Meet Our Team
We bring a diversity of experience, including defense, media, healthcare, philanthropy, business, and government.
Our Founders: Bob and Lee Woodruff
Bob Woodruff’s enduring gratitude for the sacrifices made by our nation’s service members will always be the spirit behind the Foundation. On Jan. 29, 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces for ABC’s “World News Tonight,” he was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq.
In February 2007, just 13 months after being wounded, he returned to ABC News with “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.” Since then, he has reported from around the globe for the network.
While not engaged in the daily operations of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Bob—through his reporting and speaking engagements—pushes to bring the stories of those who serve to the forefront of public consciousness, encouraging us all to take a stand for heroes.
Lee Woodruff is a best-selling author, public speaker, and journalist. She became an advocate for injured veterans when her husband, Bob, was injured by a roadside bomb while covering the Iraq war for ABC News.
Inspired by their family’s experience of injury and recovery, they founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to ensure our post-911 veterans have access to the highest levels of support and resources when they transition back to the homefront. To date, the foundation has invested over $80 million to find, fund, and shape programs helping veterans, service members, and their families nationwide.
Lee has been a contributing reporter for “CBS This Morning” and “Good Morning America.” She’s written numerous magazine articles and several best-selling books. She currently runs a media training and speaking business, working with clients around the globe.