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Central Florida Chapter

The Gary Sinise Foundation Central Florida Chapter provides critical support to our nation's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need within our local communities.

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Central Florida Chapter

About the Chapter

Launched in August 2020, the Gary Sinise Foundation Central Florida Chapter was the first of many chapters that will extend the philanthropy of our Founder and Chairman, Gary Sinise​, and the footprint of the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Florida is home to the third-largest veteran population in the country, with more than 1.5 million retired service members. In Central Florida, its counties include nearly 1 million veterans.

The Central Florida Chapter, like those to come in other regions across the country, complements the efforts of the Gary Sinise Foundation, catalyzing a greater impact in the lives of our nation's heroes and their families.

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The Chapter Launch

If you missed the launch, watch the full event here! The event featured our Founder and Chairman, Gary Sinise, members of the Central Florida Chapter, hometown heroes from the Central Florida community, and Summer Knowles from WESH 2 News.

Our Partners

Our ability to honor and serve our nation's heroes and their loved ones is made possible through the support of the American people and our generous partners.

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Central Florida Chapter

By the Numbers

mortgage-free specially adapted smart homes completed or in planning statewide
meals served to meals served to service members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare professionals across Florida
Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band support concerts performed in Florida
Orlando-based WWII veterans participated in Soaring Valor
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Central Florida Chapter

Latest Updates

central florida chapter serves up lunch and a surprise to firefighters

Local volunteer firefighters were treated to a hot meal and sweet surprise when the GSF Central Florida Chapter hosted a Serving Heroes for the Mims Volunteer Fire Department.

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Volunteer Firefighters to Receive Equipment from Central Florida Chapter

After attending a Serving Heroes event hosted by the GSF Central Florida Chapter, the Four Communities Volunteer Fire Department applied for a grant for much-needed protective gear and were recently surprised with the good news.



Central Florida Chapter donates equipment to volunteer fire department

The critical communications equipment will be used in its ambulances, fire trucks and fire station to help first responders communicate effectively and save lives.

read more at WFTV Channel 9

Central Florida Chapter

Who We Are

Learn more about the team of dedicated individuals who are carrying on the Gary Sinise Foundation's mission and leading our efforts in Central Florida.

Meet The Team

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"With our very first chapter in Orlando, we are excited to extend our impact at a regional level. Serving, honoring, and raising the spirits of our nation's defenders ​and their families is the heartbeat of everything we do at the Foundation. By enlisting the support of ​communities across the country, particularly where future regional chapters may be located, we'll be able to expand our outreach even further."

-Gary Sinise

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