Boeing donates USD 10m to Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative



Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded USD 10 million to the George W. Bush Institute´s Military Service Initiative in support of veterans´ programs and services, the company said.

The company´s donation is part of a USD 30 million, multi-year investment aimed at veterans´ recovery and rehabilitation programs and military transition services. In 2018 alone, Boeing grant dollars will assist more than 100 veterans´ nonprofits, worldwide.

Boeing´s contribution to the Bush Institute´s Military Service Initiative will support the inaugural year of the Stand-To Veteran Leadership Initiative, the Domestic Excellence Endowment Fund, and sponsorship of the Portraits of Courage traveling exhibit. Through these programs, the Bush Institute honors the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and their families, ensuring successful transitions back into civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.

The wellness focus of the Military Service Initiative addresses the “invisible wounds of war” which include traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. Understanding the stigmas often associated with the invisible wounds, the Bush Institute has developed a library of resources to combat negative stereotypes and raise awareness of the symptoms, seriousness, and treatment of these issues.

The Military Service Initiative was inspired by the courage of military service members, who serve and sacrifice to defend the United States in support of enduring freedom. The program also highlights organizations that support US service personnel and their families during deployment and after they return home.

Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with the company´s strategic objectives, create value and help build better communities worldwide. This includes improving access to globally competitive learning as well as workforce and skills development, and supporting our military and veteran communities. See how Boeing and its employees give their time, talent and resources in communities around the world. Download the 2017 Boeing Global Engagement Portfolio.

Chicago-based Boeing is the world´s largest aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top US exporter, the company supports airlines and US and allied government customers in 150 countries.

Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization with the mission of cultivating leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today´s most pressing challenges. The work is achieved through three Impact Centers — Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and an Engagement Agenda — by which the Bush Institute engages the greater community with its important work.