Walmart Foundation Announces Two Additional Grants Totaling $350,000 in Support of Its Welcome Home North Carolina Initiative

Grants reinforce IVMF’s and Walmart’s ongoing commitment to coordinate existing veteran supportive services capacity across North Carolina The Walmart Foundation has awarded Charlotte Bridge Home a $150,000 grant and Charlotte Works a $200,000 grant to amplify each organization’s existing efforts to holistically serve veterans through enhanced collaboration with veteran service organizations in and around the […]

U.S. Secretary of the Army Visits IVMF

Former Congressman, representing CNY and Northern New York, John M. McHugh discusses veteran and military-connected programs at SU The Honorable John M. McHugh, Secretary of the U.S. Army and former member of Congress representing Northern and Central New York, visited Syracuse University on Thursday morning, May 21, to learn more about the Institute for Veterans and […]

IVMF Proudly Sponsors National Small Business Week

Managing Director for Programming attends this year’s National Small Business Week awards ceremonies at the SBA and the White House IVMF’s Managing Director for Programming James Schmeling is in Washington, D.C., today where he is joining the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other small business supporters in celebration of National Small Business Week.  Schmeling […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Participates in Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

IVMF joins SBA, PBS, and Wikipedia to launch program promoting resources for veteran-owned small businesses James Schmeling, IVMF managing director for programming, joined the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet, PBS Veterans Initiative Senior Director Ron Pierce, and representatives from Wikipedia and SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) in New York […]

Maureen E. Casey Appointed IVMF Chief Operating Officer

Former managing director at JPMorgan Chase and NYPD Deputy Commissioner, to serve as COO of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families The Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) Dr. Mike Haynie, announced today the appointment of Maureen E. Casey as chief operating officer (COO).  In […]

IVMF at Syracuse University helps launch national coalition of veteran-owned businesses

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and First Data Corp. lead initiative connecting veteran-owned business with commerce and supplier opportunities The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and First Data Corporation joined leading companies, government agencies, non-profits and others in Washington, D.C., earlier this week to […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) to Manage PA Coordinated Veteran Family Services Network

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Coordination Center to lead and manage a coordinated network of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s veteran and military family service providers.  Since the fall of 2014, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) […]

Blue Star Families Partners with the IVMF for Sixth Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey

National survey of military families details stressors, successes after nearly 14 years of sustained conflict – All current and veteran service members and their families are encouraged to participate and let their voices be heard Blue Star Families, the nation’s largest chapter-based military families support organization in the country, joined forces with the Institute for […]

Saint Joseph’s University Joins Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program Consortium

SJU joins national consortium of world-class schools offering entrepreneurship and small business management training to post 9/11 veterans The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), an entrepreneurial and small business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU), and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military […]

SBA Administrator Visits Syracuse University

Maria Contreras-Sweet speaks at Whitman School’s WISE Conference and visits IVMF Maria Contreras-Sweet, the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, traveled to Syracuse University yesterday to serve as the keynote speaker for the Whitman School’s annual WISE Conference. During her visit, Contreras-Sweet made a stop […]

Wayne Westervelt Appointed as Director of Communications to Support Syracuse University’s IVMF and Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

The Vice Chancellor of Veteran and Military Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Westervelt, as director of communications.  In this role, Wayne will lead the media relations and communication efforts of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) at Syracuse University. […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Argues for Greater Collective Purpose and Coordination in Veterans Services

Paper draws on public health and management research to make a case for greater coordination and collective impact among veteran service providers in communities; highlights preliminary outcomes from its first coordinated service provider network in New York City. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) today released a report that underscores […]

Semifinalists Announced in “Realizing Your Dream” Business Competition for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Citi and IVMF to Award $130,000 in Seed Funding to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced today the 20 semifinalists for the 2015 round of the Citi SalutesSM: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition. The semifinalists consist of both established and aspiring veteran entrepreneurs who submitted formal small business […]

U.S. Secretary of Defense Attends IVMF Roundtable Discussion, Commends IVMF’s ‘Path Breaking Work’

Honorable Ashton B. Carter is briefed on IVMF and Syracuse University’s commitment to our service members, veterans and their families Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter’s March 31 visit to Syracuse University included the unique opportunity for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to host a roundtable discussion with the United States Secretary of […]

IVMF Recognized Among NYS Health Foundation’s “Best of 2014”

NYS Health’s Best of 2014 Report reinforces IVMF’s role in supporting returning veterans and their families in New York State The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) was recently recognized by the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) as one of the Foundation’s “Best of 2014.” The IVMF was cited in the […]

Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter to Visit IVMF March 31

U.S. DOD Secretary to visit the IVMF at Syracuse University on first domestic trip since taking office On his first domestic trip since taking office, Secretary of the United States Department of Defense Ashton B. Carter will visit Syracuse University to discuss with students and invited guests the “Future of the Force” and how the […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Recognized for its Work Empowering Women as Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Army Women’s Foundation honors Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship program In a ceremony on Capitol Hill last night, the Army Women’s Foundation recognized the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) for its support of women veterans and servicemembers. IVMF’s Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program received […]

Schultz Family Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense Join with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to Launch Innovative Military Transition Program

Grant to the IVMF supports first-of-its-kind initiative to radically change how transitioning military personnel and spouses are trained and hired for civilian jobs The Schultz Family Foundation (SFF), the U.S. Department of Defense and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) today announced the launch of Onward to Opportunity, a groundbreaking […]

J. Michael Haynie Appointed to Newly Created VA Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the appointment of J. Michael Haynie, Syracuse University’s vice chancellor for veterans and military affairs, to the department’s newly created MyVA Advisory Committee. VA Secretary Robert McDonald launched the MyVA initiative in September 2014, as part of the department’s effort to better align the VA with […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families Announces $500,000 Grant from Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange is providing $500,000 to support the work of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). IVMF recently announced the funding support and the designation of Intercontinental Exchange as an IVMF One-Star Corporate Partner over the next three years. Intercontinental Exchange is the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearinghouses […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) to Manage NC Coordinated Veteran Family Services Network

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Coordination Center to lead and manage a coordinated network of North Carolina’s Charlotte/Mecklenburg area veteran and military family service providers.  Since fall of 2014, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University […]

George W. Bush Institute and IVMF Research Collaboration Results in National Summit on Nonprofit Excellence

Yesterday in Dallas, Texas, the George W. Bush Institute (GWBI) hosted a national summit of nearly 450 leaders in the veterans services landscape, including heads of government agencies, major foundations, corporate funders, nonprofit organizations, and think tanks, as well as veterans themselves. This second national summit hosted by the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative (MSI) […]

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Recognized as 2015 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, today recognized Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. This year’s cohort includes 124 programs from all levels of government—school districts; county, city, state, and federal agencies; as […]

Walmart Foundation Salutes North Carolina’s 770,000 Veterans through $1 Million Grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Grant reinforces Walmart’s ongoing commitment to our nation’s heroes through support of the Welcome Home North Carolina initiative The Walmart Foundation today announces a $1 million grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) to help kick-off the Welcome Home North Carolina (WHNC) initiative to support a three year pilot […]

First Data Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano Announces $7 Million Partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families Housed at Syracuse University

Seven-Year Commitment Will Fund Education and Training for Veterans and Military Spouse Small Business Owners First Data, the global leader in payments technology and services solutions, today announced a new seven-year, $7 million commitment to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) to fund education, research, training and opportunities for transitioning […]

Military veterans with disabilities to attend entrepreneurship bootcamp at Louisiana State University

Entrepreneurship requires traits that the U.S. military instills in its service members like leadership, resilience and focus. More than 20 disabled veterans will travel to Louisiana State University (LSU) on February 20 to expand on those traits and learn the basics of business ownership during the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The program, […]

IVMF’s COL. (Ret.) Jim McDonough Presented with the CCME William E. Kennedy Award

Today at the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) 2015 Annual Symposium, Colonel (Ret.) James D. McDonough, Jr., IVMF Managing Director for Community Engagement and Innovation, is being presented the William E. Kennedy Award in acknowledgement of his dedication, leadership, and support of voluntary off-duty education programs throughout a career in service to the […]

V-WISE graduate Kristina Guerrero wins $100,000 investment on ABC’s Shark Tank

TurboPUP CEO to partner with FUBU founder Daymond John to grow dog food company Syracuse, N.Y. – On January 16, veteran entrepreneur Kristina Guerrero, a 2012 graduate of the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) training program, appeared before the investor judges of ABC’s hit entrepreneurship show Shark Tank to seek investment and […]

IVMF Receives Prudential Grant to Support Veteran Entrepreneurship Training

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) recently received a $350,000 grant from Prudential Financial, Inc., that will help the institute continue to build the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) for its renowned Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The EBV is delivered in three phases. The first two phases include a 30-day, instructor-led […]

Women Veterans, Service Women and Military Spouses to Receive Entrepreneurship Training Jan 16-18 at V-WISE New Orleans

Conference organized by Institute for Veterans and Military Families, with support of U.S. Small Business Administration and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), the nation’s leading entrepreneurship training program for women veterans, active duty service women, and female partners and spouses, is hosting a regional entrepreneurship training conference in New […]

Take IVMF’s Survey to Improve Veteran Organizations: Perceptions of Veterans Service Organization Best Practices and Impact

Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has teamed with the George W. Bush Institute to release a survey to improve veteran organizations. IVMF works nationally to provide transitioning veterans the skills needed to find successful and fulfilling careers after their military service ends. In 2009, the George W. Bush Institute was founded […]

IVMF and the Bob Woodruff Foundation Team up to Send Service-Disabled Veterans to Small Business Conference

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, through a strategic partnership, assisted post-9/11 service-disabled veterans to attend the 2014 National Veteran Small Business Engagement, December 9-11, in Atlanta, GA. The partnership allowed veterans to apply for grants that covered conference admission fees, lodging and transportation, to […]

Pepsico Renews Commitment to Veterans Through Recycling Initiative

PepsiCo named first 3-star partner of Institute for Veteran and Military Families at Syracuse University for $2 million commitment to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program There are many ways to say thank you for the sacrifice and service of veterans and their families on Veterans Day. PepsiCo adds an unlikely way to […]

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