2009 Annual Report
Incorporated in Arizona and listed with the IRS as a 501c3 educational and charitable nonprofit organization, the MACV Foundation launched with 14 Board members, a CEO, and 10 advisors in December 2009. Here are its initial vision, mission, and strategic directions for 2010.
Vision: support and defend those who defended us.
Mission: The MACV Foundation is military veterans and non-veterans, family members and community leaders – all working together to support reintegration and readjustment projects for returning veterans and their families.
Strategic Directions for 2010: The Foundation’s initial strategic plan calls for collaborative projects with community partners to strengthen veterans’ reintegration and readjustment through these program areas:
Advocacy for veterans reintegration through visits and testimony at the Arizona State Capitol and through events to recognize extraordinary service by veterans, as well as corporations and community leaders on behalf of veterans.
Assistance for veterans and their families as referred by the Arizona Department of Veterans Services and as MACV resources permit.
Education for veterans and other members of the community in critical areas and as often as possible in collaboration with community partners through:
– Community round-table meetings with an expert-panel and focus-group discussions on issues such as TBI, PTSD, women veterans, homelessness, substance abuse, and higher education. The theme will be: “What should and can we do by working together?”
– Sensitivity training related to veterans issues for first responders and campus personnel.
Information and Referral provided by a helpline staffed by expert volunteers trained and capable to provide assistance to veterans or families calling in requesting help in locating the services or resources they deserve.
Research through needs assessment meetings to assess the unmet needs of veterans and their families and to achieve data to help the Foundation and its community partners provide even more efficient services for veterans and their families.
Support through initiating:
– Social events for veterans and their families – especially on holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
– Veteran Supportive Campus pilot project in at least one community college in 2010 – with the aim to collaborate with similar projects to make every campus for higher education supportive for returning veterans, for their families, and for the families of members of the US Armed Services currently deployed.