Awarded as part of a multiyear, $30 million investment in veterans' recovery and rehabilitation programs and military transition services, the funds will support the institute's Stand-To Veteran Leadership Initiative, Domestic Excellence Endowment Fund, and Portraits of Courage traveling exhibit.
The institute's programs are aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and their families and ensuring that their transition to civilian life is successful — with a focus on securing meaningful employment and overcoming the "invisible wounds of war," including traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. To help address the stigmas associated with PTSD, the institute has developed a library of resources designed to fight negative stereotypes and raise awareness of the symptoms, seriousness, and treatment of the condition.
"Laura and I have dedicated the rest of our lives to supporting our veterans and their families," said former President George W. Bush. "At the Bush Institute, we are focused on addressing the invisible wounds of war, removing the stigma that surround them, and ensuring veterans and caregivers seek and receive comprehensive, effective care. I'm grateful to Boeing for helping to make this important work possible."
(Photo credit: Lance Cpl. Jacob Barber/U.S. Marine Corps)