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Gary Sinise Foundation Welcomes Mike Thirtle as Incoming CEO

The Gary Sinise Foundation selects Dr. Mike Thirtle, a highly accomplished business and non-profit executive and retired member of the U.S. Air Force, as incoming CEO to lead the Foundation into its next decade of service.

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Gary Sinise Foundation, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base USO deliver more than a meal to airmen and military families

COVID-19 turned Serving Heroes on its head. Last spring, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the USO team pointedly asked themselves, what are we going to do now to serve these families? Using grant funding from the Gary Sinise Foundation, they found their answer.

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Gary Sinise Foundation and Operation Ramp It Up deliver wheelchair ramp to injured police officer

Police Officer Zackary Hunt broke his pelvis and hip during a high-speed pursuit gone awry. While Hunt was recovering in the hospital earlier this year, a coordinated effort played out behind the scenes by the Gary Sinise Foundation and Operation Ramp It Up.

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Introducing the Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network

The Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network is a nationwide cognitive health and mental wellness network providing transformative care to veterans and first responders experiencing post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and substance abuse.

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Suicide Prevention

If you’re a veteran in crisis or concerned about one, caring VA responders are standing by to help. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.

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Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating

The Gary Sinise Foundation continues to maintain the highest rating issued by Charity Navigator.

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Our impact

By The Numbers

specially adapted smart homes completed for our severely wounded heroes
attendees of our Invincible Spirit Festivals since 2012
meals served to our nation's defenders across the country
veterans & their guardians have participated in our Soaring Valor experiences
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heroes have returned from Iraq & Afghanistan bearing the mental and physical wounds of war.

Who will help ensure their care?
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Our Impact

The Stories

San Diego Union TribuneBy: John Wilkens

Outlet: KPLC7 (NBC and CW-affiliated television station for Southwest Louisiana)By: Andrea Robinson

Outlet: WKRN/ABC NashvilleBy: Caitlin Coffey

Outlet: ABC10 News San Diego (KGTV)By: Leah Pezzetti

Outlet: CBS47 and FOX30 JacksonvilleBy: Tenikka Hughes

Outlet: FOX26 HoustonBy: Jonathan Martin

Outlet: ForbesBy: Scott King

Outlet: ABC Orlando (WFTV)By: Jack DeMarco

Outlet: Orlando Sentinel By: Joe Mario Pedersen

Outlet: AP NewsBy: The Associated Press

Outlet: Stars and Stripes By: Stars and Stripes

Outlet: Military Families Magazine By: Donald Liebenson