Rockville, MD (PRWEB)
August 01, 2017
Fisher House Foundation recently received a grant from The USAA Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored by USAA, to support Fisher House’s Sponsor a Family program. The program ensures that military families do not have to pay out-of-pocket expenses to stay at Fisher Houses on Department of Defense installations.
“Fisher Houses provide sanctuary for up to 970 families every night throughout our 72 homes,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “That would be impossible without the support of organizations like USAA and USAA Bank, and foundations like The USAA Foundation, Inc., whose long history of support illustrates how much they care and support our military, veterans and their families.”
The USAA Foundation, Inc.’s most recent contribution totals $750,000. Over the last 15 years, USAA, USAA Bank and The USAA Foundation, Inc. have given Fisher House Foundation a combined total of nearly $4 million in charitable grants to support programs and to help build new Fisher Houses, including those at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), San Antonio, Texas; South Texas VA; Dover Air Force Base, Delaware; and at the VA in Tampa, Florida.
“For us, supporting the military community is engrained in our mission,” said Harriet Dominique, USAA’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and President of The USAA Foundation, Inc. “And we want to inspire other companies and individuals in making military philanthropy a priority.”
USAA employees and retirees have also played a significant support role to Fisher House Foundation for many years, donating time to volunteer at Fisher Houses across the country. They have prepared dinners and BBQs, decorated for the holidays and helped with painting and gardening. In 2012, USAA employees and retirees also raised more than $237,000 for Fisher House Foundation in a four-day Bowlathon, funds that were matched by a corporate donation from USAA.
“I am humbled by the commitment, teamwork and generosity of everyone at USAA,” said Fisher. “It’s inspiring to see how the intangibles that are such a part of the USAA corporate culture are making possible the tangible support of our military families.”
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Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and…