Inaugural Dinner to Benefit Veterans' Victory Scholarship Fund
National University believes that one of the best ways to thank military veterans for their service is to support them in achieving their educational and career goals.
With that objective in mind, National University will hold its inaugural fundraising dinner, Visionary Voices ~ A Tribute to Our Veterans, on Saturday, October 27 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.
Alumni are invited to join military, business and community leaders in attending an evening of inspiration that honors and recognizes our veterans. Proceeds will benefit the University’s newly-established Veterans’ Victory Scholarship Fund, benefiting students who are veterans of the armed forces.
“The talents, skills and experience of our military veterans are an invaluable resource; helping veterans apply this knowledge to a college education is part of the mission at National University,” said Patricia Potter, interim president at National University. “Establishing the scholarship fund further enhances our services for veterans, ensuring that they can receive a quality education and are better poised to make important contributions to our workforce and community.”
More than one million veterans are currently unemployed. According to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current jobless rate for veterans aged 18 to 24 is 30 percent. These staggering statistics illustrate why it is crucial to improve veterans’ career prospects through education and transitional programs.
Spearheading the effort as event co-chairs are military leader and non-profit founder RADM Ronne Froman, United States Navy (Ret) and entrepreneur and community leader Linden Blue, vice chairman of General Atomics.
According to Admiral Froman, “Providing veterans with the resources to reach their educational goals is a powerful way to thank them for their service and to invest in our country— a skilled, educated workforce helps the United States compete globally. With the need for greater access to affordable higher education, we felt compelled to support this vital initiative.”
Linden Blue continued by stating, “National University sets high standards of excellence in military education and helping active duty military and veterans transition to academic life -- efforts that have been recognized by industry-leading professionals and publications.”
Sponsorships, tables, and individual tickets for Visionary Voices are available now. For more information, please visit the Visionary Voices web site.