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How You Can Stand Up For America's Heroes Right Now (and win tickets to see Bruce Springsteen live in NYC)

October 13, 2016

I'm really looking forward to attending the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event on November 1 at at Madison Square Garden. It's a fundraiser for the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), who's doing really good work to support veterans, service members, and their families. This year, the Craig Newmark Foundation is giving away two tickets to… Read more »

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Why It's Important to Give Back to Veterans and Milfams Year-Round

August 16, 2016

Folks, I do some work to support orgs helping out service members, veterans, and their families. I figure it's the least I can do to give back. We recently wrapped up our 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge. If you missed it, big congrats to the Grand Prize Winners: 1st Place: Hero Dogs Inc with $101,852 raised…. Read more »

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One Nerd’s Take on the Future of Philanthropy

July 27, 2016

You don’t need to make a killing to make a difference. The current models of big philanthropy focus on accumulating massive wealth, followed by the charitable contribution of a very small percentage of that wealth. I’ve practiced a different model, one that’s focused on a commitment to fairness and doing right by others. My philosophy… Read more »

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How We Raised Over $300,000 for Veterans and Their Families

July 7, 2016

Folks, the 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge just came to a close, and lots of money was raised for nonprofits supporting veterans, military families, and other American heroes who risk their lives for us. I donated $50K to the Challenge in an effort to give back. Altogether the nonprofits involved received more than $300,000 in donations from almost… Read more »

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SOUTHWEST ASIA –Senior Airman Cody Noble, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, hugs his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Karen Hickman, U.S. Army, here Aug. 30, 2009. Airman Noble had not seen his mom in more than a year when she visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on a distinguished visitor tour. Airman Noble is deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Sergeant Hickman is deployed from Camp Robinson, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)
SOUTHWEST ASIA –Senior Airman Cody Noble, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, hugs his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Karen Hickman, U.S. Army, here Aug. 30, 2009. Airman Noble had not seen his mom in more than a year when she visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on a distinguished visitor tour. Airman Noble is deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Sergeant Hickman is deployed from Camp Robinson, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)

How You Can Support America’s Heroes This 4th of July

June 29, 2016

Folks, the Veterans Charity Challenge kicked off a few weeks ago. This is a great opportunity to support nonprofits supporting America’s heroes. It’s our 4th year hosting the Challenge, and we’ve already raised more than 44% more money than last year—this is a really big deal. As of right now, we're at $121,156. The crowdfunding competition… Read more »

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How You Can Support America's Heroes This Month

May 12, 2016

Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans and milfams, and the orgs that help 'em out. One way that I support them each year is through the Veterans Charity Challenge. This is our 4th year hosting the Challenge as a way to help raise as much money and awareness as possible for organizations benefitting America's heroes and… Read more »

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