$1M+ "If Not Me, Then Who..."
Carrying on the legacy of A. James Clark, the mission of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation is to expand opportunity and access to resources that allow individuals and communities to thrive. Together with Travis Manion Foundation, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation is dedicated to empowering veterans and families of the fallen to develop character in future generations. Their generous investment in TMF's signature youth development program, Character Does Matter, helps to ensure that our future generations lead with character and service to others.
Comcast NBCUniversal has a commitment to hiring Veterans and giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their value to an organization and to a community. To compliment their commitment, Comcast has partnered with Travis Manion Foundation where they generously donate their employees’ time as well as radio and TV time to air our PSA’s to raise awareness and inspire communities by the work that we do with Veterans, Families of the Fallen, and the next generation of leaders.
As the world’s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson has a history deeply rooted in supporting those who serve and their families. It is proud of its long-standing partnerships with a wide variety of non-profit and government groups that excel in supporting this important mission, like Travis Manion Foundation. Johnson & Johnson is proud to be TMF's Premier Healthcare Partner and the presenting sponsor for TMF's online learning platform, Spartan Development Center.
Don & Lauren Morel support Travis Manion Foundation and its mission to honor the fallen by challenging the living. They have made a significant commitment to making an impact in the lives of Veterans and in the lives of surviving members of our nation’s military heroes. As the Foundation grows, more Veterans and more surviving family members are inspired by the “If Not Me, The Who…” movement and to put Character in Action. The growth and reach of the Foundation is made possible by the gifts made by the Morel family.
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading innovator, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear, and accessories. Designed to make all athletes better, Under Armour’s – UA Freedom Initiative – started in 2010 with a singular mission to support and inspire the brave men and women dedicated to protecting us, every day. In 2019, UA provided over $3 million in resources to military, first responders and their families within four core areas: education, activity, mentorship and service.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP connects injured veterans and their families to valuable resources and one another, serves them through a variety of free programs and services, and empowers them to live life on their own terms. The challenges this generation of wounded service members and veterans face are many, and WWP cannot solve them alone. Through our collaborative efforts with communities, partner organizations, direct service providers, and grant recipients, we recognize the value that comes with working with others to harness their subject matter expertise, reach a greater number of service members, veterans, and families, and provide a comprehensive network of support.
$250K – $999,999 "Character Champion"
Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with the company's strategic objectives, create value and help build better communities worldwide. Boeing is proud to be the founding sponsor of Travis Manion Foundation’s Spartan Leadership Program (SLP). TMF's SLP is developing veteran leaders who cultivate change in their own lives and their local communities through the power of personal character strength-based learning.
The Schultz Family Foundation, established in 1996 by Sheri and Howard Schultz, aims to unlock America’s potential, one individual and one community at a time. The foundation focuses on the 4.5 million young people between the ages of 16 to 24 who are not in school nor working, and the over 250,000 post 9/11 veterans transitioning to civilian life each year. To support their efforts, the Schultz Family Foundation partnered with Travis Manion Foundation’s Character Does Matter program to provide veterans with a platform to mentor young people. By providing opportunities to serve as role models, this program empowers veterans to share their skills, passions, and experiences with young people to foster growth and community.
The Sheriff Family Foundation strongly supports those that have served and sacrificed for our country through military service as well as their families. To put this support into action, they established the Sheriff Family Veteran Leadership Endowment to enable TMF to improve existing training and develop new training in support of Veterans and Families of the Fallen. This training will also prepare Veterans to deliver TMF’s Character Does Matter program to pass on the character and leadership learned during military service to the next generation.
$100K – $249,999 "Diamond"
The AbbVie Foundation is dedicated to having a remarkable impact on the lives of the underserved around the world through a commitment to building strong communities, sustainable health care systems and effective educational programs. The Foundation is proud to support organizations that strive to make the lives of veterans and their families better.
The mission of the Hearst Foundations is to identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States can build healthy, productive and satisfying lives. Through our partnership, Hearst Foundations supports Travis Manion Foundation's Character Does Matter program, empowering Veteran Mentors to lead a future citizenry of character that is dedicated to service. Hearst Foundations shares TMF's commitment to our future generations with a special emphasis on youth who are historically underserved and underrepresented.
Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation generously supports Travis Manion Foundation’s initiatives of empowering Veterans in their transition from military to civilian careers. The Milbank Foundation was founded to support the Jeremiah Milbank’s vision of integrating people with disabilities into all aspects of American life. Milbank Foundation for Rehabilitation awarded Travis Manion Foundation a grant to support a holistic approach to Veteran transition.
RTI partners with TMF's Character Does Matter program in the SouthEast. Participation in the program provides an opportunity for RTI’s military veterans to “pay it forward” and to serve approximately 10 hours per year sharing a message of courage, integrity, leadership and service with young adults.
The Green Family Foundation is dedicated to cultivating and investing in innovative and impactful solutions that foster inclusive and interconnected communities. Based on this commitment, The Green Family Foundation supports Travis Manion Foundation's Annual Spartan Leadership Summit, which unites our Spartan community over the course of one week as they learn how to improve their well-being, increase resilience, and form community connectedness for long-term thriving.
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company has a long history of supporting veterans and active-duty servicemen and women. From investing in war loans preceding WWI to supporting the transition into civilian life with scholarships for a career in financial services, Penn Mutual is proud to add to our long standing commitment to Veterans by supporting Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Runs and Operation Legacy, helping bring veterans, families of fallen heroes and TMF supporters together.
Prudential is invested in creating long-term partnerships that strengthen communities, help tackle social challenges and solve complex problems. With specific interest in TMF’s flagship program Character Does Matter, Prudential has partnered with TMF to bring this impactful program to Veterans within the Newark, NJ and El Paso, TX communities, helping to further the mission of empowering veterans and building character in our local youth.
The USAA Foundation, Inc. (“the Foundation”) strives to positively impact the lives of servicemembers, veterans, and their families by supporting organizations that align with the signature cause of military family resiliency, like Travis Manion Foundation. Support to families of the fallen is essential as these families have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation and their resilience in the aftermath of profound loss is a critical aspect of the Foundation’s commitment to them. We are honored to support the work of Travis Manion Foundation, enabling survivors to thrive in their lives after loss.
$50,000 - $99,999 "Titanium"
Becton, Dickinson and Co. is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. BD is proud to partner with Travis Manion Foundation, supporting the Character Does Matter Program and leveraging a growing BD Veteran’s Resource Group to expand the partnership in attainment of mutual outreach goals.
BLBB Charitable, is the corporate giving arm of BLB&B Advisors, LLC, a financial advisory firm in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. BLBB Charitable supports initiatives that help people discover their true and full potential through education and leadership opportunities. In addition to employee matching and grants for employees who serve in leadership capacities in our community, BLBB Charitable provides impact grants to organizations in five focus areas: (1) youth development (academic enrichment, character, leadership and service); (2) K-12 private schools; (3) college access and post-secondary opportunities; (4) financial education/economic self-sufficiency; and (5) local environmental education. BLBB Charitable takes pride in not only investing resources into sound organizations, but leveraging the deep knowledge and skills that its grantees have to share with other organizations and communities.
The philosophy of the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation is rooted in the values of service and community. Bruce T. Halle, the founder of Discount Tire, started the Foundation in 2002 with a mission of strengthening the daily opportunities and lifelong outcomes for the people and communities in the State of Arizona. Travis Manion Foundation is honored to partner with the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation to deliver our veteran-led youth mentorship program, Character Does Matter, to Arizona youth. Together, TMF and the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation are contributing to a service-minded future citizenry of character in our West region.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs with emphasis on older adults, the Jewish community, and the Foundation’s priority communities of Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, rural communities in the United States, and the State of Israel. The trustees, some of whom also serve as executive officers of the Foundation, are Chair Robert T. Kelly, Jr., Donn Weinberg, Alvin Awaya, Fay Hartog-Levin, and Paula B. Pretlow. Rachel Garbow Monroe serves as the Weinberg Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Penn Medicine – comprised of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine -- employs a number of programs designed to address the needs of veterans both medically and personally, as well as a suite of programs to strengthen our workforce by recruiting the unique talents, leadership, and loyalty of both veterans and those who continue to serve in the Guard and Reserve forces. Penn Medicine proudly supports Travis Manion Foundation’s Annual 9/11 Heroes Runs, which take place every Fall and unite communities to honor the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11, 2001 and the wars fought since.
The legacy of Army Major John Pryor, MD, has been honored multiple times through Travis Manion Foundation's “Operation Legacy” program. Major Pryor was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom when he died on December 25, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq, and he received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. At Penn Medicine, he was a fiercely dedicated surgeon and mentor and a beloved colleague, serving as a professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and Trauma Program Director at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Following 47 years’ service to America preserving freedom around the world, the USS Midway Museum opened in 2004 and has become the most-visited naval ship museum in the world. It hosts 1.4 million visitors, 275 private events, and 400 active-duty military ceremonies annually in the spirit of preserving the legacy of those who serve and inspiring future generations about service to country and community. The USS Midway partners with Travis Manion Foundation through their Character Does Matter (CDM) Program which helps establish a national identity built on character, leadership, and service, channeling the profound value that our military community brings to youth.
"Major In-Kind Donors"
American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life's journey, American's 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. American Airlines has generously supported Travis Manion Foundation with 3 million airline miles for our nation's families of the fallen through TMF Expeditions.
Poretta & Orr, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event company. Premier offerings include exhibit design, fabrication, and program and event management. Our expertise has only been exceeded by our passion for the industries such as: healthcare, information & technology resources, wine and sporting. We have been involved with Travis Manion Foundation for a gratifying 7 years. Our company contributes our event planning & production services for many of the Foundation’s events throughout the years, including the “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala.