Thomas Meyer is the program manager for veterans and military-family services at The Philanthropy Roundtable. He graduated with distinction in sociology from Yale University before completing a Fox Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. While there, his research and fieldwork with the U.S. and U.K. armies focused on understanding how junior military officers adapted to counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. His writing on the topic appears in Security Studies. Before he began researching the military, he grew up in an Army family, moving nine times across six countries. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.
This guidebook is built on years of advisory work, scores of first-hand interviews, and careful research and analysis. It includes a statistical appendix offering a range of indicators on the status of veterans, an up-to-the-minute review of services provided by government, and many details for donors anxious to be as helpful as possible to those who have worn our nation’s uniform.
Philanthropy for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families is a comparatively new and fast-growing branch of American charitable giving. Alas, there is little good information available to help donors act wisely. This book fills that gap. Packed with profiles of the most promising people and groups and strategies, plus essential data, this is a timely new tool for donors.