USAA Donates $40,000 to SOWF
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Posted by: Edie Rosenthal
(Dec 20) -- Members of USAA Southeast Regional Office in Tampa, Fla. came together this morning as part of their holiday giving to present a check for $40,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
As employees shared coffee and breakfast, they listed to a group of fellow- staffers perform holiday songs. After the breakfast gathering, the group would be going to the VA hospital to provide some holiday cheer and caroling.
USAA Vice President and General Manager Robert Hoyland (pictured, left) spoke about how it was important as an organization to give back to the community, and that the Special Operations Warrior Foundation had been chosen because of its reputation as a top-rated organization.
SOWF President John T. Carney (pictured, right) accepted the generous donation and talked about the successes of the foundation, its programs for providing college educations to the surviving children of fallen special operations personnel and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded SOF personnel.
"This morning I signed a large stack of tuition checks going to various colleges and universities across the country where we currently have 140 students enrolled, and it is always comforting knowing that there are caring organizations like USAA, who believe that the least we can do for our fallen warriors is to make sure their children receive a post-secondary education,” said John T. Carney, Jr.