A Message from Bob on his 16th Alive Day
Hear from our co-founder Bob Woodruff as he reflects on 1/29/06, the day he survived an IED blast that became the catalyst for our mission to help service members, veterans, their families and caregivers.
Celebrating our heroes at first-ever Got Your 6 VetFest !
Veterans, active duty service members, and military families gathered in Nashville for a family-friendly day of food, games, and live music from award-winning country artists.
The first-ever Got Your 6 VetFest was a hit!
Veterans, active duty service members, and military families gathered in Nashville for a family-friendly day of food, games, and live music from award-winning country artists.
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Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join World News Tonight to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
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Whether you’re a veteran seeking fertility assistance or an organization looking for support, we’ve got your 6.
Whether you’re a veteran or family member looking for initiatives and assistance or an organization in need, we’ve got your six.
You can help make a difference for our veterans! Our mission can only be accomplished with support from our donors, partners, and sponsors.
Craig Newmark PhilanthropiesCraig Newmark Philanthropies aims to give in ways that are meaningful and contribute to the common good. Craig Newmark supports groups that are already doing good work defending the values this country aspires to, like fairness, opportunity, and respect. With Veterans & military families and as a primary focus area, Craig Newmark Philanthropies has teamed up with the Bob Woodruff Foundation for an ongoing partnership. Follow Craig on Twitter at @craignewmark. Website
Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS)Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) is an initiative dedicated to honoring former and currently military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry. The Bob Woodruff Foundation serves as VOW’s strategic charity partner, and through a combination of educational initiatives, mentoring, outreach to the military, employee affinity groups, and an annual conference, VOWS promotes career development, support, and retention of veterans throughout the global financial services industry. Website
National Football League (NFL)Since 2018, the NFL and BWF have made a measurable impact in the lives of more than 577,600 veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers. Together the NFL, BWF and MoveUnited launched the USA Wheelchair Football League, now with nine teams nationwide. As we move forward, we will work with the NFL and our boots on the ground partners and grantees to shape solutions and fund impactful programs that best meet the needs of veterans today, tomorrow, and over the horizon. Website
Qatar Harvey FundThe Qatar Harvey Fund was created by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Although located halfway around the world on the Arabian peninsula, Qatar has long-established ties in southeast Texas through decades of economic cooperation and educational exchange. The enormous damage of Hurricane Harvey made it immediately clear that rebuilding and recovery in the region would be long and challenging. The $30M Qatar Harvey Fund was created as a commitment of solidarity between the people of Qatar and the people of Texas as they embarked upon this long road. Website
State of QatarIn 2018, the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the State of Qatar established a partnership to support Texas Gulf Coast veterans and their families who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. BWF began issuing grants through this partnership in 2019, and then adjusted our granting strategy for 2020 to ensure that our grantees were positioned to continue providing critical services while protecting the health and safety of their staff and participants during COVID-19.
Pendleton WhiskyPendleton Whisky and the Bob Woodruff Foundation have joined forces to provide meaningful, long-term support to our veterans and their families with the challenges they face after service. In addition to a $100,000 donation, a portion of the proceeds from Pendleton’s limited edition Military Appreciation bottle will benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Together, “We’ve got your 6.” Purchase a limited edition Military Appreciation bottle. Website
Pep BoysIn partnership with Pep Boys, a company founded by veterans 100 years ago, the Bob Woodruff Foundation is investing in ongoing initiatives around veteran employment & support in communities around the country. Pep Boys is a long-standing champion of the military and veteran community, focused on hiring veterans, contributing and volunteering in cities and towns, and providing veteran discounts every day. A portion of the proceeds from Pep Boys’ Limited-Edition 2021 Centennial Calendar will be donated to the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Learn more about our partnership: Pep Boys Commits to Supporting America’s Veterans. Website
Bread FinancialBread Financial (formerly Alliance Data) is a tech-forward financial services company that offers simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. At Bread Financial, we continue our time-honored pursuit to advance initiatives that are good for society and good for our business – investing in programs that strengthen our communities, foster independence and create opportunities for our associates to engage through volunteerism and supported giving.
HCS FoundationThe HCS FOUNDATION was established in 1959 in Cleveland by Harold C. Schott. The foundation limits its giving to Ohio and supports health organizations, cultural institutions, education, and services for the handicapped. HCS is proud to support the Stand Up for Hereos event.
HSBCHSBC Holdings is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. HSBC aims to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfill hopes and realize ambitions. HSBC is proud to support military veterans and is dedicated to supporting the futures of veterans and their families. Website
TriWestTriWest Healthcare Alliance was formed in 1996 as the only company of its kind, with one sole purpose that continues today – serving the health care needs of the military and Veteran communities.We have been proud to serve those who wear America’s uniform, those who came before them, and their family members. Today, we are privileged to support the health care needs of our nation’s Veterans, offering access to quality provider networks and excellent customer service through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Website
Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS)UBS Group AG is a multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland. Co-headquartered in the cities of Zürich and Basel, it maintains a presence in all major financial centres as the largest Swiss banking institution and the largest private bank in the world. Website
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. In 2020, KKR Grants allocated more than $12 million to 82 nonprofits across three strategic giving priorities: Communities, Opportunities, and Heroes. Website
ToyotaToyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Japan. Toyota was founded on the belief that corporations have a responsibility that extends beyond simple financial gain. They have been driven by a desire to make people happy and to help promote prosperous communities. Through Toyota’s incredibly generous support, BWF has been able to invest in a range of best-in-class programs and organizations helping veterans. Website
CitibankFocus. Determination. Courage. Selflessness. These are what heroes and leaders are made of. And that’s why Citi is a proud founder of Veterans on Wall Street and is honored to support the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Stand Up for Heroes. For more than 200 years, Citi has been committed to providing career opportunities for veterans and their family members. To learn more, visit citi.com/citisalutes
Ann G. and James B. Ritchey FoundationThe Ann G. & James B. Ritchey Foundation is pleased to be able to support the word the Bob Woodruff Foundation does to support those who are always standing up for us.
Philip Morris InternationalPhilip Morris International Inc. is a multinational tobacco company that has developed smoke-free products that are better alternatives to cigarettes. Why is PMI doing this? It’s the right thing to do. There are an estimated one billion-plus smokers in the world, and they should be encouraged to quit. But for those adult smokers who would otherwise continue smoking, we want to provide them with smoke-free alternatives. PMI commends the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s commitment to meeting the emerging and long – term needs of today’s veterans and their families. Website
GIVE – The Steven & Alexandra Cohen FoundationGIVE – The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service. GIVE does this by creating awareness, offering guidance, and leading by example to show the world what giving can do. Grants support public nonprofit organizations based in the United States that either help people in need or solve complex problems. GIVE also spearheads grassroots campaigns to encourage others to give. Website
PermiraPermira is a global investment firm that multiplies the potential of companies, leaders and our own people to build successful businesses with sustainable growth ambitions. Permira builds meaningful partnerships with social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. Working with Permira, it combines the skills and experience Permira has to offer with investment in local economies and communities. Website
BarclaysBarclays is a transatlantic bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. Barclay’s works together with experienced partners to develop meaningful and innovative programs that deliver a significant positive impact over the long-term. Website
PayPalPayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 277 million users the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Website
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)Royal Bank of Canada is a Canadian multinational financial services company and the largest bank in Canada by market capitalization and has over 86,000 employees worldwide. Through the RBC Foundation – USA and our strategic partnerships with charitable and non-profit organizations, we help the communities where we live and work thrive.
Dave & BustersAt Dave & Buster’s, we live by and are committed to a “You Got It! Attitude” so that when a guest or team member asks for help, we tell them “You Got It!” This saying resonates strongly with BWF’s “Got your 6”, sharing an unmistakable message that Dave & Buster’s is there for the veteran community. Website
SkaddenFounded by Marshall Skadden, Les Arps and John Slate on April Fools’ Day in 1948, Skadden began as a scrappy upstart among a sea of established “white shoe” law firms in New York. The traits that fueled Skadden’s rise from a New York startup to a global powerhouse continue to define our firm culture. Skadden is proud to support the Bob Woodruff Foundation and its annual Stand Up for Heroes event. Website
Union Square AdvisorUnion Square Advisors LLC is a leading technology-focused investment bank that offers strategic mergers & acquisitions advice and execution as well as agented private capital financing services. Founded in 2007, with offices in San Francisco and New York, Union Square Advisors works with leading public and private technology companies, private equity and venture capital firms across the technology landscape. Union Square Advisors is pround to stand with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to improve the lives of veterans, service memebers, their families and caregivers. Website
Bank of AmericaBank of America is a multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. With the Bob Woodruff Foundation and through other non-profit partnerships, Bank of America supports vulnerable populations, including working families, youth and young adults out of school and work, seniors, individuals living with disabilities, veterans, and those impacted by the criminal justice system – enabling them to move forward toward their goals. Website
Balyasny Asset ManagementBalayasny Asset Management (B.A.M) began in 2001 as a single, small office in Chicago trading has grown into a global, multi-strategy institution. Along the way, we’ve built a culture that is distinctly different from other firms. We encourage a collaborative environment that empowers a diverse range of professionals to reach their highest potential. From our benefits to our career development programs, we believe in people first. Website
Bank of the WestBank of the West is a subsidiary of the French international banking group BNP Paribas and has more than 600 branches in the Western United States. Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program helps meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Website
BNP ParibasBNP Paribas is an international banking group. The BNP Paribas Foundation, is a major player and expert in corporate philanthropy, and had been since 1984. Our approach is based on two strong themes, innovation and youth. Guided by our two priorities, impact and societal issues, we support projects dedicated to solidarity, environment and culture. Website
BioCatchBank of the West is a subsidiary of the French international banking group BNP Paribas and has more than 600 branches in the Western United States. Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program helps meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.
BlackRockBarclays is a transatlantic bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. Barclay’s works together with experienced partners to develop meaningful and innovative programmes that deliver a significant positive impact over the long-term.
Bloomberg PhilanthropiesBloomberg Philanthropies is a philanthropic organization that encompasses all of the charitable giving of founder Michael R. Bloomberg. Headquartered in New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies focuses its resources on five areas: the environment, public health, the arts, government innovation and education. Bloomberg is dedicated to supporting veterans and families who have served in the military around the world. Website
BridgewaterBridgewater Associates is an American investment management firm founded by Ray Dalio in 1975. The firm serves institutional clients including pension funds, endowments, foundations, foreign governments, and central banks. A veteran-led company, Bridgwater is honored to work with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to help veterans thrive.
CitadelCitadel is an American multinational hedge fund and financial services company. Citadel’s world-class global team brings together the art of investing with the science of finance to help capital partners achieve their financial goals with the mission to be the most succesful investment team in the world. Citadel is proud to support VOWS and the Stand Up for Heroes event to help all veterans, service members and their families thrive. Website
The Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family FoundationThe Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation honors the courage and commitment of America Veterans.
Academy SecuritiesAcademy Securities is a preeminent veteran owned investment bank. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to gaining in-depth financial services experience. Academy Securities provides insight on the impact that foreign affairs, wars, and acts of terrorism have on the economy. Academy Securities is our nation’s first post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank. Website
AmeriVet SecuritiesAmeriVet Securities was founded by a Black, disabled veteran in 1994. AmeriVet’s mission as a purpose-driven company is to provide first class capital markets and financial services across multiple lines of business, while producing meaningful opportunities and results within the veteran community. Website
Ares ManagementAres is a leading global investment manager offering clients investment solutions. The Ares Charitable Foundation strategically invests in programming that addresses systemic challenges through transformative giving intended to improve individuals’ quality of life. Website
CME GroupCME Group Inc. is an American global markets company. It is the world’s largest financial derivatives exchange, and trades in asset classes that include agricultural products, currencies, energy, interest rates, metals, stock indexes and cryptocurrencies futures. CME Group salutes the Bob Woodruff Foundation, VOWS and its mission to honor former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry.
Cushman and WakefieldCushman & Wakefield is among the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms. The company’s headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois. With Cushman & Wakefield’s help, BWF continues to address the emerging needs of service members and veterans, no matter how complex the needs are. Website
Drexel HamiltonDrexel Hamilton is an investment bank 100% owned and operated by military Veterans who served in harm’s way from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. We are committed to providing the best execution and service to our clients. We achieve this goal while staying true to our founding principles of creating meaningful employment opportunities for service-disabled veterans in the field of financial services.
MacquireMacquarie is a global financial services group operating in several arenas across the financial sector. The diversity of our operations, combined with a strong capital position and robust risk management framework, has contributed to our record of unbroken profitability. The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group. Macquarie provides support to hundreds of community organizations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing. Website
MetLifeMetLife is among the largest global providers of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, with 90 million customers in over 60 countries. MetLife’s mission for veterans is to help transition veterans from military service to meaningful employment, aid in the caring of injured veterans and provide assistance to service members and their families. Website
Quinn Emanuel Trial LawyersQuinn Emanuel is the largest law firm in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan proudly supports the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Stand Up for Heroes. Website
SantanderSantander Bank, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Spanish Santander Group. It is based in Boston and its principal market is the northeastern United States. It offers an array of financial services and products including retail banking, mortgages, corporate banking, cash management, credit card, capital markets, trust and wealth management, and insurance. Santander honors the Bob Woodruff Foundation for helping veterans prosper. Website
SenatorSenator Investment Group is an investment advisor based out of New York City. Senator is proud to stand with the Bob Woodruff Foundation in support of veterans, service members, their families and caregivers.
Tudor Investment CorportationFounder and Chief Investment Officer, Paul Tudor Jones II, is one of the pioneers of the modern-day hedge fund industry. Paul began his career in the cotton pits before forming the Tudor Group in 1980. Paul was eager to create a firm differentiated by a steadfast dedication to client objectives and guided by strong ethics and values. In the nearly four decades since, Tudor has grown into a global investment firm with offices worldwide. Tudor Investment Corporation applauds the Bob Woodruff Foundation for their commitment to service members, veterans and their families. Website
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