ADVISORY, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The Bob Woodruff Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families thrive long after they return home, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion, Bob Woodruff, Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Anne Marie Dougherty, Executive Director of The Bob Woodruff Foundation and Suni Hartford, Founding Member of Veterans on Wall Street will ring the Opening Bell.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Thursday, November 6, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
The Bob Woodruff Foundation Media Contact:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
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About the Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is the nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring injured service members and their families are thriving long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government —diligently navigating the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans—finds, funds and shapes innovative programs, and holds them accountable for results. To date, BWF has invested more than $22 million in public education and solutions, reaching more than 2 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to help make sure the nation's heroes have access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it. For additional information, please visit http://bobwoodrufffoundation.org/.
About Veterans on Wall Street:
In December 2010, in an unprecedented move, several of the world's largest financial institutions launched Veterans on Wall Street ("VOWS"), a confederation of firms who are committed to help support, educate and recruit military veterans and their families as they transition in to the civilian workplace. By organizing ourselves, sharing best practices and, importantly, engaging our corporate and investing clients, VOWS strives to make a material difference in the experience of our veterans as they transition out of the military. In addition to our efforts to support charitable organizations focused on our transitioning military and their families, VOWS is committed to lowering the exceptionally high unemployment rate among our military veteran community. Through a combination of educational initiatives, mentoring, outreach to the military, employee affinity groups, and an annual conference, VOWS promotes career development, support, and retention of veterans throughout the global financial services industry. Central to the VOWS mission is the recognition that many of the skills veterans developed in the military–leadership, fast and accurate decision–making, operational focus, and the drive to accomplish a mission–have a direct application in the financial services industry. VOWS also recognizes that the cultural values our veterans have developed in the military—passion, drive, commitment, and teamwork—mesh with the corporate values sought after and practiced in financial services. VOWS works with military organizations, veterans groups, industry associations and vendors to build awareness and understanding of how these skills and cultural attributes make military veterans outstanding employees.
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