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Why MFVSOA?

Our service members made one of the most important decisions of their lives when they decided to serve and protect this great nation. Yes, a difficult decision, but now comes the hard part. Many service members will be separated from their loved ones through relocations and deployments. Others will face the challenges of serious injury or trauma. Once separated from service, veterans will face a new set of challenges such as social readjustment, physical/mental recovery, and civilian reintegration. Through all these stages of service, the military member’s family will encounter similar struggles, challenges, and obstacles. MFVSOA is there to help relieve some of the burden and stress of military life.

Public Accountability

MFVSOA partners with national nonprofits that can meet or exceed a standard of excellence for public accountability. Each charity that partners with us submits its program and financial documents for annual review and certification.

See Our Certification Process

A Proven Performer

Since 1994, Military Family and Veterans Service Organizations of America has helped national nonprofits expand their reach and engage with individuals like you. Your donations will further the course of action required to ensure our service members, veterans, their families and survivors are not alone in their sacrifice to serve and protect: the constitution, our national security, our American way of life.

We pray that not another single man or woman will have to pay the ultimate price for freedom, but if they do, MFVSOA partners will be there to support their survivors with tragedy assistance, provide the surviving children with educational benefits and scholarships, and family financial aid.

We pray that the hardships and uncertainties of service will be few, but if not, we will be there with financial assistance, health & wellness programs, adaptive equipment, scholarships and community engagement programs. We pray that veterans will have a smooth transaction into civilian life without the worry of health, housing, or employment issues, but if not, we will be there too.

Serving Large and Small Nonprofits

Although all our charity partners must have programs or services in at least 15 states or internationally, many of our partners are not household names. We are proud to work with nonprofits of any size and aim to provide a place where individuals can learn about the good work of lesser known organizations.

Our Financials

MFVSOA is committed to meeting the highest standards of public
accountability and fiscal responsibility.

See Our Financial Records

Our Leadership

We are governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who
generously give their time and talent.

Kathleen Burke, President

Kathleen has dedicated more than 25 years serving in different roles in the military community. This includes more than 15 years at the National Military Family Association, committed to a mission of supporting and enhancing the quality of life for every military family. She has generously served on the MFVS board of directors since 2007 and acted as President for the past 10 years.

Bridgette Sorrell, Treasurer

Bridgette began her career with Disabled American Veterans in 2001 and currently serves as the DAV Administrator of Trust and Foundation. In this position, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the DAV National Service Foundation (NSF), the DAV Charitable Service Trust (CST) and the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation (DVLMF), three independent nonprofit organizations with combined assets of more than $200 million. Bridgette has kindly shared her expertise as a MFVSOA board member since 2015.

Stacy Ale, Secretary

Stacy was elected to the MFVSOA board in 2009. She currently acts as the Director of Individual Giving at the Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Research Foundation. She has dedicated herself to PVA for over 30 years demonstrating concern for our seriously injured heroes and embracing PVA's mission to change lives and build brighter futures for all veterans.

Robin Kelleher, Member

As CEO and Co-Founder of Hope for the Warriors, Robin’s entrepreneurship, leadership, and passion has led this highly successful organization to national heights, raising over $75M and significantly impacting the military community. Robin has worked extensively with military families, caring for family units during multiple deployments as the wife of a Marine. Additionally, her experiences as the daughter and granddaughter of US Soldiers have given her a unique insight into the needs of service members and their families. MFVSOA thanks her for 10 years of service as a board member.