What We Can Do for Our Returning Veterans

Monday, September 26, 2011 -
8:30am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Since the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, about 1.9 million men and women have returned to civilian life after having served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. This summer, President Obama set in motion plans for a substantial withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, a year after last summers pullout of combat operations from Iraq.
What happens when these men and women return? What issues will these individuals and their families face? What impact does their return have on the communities in which they live?
It's common to pose these questions to the Department of Defense or Veterans Affairs. However, government cannot fully cover the financial planning, job training, employment, health, and other transition supports needed for these individuals and their families. Join in a conversation where foundation and nonprofit leaders consider what philanthropy can do to help returning veterans successfully reintegrate into American life. 


  • Veterans support systems/structures - what exists and what additional supports are needed
  • Promising nonprofit programs that advocate and serve Gulf War and Afghanistan Veterans
  • Effective foundation efforts that support Gulf War and Afghanistan veteran reintegration 
A special program part of Philanthropy New York's Reflections on 9/11: Ten Years Later series.
Philanthropy New York (@PhilanthropyNY) will be live tweeting the event using the discussion hashtag #PNYEvents.



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