About the Chapter
Launched in August 2020, the Gary Sinise Foundation 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 Florida, its counties include nearly 1 million veterans.
The 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.
Board of Directors
The members of our Board of Directors were chosen for their selfless dedication and service to our community, veterans, first responders, and non-profits. The Board of Directors is comprised of a mix of backgrounds that complement each other, both professionally and personally.
By the Numbers
specially adapted smart homes completed for our severely wounded heroes
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
GSF Central Florida Chapter: Serving Heroes in St. Cloud, Florida
As part of our Serving Heroes program, 88 hot BBQ lunches were served this month to the St. Cloud Police Department in St. Cloud, Florida.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Brian Schiefer R.I.S.E. Home Dedication
In January 2022, U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Brian Schiefer was officially welcomed to his R.I.S.E. specially adapted smart home in Florida.
first responder outreach grant: four communities volunteer fire department
In 2021, the Four Communities Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) in Cocoa, Florida applied for a grant for much-needed protective gear. Last week, Four Communities VFD received and outfitted 10 firefighters with structural personal protective equipment funded through GSF’s First Responder Outreach program.
"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."