National Veterans Resource Center

NVRC building aerial view

The National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building (NVRC) represents an unprecedented commitment by Syracuse University to cultivate and lead innovative academic, government, and community collaborations positioned to empower those who have served in defense of the nation. This state-of-the-art facility, spearheaded by a transformational gift from Dan ’68 and Gayle D’Aniello, will serve as the center of veteran life on the campus of Syracuse University, in the local community, and across Central New York. Specifically, the NVRC will function as a bridge to forging public-private partnerships, a collaborative space to nurture academic research and actionable programming, and a forum to facilitate collaborative thought leadership – all for the purpose of advancing the social, economic, and wellness concerns of the nation’s veterans and their families.

The building was dedicated November 3, 2021, in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, which has served more than 160,000 veterans and their families and is now located in the NVRC. View a photo gallery from the dedication below, and read more about the dedication event.

J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and IVMF’s founder and executive director, makes remarksAudience at National Veterans Resource Center dedicationChancellor Kent Syverud and Medal of Honor recipient Britt SlabinskiVideo message from former President George W. BushCeremonial ribbon cuttingFireside chat between Mike Hayes and Britt SlabinskiU.S. Navy veteran and Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68Army ROTC student Isabella Lee ’22Mark Elliott, managing director and global head of military and veterans affairs for JPMorgan Chase & Co.(left to right) Jeff Comanici, Louis Mautino ’61, Life Trustee Judith C. Mower '66, G'73, G'80, Ph.D.'84, and Trustee and Vice Chair Patricia H. Mautino '64, G'66IVMF 10th anniversary luncheon(left to right) Mike Hayes, Trustee Mike Tirico ’88, Britt Slabinski, and J. Michael HaynieSean O’Keefe with J. Michael Haynie(left to right) Chancellor Kent Syverud, Board Chair Kathleen A. Walters ’73, Isabella Casillas Guzman, Dr. Ruth Chen, and Mark ElliottFelicia L. Walker ’87 and Jeffrey Saferstein ’86 with Chancellor Syverud at the unveiling of the Captain Floyd Ben Schwartzwalder Hall of Honor.Melvin T. Stith G'73, Ph.D. ’78 and Dr. Patricia L. Stith G'77The Johnston Family looks on as Pierce H. Johnston ’19 unveils their space: The SSG Arthur Harrison, USA Community Room, in memory of his service in 44th Infantry Division during World War IIBG Lori L. Robinson, Fort Drum 10th Mountain Division and LTC Elizbeth Kubala, USA, Ret., Teaching Professor and the Executive Director of the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal ClinicJoseph Malarney, Trustee Christine Carona ’85, James P. Russo, Laurie Russo and Sophia Beney ’22 unveil The James P. Russo Family OfficeDr. Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives & Innovation, and CSM Gary I. Ginsburg, USA, Ret., OVMA Board Member unveiling The Ginsburg Family OfficeSimon Johnston, Sara H. Johnston '86, Dean H. Johnston ’24, Ethan L. Johnston ’24, Pierce H. Johnston ’19, Charles N. JohnstonMark Westervelt P’18, OVMA Board Member, with Jennifer Pluta G’15, Assistant Director, Syracuse University Veteran Career Services, unveiling The Westervelt Family Office