Veteran-Serving Organizations in New York City Invited to Got Your 6 Summit
Solutions-focused convening highlights veterans issues
The Bob Woodruff Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Veteran Services (DVS) and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, will host the first Got Your 6 Summit in NYC on June 15 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Service providers, employers, and organizations that support the New York-area military and veteran community will convene for panels, speakers, networking, and discussion.
Attendees will hear from
- DVS Commissioner James Hendon;
- philanthropist Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies;
- General George Casey, 36th Chief of Staff of the US Army;
- Bob Woodruff, ABC News reporter and founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation;
- and more.
Participants will discuss topics that include
- veteran economic stability and food insecurity,
- education and credentialing opportunities,
- affordable housing options,
- best practices in support military/veteran caregivers,
- arts and community engagement,
- suicide prevention and evidence-based mental health support.
During the event, organizations can learn about and apply for grant funding from the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Got Your 6: Our Call to Action
“Got Your 6 is more than a motto. It’s a call to action. We’re all here to support veterans through the next chapter of their lives. Let’s talk about how we can accomplish that mission most effectively,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “This Summit enables solutions-oriented changemakers to come together and dig into issues that impact veterans and their families.”
“It’s our duty as Americans to give back to those who have served and sacrificed for our country. It is important that we give back to our veterans who have fallen on tough times and need extra support” said Craig Newmark. “I believe in the power of collaboration to drive change, and that’s what the Got Your 6 Summit is about. And, as a New Yorker, I want to help NYC-area veterans and their families who are my neighbors and friends.”
About the Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, BWF has led a call for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of veterans, including mental health, caregiver support, food insecurity, and service-connected fertility issues. To date, BWF has invested over $85 million to Find, Fund and Shape™ programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members, and their family members, across the nation, reinforcing the message that BWF has ‘Got Your Six’. For more information, and stories of success and innovation from BWF’s network of partners, visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org or follow us on Twitter at @bwforg.