Our Mission:

We bring together a group of 100 like-minded vets who want to make a impact on their local military charities. We work together as a group to magnify the impact of our efforts.

The Basics

We don’t technically exist. We are a non-entity. We have no directors, presidents or treasurers. We have no bank account. We have no operating budget, because our members write their checks directly to the recipient charity. “We”, collectively, are just a group of vets getting together several times a year because we care about our community. Our core group of organizers are simply volunteers generously donating their time to try and make a difference.

The goal of the group is to support the wonderful work our local military charities do, in funds, exposure, and awareness.

How It Works

  • Charities are nominated by the membership. There are requirements for each charity.

  • 3 charities are randomly chosen by blind draw from our list of member-nominated charities.

  • Representatives from the 3 selected charities will be asked to make a five-minute presentation to the group about that charities initiative and why they are deserving of the group’s vote.

  • After the presentations, a ballot is held and the charity with the most votes by simple majority will be the suggested recipient.

  • During the ballot count, last session’s winning charity will give a brief presentation on how the funds donated at the previous meeting were used.

  • All members then write out their check(s) to the suggested charity, and/or the one that moves he or she the most..

  • The goal is for the selected organization to receive a group donation of $10,000 or more.

  • All the checks are collected by the organizing committee and given to the chosen charity that evening.

Guidelines

  • Members will receive a tax receipt directly from the receiving charity.

  • Organizations under consideration must benefit military charities and provide individual tax receipts directly to contributing members.

  • All participating charities must agree not to give out member information to any third party except for tax purposes.

  • Meetings are diligently conducted in one hour or less (with ample opportunity for networking at a happy hour prior to each meeting).