The Contact of DutyTM Endowment Opens Its 2019 “Seal of Distinction” Submissions for U.S. and U.K. Organizations –


The Seventh Annual Award Consideration Begins These days Till June 11, 2019 in U.S. and U.K.

The Contact of Duty Endowment these days starts its application procedure for the seventh annual “Seal of Distinction” Awards, recognizing U.S. and U.K. primarily based non-income that demonstrate the highest levels of effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in putting veterans into higher-excellent jobs.

The prestigious award for grantees is accompanied by a $30,000 unrestricted grant, as properly as offers the chance to apply for future funding. Final year’s winners had been: Workshops for Warriors and FourBlock.

To be thought of, organizations should total an on line application at:

Applications will be accepted now by way of June 11, 2019. Nominees for the “Seal of Distinction” should meet a quantity of criteria, such as:

  • Organization should be a charitable, non-profit, with 501©(three) status (or, in the case of the U.K., a charity determined to have the equivalent status of a U.S. non-profit with 501 ©(three) status)
  • Mission should involve straight assisting unemployed and underemployed veterans to come across higher excellent jobs
  • Group should total an application, present requested documentation and be ready to submit to verification procedures by Deloitte
  • Applicants will be assessed by metrics such as the quantity of veterans placed in jobs, the excellent of these placements, typical expense-per-placement, typical beginning salary, six- and twelve-month retention price, essential employee background checks, and a range of organizational and economic well being indicators and
  • Applicants should not be a earlier “Seal of Distinction” winner.

The “Seal of Distinction” is the preeminent typical of excellence in the veteran employment sector. In the final year alone, organizations supported by the Endowment placed 10,697 veterans in jobs at an typical expense-per-placement of $521.

“We are honored to continue the ‘Seal of Distinction’ plan into its seventh year,” stated Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Contact of Duty Endowment. “2018 was a pivotal year for the Endowment. We hit our initial objective of putting 50,000 veterans and have renewed our push, setting the new objective of putting 100,000 veterans into higher excellent careers by 2024.”

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Contact of Duty Endowment’s outdoors Board of Advisors. Semi-finalists will be independently assessed on a pro bono basis by Deloitte, and eventually authorized by the Endowment’s Grants Committee.

The Contact of Duty Endowment launched the “Seal of Distinction” in August 2013. In its seventh year of operation, the plan has awarded $32.9 million in grants to earlier winners. With an ambitious objective of putting 100,000 veterans into higher-excellent jobs by 2024, the plan has placed far more than 57,261 veterans into complete-time jobs with a 2018 typical beginning salary of $58,295. As a outcome, the Endowment has helped veterans capture far more than $three.two billion in initially year salaries and demonstrated the worth of veterans in the civilian workplace to firms across the U.S. and the U.K.

About the Contact of Duty Endowment

The Contact of Duty Endowment is a non-profit organization co-founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The Endowment seeks to support veterans come across higher-excellent careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job industry and by raising awareness of the worth vets bring to the workplace. For far more data about the Contact of Duty Endowment, please visit

ACTIVISION and Contact OF DUTY are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

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Date published: 23/05/19

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Supply: (1) Activision Blizzard, Inc.

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