The Newman's Own Foundation in Westport, Connecticut, has announced twenty-six grants totaling $6.7 million in support of military men and women, veterans, and their families.
Awarded in honor of Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole for their commitment to public service and their devoted leadership and support of veterans, the grants bring Newman's Own's support for veterans to $18.5 million since 2010. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which is focused on supporting military caregivers and bringing crucial resources to help these often overlooked heroes, is one of the grant recipients and received support for the creation of its Dole Caregiver Fellow Professional Development Training Program.
Former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) is a decorated veteran of World War II and the recipient of many awards for his commitment and service to veterans. Former Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) has helped military caregivers through her foundation, which is focused on supporting military caregivers and bringing crucial resources to help these hidden heroes.
Additional grant recipients include the Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C.; the Operation Opportunity Foundation - Warrior-Scholar Project in Washington, D.C.; Service to School in San Francisco; and the Women's Business Development Center in Chicago.
"The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as Americans cannot be taken for granted. The men and women of our military, veterans, and their families deserve our enduring gratitude and support," said Bob Forrester, president and CEO of the Newman's Own Foundation and executive chairman of Newman's Own, Inc. "Today we pay tribute to these men and women, and the nonprofit organizations and volunteers who provide special services and support to them. No two individuals better exemplify in their public and private lives this spirit of service and common good, especially for our veterans, than Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole. It is a very special privilege for us to honor them for all that they have done and continue to do."