In June 2011, SU and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced the creation of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). The first of its kind in the United States, the institute will serve all 25 million U.S. veterans, focusing on the social, economic, education, and policy issues affecting them and their families post-service.
The institute will provide educational programming, such as SU’s award-winning Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities; work with employers to enable recruiting, hiring, assimilation, and retention of more veterans; conduct research on trends among veterans and create actionable recommendations; and facilitate relationships among government, business, industry, and the many volunteer groups committed to making a difference for veterans and military families.
JPMorgan Chase has made an initial commitment of $7.5 million over the next five years to support the launch and subsequent growth of the Institute and its programs. To help build the institute or refer a vet, contact US Army veteran Dan Bateman at 315.443.3927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute for Veterans and
Military Families leverages the
resources of higher education to
address the issues affecting
America’s vets and their families,
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