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A Conversation About Veterans Philanthropy

July 26, 2017

On July 26, 2017, NYSHealth will host a conversation with leaders in veterans philanthropy and mental health to address the evolving needs of post-9/11 veterans.

Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.8 million service members have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Over these past 16 years of America's longest conflict to date, our military has changed as much as our country has. Women are now able to officially serve in combat roles, members of the LGBTQ community can serve their country openly, and our special forces are operating at unprecedented tempos.

But what does this mean for the needs of our returning veterans? How has philanthropy responded to these evolving needs? And which nonprofits are stepping up to address the issues our veterans face?

Please join the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) for a conversation with innovators in the veterans community that have followed these trends and are invested in addressing the evolving needs of our post-9/11 veterans. Our panelists are leaders in veterans philanthropy and mental health:

  • Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation
  • Thomas Meyer, Director of Veteran Services at The Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Gerard Ilaria, LCSW, Clinical Director at the Headstrong Project


When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
          12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: NYSHealth Conference Room
           1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor (corner of 38th Street)
            New York, NY 10018

Please R.S.V.P. here by July 21. Lunch will be provided.