My GI Mission Statement
The purpose of my foundation is to provide veterans with compassionate personal assistance for veteran-related issues in every day areas of their lives, both financially and personally. Their needs become our needs.
Welcome to my American Veteran's Foundation known as The My GI Foundation. After raising tens of thousands of dollars for military charities since 2014, I have become a fiscal sponsor of the 501 (c) (3) Wounded Warriors Family Support team and will be mentored by its founder, Colonel John D. Folsom. While having my own 501 (c) (3) status and 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) status, My GI will have the ability to compete for more funding, but will remain on the Colonel's team and continue to learn and work with one of the most respected leaders in philanthropy. To all my vets and their families who have inspired me, THANK YOU!
Any and all donations to The My GI Foundation are always appreciated and liquidated just as fast. We worked closely with two veteran families in fiscal crisis during 2018 and 2018 itself has been expensive, but rewarding. 100% of all donations go back to the veteran community. We are in need of both personal and corporate donations to finish 2018 and especially to start 2019. The My GI Foundation is strictly a volunteer foundation. We are 100% vested and we don't keep track of mileage or pay ourselves one penny. In 2018, Operation Winter Weather and Operation G.J. Jane have raised a tremendous amount of money and awareness for the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and VA Women's Center, but those funds are strictly for those two benefactors, and the Cincinnati VA has been our biggest benefactor since 2015.
Most of the veterans who benefit financially or otherwise from the My GI Foundation prefer to keep our philanthropic business private and such a request is always honored. They have wonderful stories you would appreciate, but their privacy needs are our needs. 2017 was an exceptional year for giving, but 2018 has been extraordinary. I'll find a way to improve when 2019 rolls around.
"If you want to find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others." - Ghandi
Senator Joe Uecker took me to lunch when I was fourteen to discuss high level military service and a career in government service. He is a regular speaker at My GI Foundation banquets and is always ready to lend a hand to support my philanthropy and service to veterans. He has represented the 14th District since 2013 as a Republican member of the Ohio Senate.
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