Prudential Financial, Inc received the 2018 Eugene and Ruth Freedman Leadership Award from Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, a member of The Fedcap Group’s family of agencies. The honor recognizes outstanding organizations committed to addressing the well-being of veterans and military families.

Prudential works with Dixon Center to empower and mobilize communities to support the needs of veterans and military families with a focus on employment, wellness, transition to employment, female veterans, and economic success. Of note, Prudential contributes to a Dixon Center collaboration that facilitates opportunities for service members to train for utility and transportation jobs on base prior to their departing the military.

"The veterans’ space is crowded so it is important to showcase shining examples like Prudential – an organization that drives practical workforce solutions for veterans and military families. Its commitment to developing and advancing veterans starts at the top and extends into hundreds of communities across the United States through partnerships like those with Dixon Center,” said Colonel Duncan Milne, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), and president, Dixon Center.

The award was accepted by Chuck Sevola and Jim Beamesderfer, both vice presidents of Veterans Initiatives at Prudential. “Veterans’ challenges have changed over time, but Prudential’s commitment to finding solutions is unwavering,” said Sevola, Head of Prudential’s Office of Veterans Initiatives.

Added Beamesderfer, “Our focus is about leveraging the enormous capabilities of veterans in the communities where they live – and easing transition to the private sector. Dixon Center’s work maps to this objective, and it’s a privilege to collaborate with them.”

The eponymous award is named after philanthropists Eugene and Ruth Freedman. The couple’s lifetime of philanthropy, including supporting military and veterans’ services, continues through their family foundation.

PwC Charitable Foundation Receives 2017 Eugene and Ruth Freedman Leadership Award at Fedcap’s Celebration of the Power of Possible Gala in New York City

The PwC Charitable Foundation was recently honored as the recipient of the 2017 Eugene and Ruth Freedman Leadership Award, a distinction created to recognize outstanding organizations committed to addressing the economic well-being of veterans and military families. The award name serves as a tribute to the Freedman couple’s lifetime of philanthropy, including supporting military and veterans’ services through their family foundation.

Nathan, an Army Sergeant with a Middle East combat tour under his belt, walked straight from his Army position into a freight transport career that provided a living wage and full benefits to support his family.

HLP is an a unique collaborative that engages the key stakeholders who work with families on homeownership - nonprofit counselors, advocates, lenders, servicers, investors, attorneys and government. Being a national, neutral, nonprofit organization allows them to listen to all the parties and build solutions that support homeowners and incorporate the unique needs of all stakeholders.

The following is excerpted from an interview with Frank Gaudio, Veterans Liaison, Trustee and member of the Board of Directors for the PwC Charitable Foundation. Gaudio also sits on the Veterans Council for PwC.

COL Sutherland's op-ed in Inside Sources offers a unique perspective on the sense of pride veterans carry, particularly this time of year. He notes how his military service taught him great patience, a willingness to stand up for others, and the power of engagement. He ask all veterans to reflect on their own time in uniform and suggests Americans take a moment to acknowledge the meaning of Veterans Day. 

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