Helping our US Military Veterans build a better life!

Yearly Archives: 2014

/2014

#GivingTuesday

Time For Action

 

Black Friday.

Cyber Monday.

Giving Tuesday.

You’ve survived Thanksgiving, put a dent in your Christmas shopping list, and now it’s time to give back.

December 2nd is Giving Tuesday across the nation, and Veteran Scholarships Forever is honored to be a part of this amazing day of generosity. Every dime donated to VSF goes toward helping Veterans get the vocational education they need to find a great job and start enjoying this country they so selflessly served.

You can make a huge difference by getting involved. Giving is easy – click here to visit our donate page.

Thank you for supporting our veterans – we salute you!

2017-01-30T17:54:58-04:00December 2nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Join us for lunch with John Warren, former Captain, US Marine Corps

“A Case Study in Modern Warfare: Fighting a Sunni Insurgency and the Tactics Needed to Defeat ISIS”

$5 per person in attendance will be donated to Veteran Scholarships Forever.

Commerce Club
Monday, November 3rd at 12pm 
$22 per person (all inclusive)

John Warren took 9/11 personally, and upon graduation from Washington & Lee, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was offered pilot training but declined and instead volunteered for the infantry, serving four years on active duty in the infantry and attaining the rank of Captain. He was in combat with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines and entered Ramadi, Iraq in 2006 after al-Qaeda declared the city a “graveyard of Marines.”  He was decorated for heroism in combat and now speaks regularly on counter-insurgency and leadership. Currently, John is founder and president of Lima One Capital, a lending company for residential real estate investors and home builders.
2017-01-30T17:54:58-04:00October 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Retired Navy SEAL sniper: lecture and lunch at the Commerce Club

On Wednesday, September 17th at noon, you’re invited to join us for lunch at the Commerce Club in Greenville, SC, to hear from Chief Petty Officer Thom Shea as he talks about his new book, Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life, which has recently been in the top 25 of Amazon.com Best Sellers in both the military and the motivation categories.

Chief Shea did three tours of dutyUnbreakable with SEAL Team Two in Kosovo, Macedonia, and the Gulf, as well as two tours with SEAL Team Seven in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his deployment to Afghanistan while leading a SEAL team in 2009, he earned the Silver Star (our nation’s third highest award for valor in combat), the Bronze Star with Valor, Army Commendation with Valor and his second Combat Action medal.

For each person in attendance, the Commerce Club will donate $5 to Veteran Scholarships Forever.

Contact the Commerce Club at 864.232.5600 to RSVP. The cost is $22 per person, all inclusive.

 

2017-01-30T17:54:58-04:00September 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Commerce Club to host benefit event

On Tuesday, August 19th at noon, you’re invited to join us for lunch at the Commerce Club in Greenville, SC, to hear from LTC Steve Shivers, USMC (Ret), a Marine platoon sergeant who later received a battlefield commission in Vietnam. “A Marine’s Story of Two Tours in Vietnam” is part of a lunch and lecture series honoring those who have served our country.

For each person in attendance, the Commerce Club will donate $5 to Veteran Scholarships Forever.

Contact the Commerce Club at 864.232.5600 to RSVP. The cost is $22 per person, all inclusive.

2017-01-30T17:54:58-04:00August 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Veteran Scholarships Forever Press Release

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A Greenville man has started a scholarship endowment program aimed at helping veterans get needed funds to pursue vocational and skilled trades training that can lead to employment.

Ron Demonet, a veteran himself, started Veteran Scholarships Forever to help veterans transition back to civilian life quickly and successfully.  Although there are government programs like the G.I. Bill, which help veterans get an education, these programs do not cover all types of training.

“Certified vocational and skilled trades programs can help veterans not only find employment quickly, but also lead to long-term careers,” Demonet said.

Demonet, who has created scholarship endowments in the past, said he created Veteran Scholarships Forever because of the high unemployment rates for those leaving military service. Nearly six million Americans have served in the military since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and almost 3.2 million of them are now civilians. That group’s unemployment rate is 9.9 percent — while the rest of the nation is 7.9 percent.

“These men and women have served their country,” he said. “This program will help them build a better life moving forward.”

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Veteran Scholarships Forever […]

2017-01-30T17:54:58-04:00July 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments