HBO and Citi Group Join Forces with Taproot to Build Skills/Ensure Success of Hope For The Warriors

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Hope For The Warriors acquires improved skills during exclusive training facilitated by Taproot Foundation.

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Together, we were able to spend days problem solving with skilled professionals – something that we, otherwise, wouldn’t be able to afford.

Hope For The Warriors® thanks Taproot Foundation, HBO®, and Citi Group for exclusive training received during their training sessions: ScopeAthon and Citi Skills Marathon. The skills training was provided to ensure the continued success of the national nonprofit. In addition, HBO donated $15,000 to Hope For The Warriors® to be used toward the ideas learned and developed during the training sessions.
The two separate days of training were facilitated by Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit organization that connects corporations interested in providing pro bono work with nonprofit organizations.

The ScopeAthon focused on improving financial systems to ensure that Hope For The Warriors® continues to build a stable financial future. HBO offered a team of skilled executives that specialize in financial management.

The Citi Skills Marathon focused on two projects. During Succession Planning, Hope For The Warriors® worked with a team of human resources executives. The second focus, Increasing Stakeholder Awareness and Engagement, paired the organization with marketing executives.

“We were able to define a strategy for our organization and define how to articulate it well,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors® President said. “Together, we were able to spend days problem solving with skilled professionals – something that we, otherwise, wouldn’t be able to afford. ”

Corporate executives will continue to monitor the progress of projects and initiatives that were developed during the training sessions.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® ( is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (, an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.


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