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IVMF and Bob Woodruff Foundation collaborate to send service-disabled veterans to VA National Small Business Conference

July 11, 2013

IVMF and Bob Woodruff Foundation collaborate to send service-disabled veterans to VA National Small Business Conference

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation announce a strategic partnership for the second year to assist post-9/11 service-disabled veterans in attending the 2013 National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo Aug. 6-8 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The partnership will allow veterans to apply for grants that will cover conference admission fees, lodging and transportation to promote entrepreneurship and small-business ownership in the veteran community. Conference grants and applications will be administered through the IVMF. Qualified applicants must be post-9/11 service-disabled veterans who own, or aspire to own, a small business. Grants are awarded on a first-received basis. Those interested can apply here.

“The IVMF is excited to partner again with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to train more veteran entrepreneurs,” says Raymond Toenniessen, IVMF Director of External Relations. “We have enjoyed a great partnership with the foundation and this continued collaboration will further benefit our nation’s service members as they return to civilian life.”

“We are equally thrilled to partner with IVMF. This is a unique opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurial veteran leaders to benefit from an innovative resource provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs,” says Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

About The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF)

The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring injured service members and their families are thriving long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government, diligently navigating the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans-finds, funding and shaping innovative programs, holding them accountable for results. To date, they have invested more than $15 million in public education and solutions, reaching more than a million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to help make sure our nation’s heroes have access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org.

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[…] Check it out. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation announce a strategic partnership for the second year to assist post-9/11 service-disabled veterans in attending the 2013 National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo Aug. 6-8 in St. Louis, Missouri. The partnership will allow veterans to apply for grants that will cover conference admission fees, lodging and transportation to promote entrepreneurship and small-business ownership in the veteran community. Conference grants and applications will be administered through the IVMF. Qualified applicants must be post-9/11 service-disabled veterans who own, or aspire to… Read more »
NamePaula
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Commentwhy are so,any benefits post 9/11? Still not interested in Vietnam vets?

Juan
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Wow. I do agree that preference to provide recognition to recent war veterans should be allowed, but not to open the opportunity to all veterans is wrong. All veterans deserve the opportunity. Or are we going back to segregation times.

Diane
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I’m glad to see something being done for the post 9/11 veterans, but, I have to agree with another comment about Vietnam vetsa also those of us that have retired recently and have been classified as 100% disable and unemployable. How do we fit into the skeem of things. What do we do or where do we go for that type of assistance. I have a business I’ve
been trying to get off the ground since I retired in 2005. Would like an answer from someone, please.

Name: James O. Schultz
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omment: Am a 100% service connected disabled vet. Would like to get more info. on what the Foundation needs from the disabled vet to attend the conference in Aug. My phone number is also 956-328-6399

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