On the show today we are joined by David Winters from the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund! David oversees the fund, fund strategic planning, fund raising and program execution. He has been with the fund since the establishment in 2000, and became president in 2011.
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Since 2000, the fund has raised over 200 million dollars for families of military personnel lost in Iraq and Afghanistan and for several special projects serving wounded military personnel. David and his team cater to those men and women who have returned from army duty with brain injury, and they are in the process of creating ten centers around the country with specialized and dedicated care for this purpose. They have already built seven of these ten and are currently working on the eighth! This amazing work that is being done services those people who have given everything for their country and David and the organization deserve every bit of support they can get. Listen in to hear how you can aid this great cause!
Key Points From This Episode:
- David’s work at the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund and how they are helping traumatized veterans.
- The plan for building centers around the country to cater to patients.
- The treatment style and care plan at the Intrepid Spirit Centers.
- Undiagnosed brain injury and the need for more care and treatment for the injured.
- Hopes and plans for the future of the fund and its centers.
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About David Winters
David A. Winters serves as President of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a leading national organization supporting the military community. Since 2000 the Fund has raised over $200 million for families of military personnel lost in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for several special projects serving wounded military personnel. Winters oversees the Fund’s strategic planning, fundraising and program execution. Winters has been with the Fund since its establishment in 2000 and became President in 2011. In 2011 the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund launched its current program: building a series of ten advanced treatment centers for military personnel suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury.
To date over $80 million has been raised for this effort, and seven of the ten centers have already been built and are open and operating, with another currently under construction. Winters also serves as Executive Vice President of the Intrepid Sea, Air Space Museum in New York City. Winters’ responsibilities aboard Intrepid include management of events, special projects, government and military relations, and administration of the annual festival programs including Fleet Week, Kids Week and free Fridays. Mr. Winters also serves as corporate secretary of the Museum. He joined the Intrepid Museum as a volunteer in 1992 and as an employee in 1993. Winters also serves as the Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Intrepid Relief Fund, which provides support to military personnel and families.
Winters’ responsibilities include administration of the Fund and directing fundraising efforts. Winters has worked with this effort since 1994. Winters served on the 1812 Advisory Group from 2010 through 2012, assisting with the Department of the Navy’s planning for the War of 1812 Bicentennial celebrations. Winters’ involvement in supporting America’s military community began in March 1991, when he helped establish a volunteer charitable effort called Operation Support, which in just three months raised over a quarter million dollars to benefit the families of American military personnel lost in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Winters holds a BA degree from Fordham University. Winters and his wife, Lucrecia, the Assistant Commissioner for budget and revenue for the New York City Police Department, reside in New York City.
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