The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University has received a generous $100,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation to support the AmericaServes program in the Carolinas.
Five AmericaServes networks in North and South Carolina will benefit from funding for their programs, trainings, and support. The selected markets in North Carolina collectively coordinate care for the entire state ‑- NCserves Metrolina, NCServes Coastal, NCServes Western and NCServes Central Carolina. The fifth selected market is SCServes which coordinates care for South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
“Our team is grateful for the generosity and support from The Leon Levine Foundation as we look to continually improve care coordination for veterans, service members and their families,” said Beth Kubala, senior director of IVMF programs and services. “The foundation’s impact will be felt broadly across the North and South Carolina. The Carolinas are a popular home base for military families and we are excited to offer an even higher standard of service there.”
Tom Lawrence, executive director of The Leon Levine Foundation, remarked: “The AmericaServes program is providing vital support for veteran and military families across the nation. We’ve seen the program make a significant impact at the local level, so it is an honor to give back to the veteran community by partnering with AmericaServes throughout the Carolinas.”
Started by Leon Levine (founder of Family Dollar Store) in 1980, The Leon Levine Foundation seeks to improve the human condition by creating permanent, measurable and life-changing impact throughout the Carolinas. Based in Charlotte, NC, the organization invests in nonprofits with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a focus on sustainability in the areas of healthcare, education, Jewish values and human services.
AmericaServes is the country’s first coordinated network of organizations dedicated to serving the military community by providing veterans, transitioning service members, and their families with a way to simply and effectively navigate and access supportive services in their communities. Each AmericaServes network consists of vetted service providers, connected through a coordination center that understands each provider’s services, capacity and eligibility requirements, and facilitates accurate referrals for users to receive the services they seek.