens to become more engaged with our troops.

Changing of the Guard

Where are the old-line veterans’ charities headed?

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Purpose-driven organizations help veterans transition to civilian life. 

War, Peace, Philanthropy

Following U.S. forces and State Department officers into some of the toughest areas of the world, Spirit of America delivers private assistance intended to complement their work and advance U.S. interests.

Labeled Disabled

A government system rates veterans as incapable, but philanthropy can change that. 

Donors Who Come to the Aid of Their Country

National defense may seem like the last place philanthropy could have a role. Here’s some little-known history to make you think again.

5-minute Video: Vets Disability Mess in a Nutshell

Eric Greitens, founder and board member of The Mission Continues, and Jake Wood, co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, blast the mess in today’s veterans disability at the 2014 Annual Meeting of The Philanthropy Roundtable.

Beyond the Uniform

In this video, veterans Jake Wood of Team Rubicon and Eric Greitens of The Mission Continues share their experiences with the military and their goals for veterans philanthropy.

Service Shouldn’t End

Spencer Kympton, president of The Mission Continues, has one key ingredient to successfully engage veterans: service. Enable veterans to continue doing what they do best and let them strengthen their respective communities. 

Anybody Interested in Nation-changing Philanthropy?

Help veterans with disabilities stand on their own. 

Don’t Disable Wounded Veterans With Money

Philanthropists who want to help must consider long-term incentives and put self-reliance at the heart of their giving, explains LTC Daniel Gade.

Philanthropy and Post-9/11 Veterans

The Roundtable’s expert on veterans discusses how donors can help them thrive after service.

Serving Those Who Served: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Assisting Veterans and Military Families

This guidebook on veterans philanthropy is a timely new tool for donors. Created as a how-to manual for philanthropists who want to make a difference with individuals who have served their nation, particularly during the period since the 9/11 attacks, this is the first product of the new veterans program of The Philanthropy Roundtable.

New Help for Funding Veterans

The Philanthropy Roundtable recently hosted a major conference on how donors can best fund veterans and military families.

Fisher House: All about Family

Ken and Tammy Fisher lead the Fisher House Foundation, one of the most innovative philanthropies dedicated to helping hospitalized servicemen and veterans and their families. The Fishers spoke with Philanthropy magazine about their commitment to family and their work building Fisher Houses, which provide free lodging and transportation for military and veterans’ families while their loved ones recuperate at military and veterans’ hospitals nationwide.

What Veterans Really Need

Lieutenant Colonel Dan Gade explains why veterans—even severely injured ones like himself—may need a different treatment than you think.