Our commitment to SEALs, SWCCs, NSW enablers and their families is unwavering. Expanding our West Coast presence will enable the Foundation to continue to grow our global capabilities to serve the force and families.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (PRWEB) October 24, 2017
The Navy SEAL Foundation, America’s premier nonprofit organization serving the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families, is excited to announce its plans to open a new permanent office space in Coronado, California. The planned multi-use space will serve as a support and resource center for west coast-based NSW Commands, SEALs, NSW personnel, and their families.
Chief Executive Officer, Robin King, is relocating to Coronado from Virginia Beach, Virginia, which will geographically align her with the leadership of the SEAL community, and place her close to NSW headquarters. The move also centrally locates King to support the Commands and service members in Hawaii as well as the east coast. “We are profoundly committed to this community. We will do whatever it takes to meet our mission of service to these extraordinary warriors and their families,” said King when asked about the westward expansion.
The west coast office and CEO relocation are part of a larger plan to increase the Foundation’s capabilities and services to the NSW community. The Foundation is increasing its staff to include transition officers and more support personnel for their programs department.
Coronado is the home of United States Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM), which is responsible for resourcing, manning, training, and equipping SEALs and other NSW mission specialists. “We are very pleased to co-locate our CEO close to the leadership of NSW in Coronado,” said Rear Admiral (Retired) Garry Bonelli, the Foundation’s Board Chairman. “Our commitment to SEALs, SWCCs, NSW enablers and their families is unwavering. Expanding our West Coast presence will enable the Foundation to continue to grow our global capabilities to serve the force and families.”
Established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, national, nonprofit organization which provides worldwide support to U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC), NSW support personnel, post-9/11 SEAL and SWCC veterans, and their families. The Foundation has seen exponential programs growth since the beginning of the global war on terrorism. In 2016 alone, the Foundation invested over $13.4 million in programs for the NSW community, a 24% increase over 2015’s programs expenditure of $10.8 million and nearly equal to what was spent on programs in 2013 and 2014 combined.
Plans are underway for a grand opening of the Coronado space in early 2018 to include an open house for NSW leadership and community members. Scott Burke, the Navy SEAL Foundation’s Controller since July 2014, was recently promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Burke who is an Air Force Academy graduate and Air Force veteran, and who has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2005, will lead and manage the Foundation’s east coast office, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
About the Navy SEAL Foundation
The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families, the families of the fallen, wounded NSW warriors, transitioning NSW veterans as well as post-9/11 SEAL and SWCC veterans.
U.S. Navy SEALs have been in sustained combat for more than 16 years, performing hazardous work in unforgiving environments at an unrelenting pace. SEALs are currently deployed in over 30+ countries across the globe and spend up to 270 days each year in harm's way. The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind these warriors and their families by providing a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury or loss.
Like the community it serves, the Foundation is a solid, high-performing organization committed to excellence. 94 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to current or future programs. This year the Navy SEAL Foundation received its 6th consecutive 4-star rating and its second ‘perfect 100’ score from Charity Navigator, a top charity watchdog, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency (top 1% of all rated charities).
To learn more, visit http://www.navySEALfoundation.org or contact us at 757.363.7490
The Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501c3 national nonprofit charitable organization. TAX-ID 31-1728910. The Navy SEAL Foundation is a non-federal entity. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and it has no governmental status.