Our veterans, service members and their families have given selflessly to our nation. A gift to the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) is one of the best ways to give something to them in return.

“We are proud of the men and women who have made innumerable sacrifices in service to our country,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation.

The foundation recently gave a $125,000 grant to launch the Los Angeles Veterans Survey, which will identify where resources are needed for veterans and their families. CIR will also use the survey to develop a model for other communities to evaluate their veterans’ needs and connect them and their families to timely, relevant help.

“For nearly 20 years, we have been supporting the organizations
that help our nation’s troops and their families.”

-ROBERT FORRESTER, NEWMAN’S OWN

“For nearly 20 years, we have been supporting the organizations that help our nation’s troops and their families,” said Forrester. “This funding is intended to further the impact that our grantees are having in the lives of individuals and families in their time of need.”

Prudential Financial, Inc. addressed another pressing need through a $900,000 grant to explore behavioral health practices that help veterans and their families overcome the aftermath of combat and other challenges.

The grant also supports CIR’s Reintegration Partnership Project, a collaboration with a local California National Guard unit that trains service members and their adult family members to tackle the challenges of reintegration.

“Prudential is committed to helping veterans develop meaningful careers after their military service and between deployments,” said Lori High, president of Prudential Group Insurance and executive sponsor of Prudential’s Veterans Initiative. “Because this is not always easy, especially for wounded veterans, our contributions support nonprofit organizations that provide not just professional development but also a broad mix of services veterans critically need to successfully return to civilian life.”

“Our contributions support nonprofit organizations that provide not just professional development but also a broad mix of services veterans critically need to successfully return to civilian life.”

-LORI HIGH, PRUDENTIAL

CIR increasingly relies on the support of friends, foundations and corporations like these to ensure the continuing excellence of our work.

You too can make a difference. Your generous gift will contribute to our efforts to strengthen the support network for U.S. service members and their families by engaging in ground-breaking research, building community networks, informing policy and developing new, state-of-the-art technologies.

Here are a few of ways you can join CIR in supporting our military families and communities:

We very much appreciate your gift in any amount, and we would like to thank all of CIR’s supporter and friends, who continue to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of veterans, service members and their families.

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