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Fisher House Foundation Announces President’s Award for Military Community Service

Recipients of the Newman’s Own Award have included many key players in the nonprofit military community such as Blue Star Families, Inc; Hope for warriors; Semper Fi Marine Wounded Fund; the Tragedy and Assistance to Survivors Program; and much more. The Fisher House Foundation anticipates that future recipients of the President’s Award will continue this great tradition of recognizing excellence in service to our greatest national treasure, our military, our veterans and their loved ones.

As part of the prize package, the President’s Award recipients will each receive a publicity package worth $30,000 from MilitaryTimes.

The name “Chairman’s Award” is a nod to the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine, launched by the late founder of the Fisher House Foundation, Zachary Fisher.

President’s Award recipients will be chosen by a diverse and esteemed jury of individuals who combine their knowledge to recognize programs that meet the dynamic needs of military and veteran communities. Additionally, spouses of top military leaders have traditionally helped judge bids since the early 2000s, beginning with Ms. Mary Jo Myers and Mrs. Lynne Pace and more recently Mrs. Kelly Hokanson and Mrs. Mollie Raymond; The Fisher House Foundation plans to continue this long-standing practice.

Nominations for the 2022 President’s Award are open February 28 and close April 28. Information on the application process, as well as the 2021 Newman’s Own Awards ceremony and a list of previous winners, is available at https://fisherhouse.org/chairmans-award.

About the Fisher House Foundation

The Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 92 comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay at no cost while a loved one receives treatment. These homes are located in major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. The fisherman’s houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and bathrooms. Families share a common kitchen, laundry room, cozy dining room and inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there are never any accommodation costs. Since its inception, the program has enabled military families and veterans to save approximately $525 million disbursements for accommodation and transportation. www.fisherhouse.org

About the Military Times Foundation
Military Times Foundation is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes to recognize, salute, and commemorate the exemplary service of active duty personnel serving in each branch of the United States Armed Forces and to support other organizations conducting activities having similar goals. Military Times Foundation has a flagship program called Service Members of the Year, which annually recognizes and rewards outstanding service members and veterans.

SOURCE Fisher House Foundation