Public Service

Service Series: How Veterans Find Peace and Purpose through Warriors & Quiet Waters

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In this latest Service Series post, we asked our friends at Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) to walk readers through one of their flagship programs for wounded veterans. Their Fishing Experience ─ called “FX” for short ─ brings together a small group of former service members from across the country for a unique and powerful week-long experience in Bozeman, Montana. 

Our Founder’s Lasting Impact: Words from our Community

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After Secretary Rumsfeld’s passing, the Foundation was heartened to receive an outpouring of condolences and thoughtful reflections from our founder’s many friends and colleagues around the world. Among them were touching messages of gratitude from our Fellowship alumni and the military charity partners we have worked with over the years. This blog post includes a sample of such testimonials which speak to the significant and enduring impact that Rumsfeld had on the lives of so many. 

Graduate Fellowship Advisers: Mentorship and More

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We are delighted to share this blog shedding some light on the backbone of our Graduate Fellowship Program – our program Advisers. Behind the rising young leaders that comprise our Fellowship Network, is the support and guidance of these dedicated professors who recognize our Fellows’ leadership potential and help them to advance in their academic and professional pursuits.

Service Series: Transforming Struggle into Strength

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We asked Ken Falke, Founder and Chairman of the Boulder Crest Foundation, to share some insights on his organization’s work in developing and delivering transformative programs that ensure our nation’s veterans have the tools they need to thrive in the aftermath of service-related trauma. The Rumsfeld Foundation has been proud to support the unique and important efforts of the Boulder Crest Foundation since 2015 and we are delighted to release this “Service Series” interview offering Ken’s perspective on Boulder Crest’s mission, operations, the field of Posttraumatic Growth and more.

Supporting Military Charities: Milestone Profits Announcement

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Upon the initial publication of our founder’s memoir, Known and Unknown, and the launch of the app, Churchill Solitaire, Don Rumsfeld announced that all of his profits from the sales of these two projects would be donated to the Foundation in support of its grantmaking to military and veterans organizations.  Today we are pleased to report that the Foundation has received more than $1 million from these two initiatives to date.   

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