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Pints for Patriots

Patriotic craft breweries across the nation are banding together during this November to salute our Veterans and support the mission of The Honor Foundation.

If you would like to learn more about how you can participate in this campaign as a brewery or an individual, contact Renee Booth at renee@honor.org.

Matching opportunities are welcome!
Wrightsville Beach Brewery
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Salute to SOF

Save the date!

November 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Join The Honor Foundation in our Nation’s capital for the first-ever Salute to Special Operations Forces Gala — a special evening to honor and commemorate SOF warriors who have dedicated their lives to protecting the USA.

For more details on the event, please contact Renee Booth at .

 

THF Nashville Dinner + Writers’ Round

You are invited to an exclusive dinner featuring stories behind the men in uniform, followed by a Nashville Writers’ Round.

Live Music Entertainment by Jo Smith

Writers’ Round will feature hit songs performed by the original songwriters:

Brice Long

Mark Nesler

Wynn Varble

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact renee@honor.org.

 

Live Entertainment:

Jo Smith:

“Named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need To Know in 2017 and CMT’s Next Women of Country 2018— is a soulful and gritty songwriter from south Georgia, and she makes music that is an extension of herself. A passionate storyteller, Jo remains inspired by the countless hours she spent spinning her dad’s vast collection of vinyl records as a child growing up on her family’s cattle farm.”

 

Writers’ Round:  Biographies 

Brice Long:

Brice Long, a Hopkinsville native now singing and songwriting in Nashville, is also a philanthropist himself! His Back2Back concert series helps provide the essentials to those in need in the community he was raised in. His music portfolio includes cuts with Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Jon Pardi, Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Tracy Byrd, Randy Travis, Cody Johnson, Gretchen Wilson, John Michael Montgomery and more.

Mark Nesler:

Mark Nesler has had his share of #1 hits, including Tim McGraw’s “Just to See You Smile”, George Strait’s “Go On” and “Living and Living Well”, Darryll Worley’s “I Miss My Friend” to name a few. Mark continues to write every day and is one of Nashville’s most successful and respected songwriters and artists.

Wynn Varble:

Wynn Varble, 2009’s Nashville Songwriters Association’s Songwriter of the Year Award, is also no stranger to #1 songs. All three of his #1 songs were nominated for “Song of the Year” by the CMA/ACM. He has written for and with Garth Brooks, Cody Johnson, Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Mark Chesnutt, Kellie Pickler, Lee Ann Womack, and many others.

THF Dallas

Join us in Dallas for a special cocktail event featuring cocktails, cigar rolling, bourbon tasting, and a silent auction in support of a good cause.Honored guests of the evening – local businesses and military supporters – will join graduates of The Honor Foundation program for an evening of networking. These THF Alumni will share their experience of the program with potential future Fellows who are planning for their end of service.

For sponsorships or questions regarding the event, please contact Jessica Hunt at jessica@honor.org

 

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THF Partners with Texas de Brazil for May Fundraiser

Texas de Brazil partners with The Honor Foundation during the month of May to benefit members of the Special Operations Forces community in finding their next career

Sunday, May 1, 2022 — Houston, TX — All guests dining at all locations of Texas de Brazil Churrascarias within the U.S. will be able to support The Honor Foundation (THF) and its mission to serve veterans transitioning out of the military with honor for life, so their next mission is clear and continues to impact the world. The Brazilian-American steakhouse brand will showcase this partnership through a month-long fundraising campaign to benefit the organization’s program to help veterans apply their skills, work ethic, and leadership to the private sector. 

During the month of May, Texas de Brazil guests dining at domestic locations or picking up to-go orders can support these elite military veterans. Contributions of any dollar amount may be simply added to the bottom of the check, and for every $5 donated, the guest will receive a $5 certificate to use at a later date. Matching gift certificates have a maximum potential of $50 and may be redeemed during a future visit. Texas de Brazil will be matching donations all month long up to $25,000 and no purchase is necessary to contribute.

“As a proud citizen of this wonderful nation, I feel it’s our corporate duty to provide support for those who have sacrificed and who’ve dedicated so much of themselves to us,” said Salim Asrawi, president of Texas de Brazil. “We’re excited to partner with an organization that shares these same virtues and objectives and look forward to a successful campaign.”

Matt Stevens, CEO of The Honor Foundation, is excited for this partnership opportunity:

“The philanthropic work of Salim and the team at Texas de Brazil is inspirational and The Honor Foundation is grateful to be a partner for their May fundraiser, for the second consecutive year.”

91% of Special Operators feel transition out of the military is more difficult than combat deployment and being separated from family. The Honor Foundation, which has impacted 1500+ Alumni to-date, aims to provide a seamless transition between active duty service and a career in the private sector, extended education or entrepreneurship through a program tailored specifically for the SOF community. 

Call Texas de Brazil restaurants for more information. Visit texasdebrazil.com for locations and hours.

About Texas de Brazil Churrascaria

Texas de Brazil is an authentic Brazilian-American steakhouse featuring a continuous dining experience that blends the unique culture of Brazil with the generous hospitality of Texas. The menu features a vast selection of grilled meats, a 50-item salad area, an award-winning wine list and a la carte dessert selections. Founded as a family-owned business in 1998, Texas de Brazil now has locations in 21 states along with 11 international locations.  For more information, visit TexasdeBrazil.com.

About The Honor Foundation

The Honor Foundation (THF) is a career transition program for U.S. Special Operations Forces that effectively translates their elite military service to the private sector and helps create the next generation of corporate and community leaders. It achieves this through a three-month program which provides tailored executive education, one-on-one coaching, and access to a nationwide professional network. This program was built by the desire to serve others with honor for life, so that their next mission is always clear and continues to impact the world. Every step is dedicated to preparing these outstanding men and women to continue to realize their maximum potential during and after their service career. The Honor Foundation has 1,500+ graduates to date and has campuses in San Diego, CA; Virginia Beach, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Fort Bragg, NC; and a virtual campus (THFv). The Navy SEAL Foundation is a Founding Partner of The Honor Foundation.

For more information about this press release, please contact Kathy Leming at kathy@honor.org

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Houston Welcomes The Honor Foundation

On October 14, Houston, “The City With No Limits,” welcomed The Honor Foundation and esteemed guests at its first benefit dinner to support the U.S. Special Operations Forces community. H. Malcolm Stewart, the evening’s presenting sponsor; along with Surefox, Quanta, Evolution Well Services, and other sponsors; joined Houston’s finest for an evening of stories about patriotism, service and hope for the future. Guests were honored and privileged to hear from special guest speakers Greg Vogle (Professor of Practice, Texas A&M University, Bush School of Public Service; Former Director of the National Clandestine Service; CIA), Congressman Dan Crenshaw, and Alumni of the THF Program.

To Houston and all in attendance — thank you for your hospitality, friendship and support. 

Swim for SOF on 10News

THF’s Swim for SOF on ABC 10News!

The Honor Foundation’s Swim for SOF event on September 18 is a high-performance athletic challenge that will raise awareness and funds for transitioning members of the Special Operations Forces community.

This event is the first of its kind in San Diego and will feature a 3.3-mile open swim, push-ups, pull-ups, a ceremony at the USS Midway Museum and after-party at the Intercontinental San Diego.

Visit the link to view the full clip!

Event Recap: The Next Course – Tampa

PRESS RELEASE

25 March 2021

The Honor Foundation, along with the Global SOF Foundation, Gathered Tampa Bay Business Leaders and U.S. Special Operators for Unique Networking Event 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021Tampa Bay, FL — The Honor Foundation (THF), a unique transition institute that serves the U.S. Special Operations community, hosted an exclusive networking event, The Next Course, with Event Sponsor Metis Solutions – A PAE Company, to connect members of the U.S. Special Operations community with business executives in Tampa. The event, held on St. Patrick’s Day at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, wrapped up the Global SOF Symposium and offered an opportunity for attendees to mingle over food and wine pairings and a silent auction in support of a good cause. 

The event kicked off numerous appetizer and cocktail stations, live music from Kaitlyn + Zach Duo, and a welcome from THF CEO Matt Stevens who introduced the special guest of the evening, RADM Mitch Bradley, Commanding Officer at Special Operations Command Central. 

Touching on how critical the Special Operations Forces is to the country, RADM Bradley spoke about leadership, the balance of risk to force versus risk to mission, and how the business and military communities symbiotically support the economic engine of our great nation.

“The SOF community provides a unique proving ground that tests the character and competency of its members; those with the strongest character and the highest competency rise through the ranks to become SOF leaders. Standing before many of you today who have made that journey is at the same time an honor and humbling. I wish you all the success and happiness that is your new mission as you pursue new challenges in the private sector. For all the reasons I described today, I know that this group is uniquely equipped to realize those goals. In short, it is good business for the business folks in the room to hire transitioning members of the SOF community.”

Rhett Jeppson, Director of External Military and Veterans Affairs at JP Morgan Chase & Co, followed with words of encouragement to the transitioning individuals in attendance and emphasized why The Honor Foundation is a veteran program of choice for JP Morgan to prepare transitioning military for success in the private sector.

The Next Course welcomed attendees of the GSOF Symposium as well as Tampa businesses and military supporters for an evening of networking and discussing career transition. Several THF Alumni were in attendance to share their experience of the program with potential future Fellows who are planning for their end of service. A silent auction with items including a limited edition bottle of Horse Soldier bourbon, a signed Tampa Bay Lightning jersey, and a custom, one-of-kind Blast Box from Valhalla’s Forge. 

Proceeds from the event benefited The Honor Foundation’s program to help veterans transition out of uniform and apply their skills, work ethic, and leadership to the private sector. 

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For more information about this press release, please contact Kathy Leming at kathy@honor.org

About The Honor Foundation

The Honor Foundation (THF) has developed a world-class transition institute for the U.S. Special Operations Forces community that, through a three-month program, provides tailored executive education, one-on-one coaching, and access to a nationwide professional network. This program was built by the desire to serve others with honor for life so that their next mission is always clear and continues to impact the world. We do this by providing the tools that maximize our fellows’ potential and prepares them to succeed on their own. The Honor Foundation has campuses in San Diego, CA, Virginia Beach, VA, Camp Lejeune, NC (serving the Marine Raider community), and a virtual campus. The Navy SEAL Foundation is a Founding Partner of The Honor Foundation.

 

Twin Sisters Salute to THF | 4.29.21

For more details on the event or to purchase your ticket today, visit this link.

Join us for a special evening with Special Operations Veterans, THF Alumni, the Houston community with special guests U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw and Justice Ken Wise.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jerry Holmes at jerry@honor.org.

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One is None | 6.4.21

Save the date! JUNE 4, 2021 in San Diego, CA.

Join The Honor Foundation for an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend an intimate day with former U.S. Navy SEALs, EOD Technicians, Marine Raiders and other Special Operations Leaders.

Stay tuned for more details on this event!

The Next Course | 3.17.21

For more details on the event or to purchase your ticket today, visit this link.

Join us this St Patrick’s Day for an elite networking event and food & beverage pairing to connect the Special Operations community and Tampa Bay business executives,  to build economic vitality with the next class of business leaders.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly McGraw at kelly@honor.org.

 

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Team Wendy Partners with THF for Giving Tuesday

The Honor Foundation by the Numbers

How Team Wendy’s Giving Tuesday beneficiary helps U.S. SOF veterans

Original article published HERE.

In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Team Wendy is once again donating 20% of all online sales today to The Honor Foundation (THF), a national non-profit that prepares members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces community to translate their military skillset to a civilian career.

To help you understand where your donation is going and its power to help others, we’ve put together a by-the-numbers profile of The Honor Foundation.

6: The age of the organization. THF was founded in 2014 by Joe Musselman, a veteran of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command.

4: The number of THF campuses. In addition to its virtual campus (THFv), THF has three physical campuses in San Diego, Virginia Beach and Camp Lejeune.

902: The total number of THF graduates, as of Fall 2020.

95%: The portion of THF Fellows who begin careers, higher education or entrepreneurship ventures within 90 days of completing active duty service.

$0: The amount that Fellows spend on tuition. THF is funded by donors and program alumni who believe in creating opportunities for successful and fulfilling post-military careers.

3: The number of months Fellows spend in THF’s executive education program as they complete the curriculum, research potential landing spots and build a network of contacts to effectively transition to their next mission in life.

200+: The number of Executive Coaches working one-on-one with Fellows to guide their transition and help them set and achieve goals. Each THF Fellow is matched to a Coach based on their application and admissions interviews. Coaches are successful professionals who come to THF with proven track records for guiding others.

150+: The network of Mentors available to those accepted into the program. After deciding what industry to explore, THF Fellows can choose a Mentor matching their career interests to help guide them through their professional training.

66%: The rise in program participation this year despite the challenges of COVID-19.

Infinite: The amount of gratitude we have for our SOF veterans and the work The Honor Foundation does to help them.

To learn more about Team Wendy, visit their website HERE.

RECAP: THF “A Toast to Veterans” Virtual Live Stream Event

PRESS RELEASE

12 November 2020

The Honor Foundation Gathered Senior Military Leaders, Medal of Honor Recipients, Simon Sinek, for Nationwide Tribute to Veterans

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – The Honor Foundation (THF), a unique transition institute that serves the U.S. Special Operations community, hosted a nationwide live virtual event, A Toast to Veterans, with Presenting Sponsor Morgan Stanley, in celebration of all U.S. Veterans on Veterans Day. The event offered an opportunity for our country to unite in patriotism and in appreciation of the service of all Veterans.

The event kicked off with a special rendition of “Old Glory” by Evangelo Morris and featured a range of senior military officials, Medal of Honor recipients, a bestselling author, THF leadership and alumni to provide remarks to our nation’s veterans. Distinguished speakers included ADM William McRaven (USN, RET), LTG Mike Nagata (USA, RET), Lt Gen Tom Trask (USAF, RET), MajGen Frank Donovan (USMC), Simon Sinek, Optimist and bestselling author, Medal of Honor recipients Britt Slabinski and Florent Groberg, The Honor Foundation CEO, Matt Stevens, and Navy SEAL Foundation CEO, Robin King.

The virtual live stream celebrated the extraordinary men and women who have given and continue to give their lives in service of our country. It was an evening filled with patriotism, inspiration and heartfelt remarks. Speakers described a warrior’s path from joining the military, to active duty experiences, transitioning out of the military and the value of veterans to our country and society post-uniform. The program closed with notable groups such as the LAPD and Boston Bruins paying tribute to all veterans across the country.

Vince Lumia, Head of Field Management for Morgan Stanley, the Presenting Sponsor of the virtual event, shared his tribute during the program.

“We proudly recognize the service of our military veterans, reservists and those on active duty,” said Lumia. “It’s been a privilege to partner with The Honor Foundation which put together a phenomenal program featuring leaders from our military branches to discuss their careers, the lives of veterans, their importance to our society, and the challenges faced while transitioning to a civilian life and potential solutions.”

Matt Stevens, CEO of The Honor Foundation, added: “As a Veteran led organization and a Veteran myself, The Honor Foundation wanted to pay tribute to our nation’s service members with this unique virtual event featuring esteemed speakers, guests and our Alumni. With the support of our Presenting Sponsor, Morgan Stanley, all the supporting sponsors and everyone who had purchased tickets and donated, we are  proud of its inaugural event and look forward to another one next year.

The mission of THF is to help transitioning members of the Special Operations Forces community prepare for their next career after service. We are grateful for the partnerships and continued support of the Navy SEAL foundation, our Founding Partner, PayPal, Wounded Warrior Project, Carrington Charitable Foundation, our donors and all THF Tribes who provide us the opportunity to continue impacting the lives of our nation’s veterans.”

Proceeds from the event benefitted The Honor Foundation’s program to help veterans transition out of uniform and apply their skills, work ethic and leadership to the private sector.

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For more information about this press release, please contact Kathy Leming at kathy@honor.org.

 

 

About The Honor Foundation

The Honor Foundation (THF) has developed a world-class transition institute for the U.S. Special Operations Forces community that, through a three-month program, provides tailored executive education, one-on-one coaching, and access to a nationwide professional network. This program was built by the desire to serve others with honor for life so that their next mission is always clear and continues to impact the world. We do this by providing the tools that maximize our fellows’ potential and prepares them to succeed on their own. The Honor Foundation has campuses in San Diego, CA, Virginia Beach, VA, Camp Lejeune, NC (serving the Marine Raider community), and a virtual campus. The Navy SEAL Foundation is a Founding Fartner of The Honor Foundation.

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Limited Edition THF Gear

For the month of September, THF will be selling LIMITED EDITION swag!

The TACTICAL edition includes a woodland camo shield while the PATRIOT edition features a red, white and blue gradient shield. Both designs on available on a unisex t-shirt and hat.

Get yours today and support transitioning U.S. Special Operators while kicking off the fall season in style!

 

9/11 Ten-Peak Challenge

On September 11, 2020, three THF Alumni will challenge their mental and physical limits to honor all lives impacted from 9/11 by completing a grueling 52.4-mile hike in 24 hours across Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California.

100% of donations will support The Honor Foundation and the expansion of physical and virtual campuses to reach more Special Operations members across the nation. Your donation is an opportunity to support our heroes and their families. 

Visit the link below to donate today or start a fundraising campaign of your own. Thank you!

https://www.classy.org/campaign/9-11-ten-peak-challenge/c295869

THF Shout-out on Fox & Friends

Watch THF Alumni and other U.S. Special Operators swim across the Hudson River on August 8, 2020 to benefit military veterans! The clip below was captured from Fox & Friends! Extra bonus:  the THF shoutout from Kristen Seiff (check us out at the 1:13 mark)! 

Pete Swims with Navy SEALs to Support Veterans

For a second straight year, Pete joins the Navy SEALs for a swim across the Hudson River to support our nation’s heroes!

Posted by Fox & Friends on Sunday, August 9, 2020