In this blog post we are delighted to share the unique story behind one of our Founder’s favorite projects, the Churchill Solitaire app, and how it ties in with our military charity focus here at the Foundation. Read on to hear how the game’s history traces back to Sir Churchill himself and to learn why you should download it today for both a fun challenge and the opportunity to support a great cause!
Washington, D.C. —This Giving Tuesday the Foundation is pleased to announce $272,500 in 2019 grants from the Rumsfeld Foundation and Rumsfeld Family Fund to military charities assisting active duty troops, veterans, the wounded, their families and the families of the fallen.
In advance of Veterans Day, we invited veteran advocate, Outstanding Civilian Service Award and Public Service Medal recipient, and Founder and Board Chair of one of our longtime military charity partners, Vail Veterans Program, to discuss the story of her organization and the important role of community in coming together to support our nation’s veterans. In this blog feature, Cheryl Jensen discusses the inspiration behind the founding of Vail Veterans Program, shares some stories from a few special participants and reflects on the impact their programs have had over now more than 15 years in operation.
We asked Meghan Ogilvie, CEO of Dog Tag, Inc., to share some insights on her organization’s work to empower service-disabled veterans, military spouses and caregivers. The Rumsfeld Foundation has been proud to support the unique and important efforts of the Dog Tag Fellowship Program and we are delighted to release this “Service Series” interview offering an inside look into Dog Tag’s mission, operations and more.
Following the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, we are pleased to share a special edition "Service Series” blog post featuring insights from Jim Hake, CEO of Spirit of America, a longtime military charity partner of the Foundation. We hope you enjoy reading about how Jim’s experience on 9/11 transformed into the creation of Spirit of America and its unique mission to support U.S. missions abroad.
Memorial Day is a day of great significance to so many in our communities – to active duty military members, veterans and military families across the country and to all those who have been touched by our nation’s service members and benefited from the freedoms they defend. We pay tribute to the meaning of this important day of remembrance with this special edition of our “Service Series” by Ryan Manion, President of the Travis Manion Foundation, whose brother made the ultimate sacrifice now eleven years ago. We are honored to have Ryan contribute today’s piece featuring her insights on the meaning of Memorial Day and how she has shared her brother’s legacy of service to inspire thousands across America.
Washington, D.C. — On April 7th the Foundation’s Executive Director, Sarah Tonucci, was honored to accept a Legacy Award on behalf of the Rumsfeld Foundation at the annual Heroes Gala hosted by Luke's Wings. Celebrating 10 years in operation, Luke’s Wings presented Legacy Awards to five organizations and companies whose support they consider as critical to their efforts over the past decade.
The Foundation is pleased to release a 10-Year Report outlining our activities and advancements in the decade since its establishment. This comprehensive report features testimonials from our partners, highlights and milestones from across our programs, featured fellowship recipients, facts and figures and much more.
To commemorate the Foundation's10-year anniversary, our Executive Director, Sarah Tonucci, recently sat down with Founder and President, Don Rumsfeld, to discuss the Foundation's beginnings, the evolution of its programs over the last decade and his hopes for the future.