Leadership and Governing
Board of Directors
A Board of Directors for any organization is there for one reason: to help assure the organization stays its course by providing leadership, counsel, and solid direction. Our Board of Directors does all that for the VFW Foundation, and more.
Brian Duffy, Chairman
(Commander-in-Chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)
Robert E. Wallace, President
(Adjutant General, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)
Debra L. Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer
(Quartermaster General, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)
Janet A. Owens, Board Member
Anthony J. Principi, Board Member
(Former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs)
Michael F. DeRosa, Board Member
(Burger King Franchisee Owner)
Gordon B. Logan, Board Member
(CEO/Founder, Sport Clips, Inc.)
Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.)
(Vice President for Customer Education, FireEye, Inc.)
One reason the VFW Foundation works so well is a common passion for doing the right thing. We have a fulltime staff of five and the full support of thousands of people, just like you.
Richard M. Potter, Director
Richard Freiburghouse, Manager
Benjamin Vargas, Assistant Manager/Special Projects
Rebecca Curtis, Sr. Program Coordinator
Renee Spears, Gifts Processing Coordinator
Jason Couch, Grants Coordinator
Managing our Funds
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported solely by contributions from individuals and organizations. We are committed to sound fiscal responsibility and transparency. We are proud of our organization, and we stand behind our fundraising efforts. The majority of our funds go directly to programs and services to support veterans, active duty military and their families.
We continuously strive to keep administrative and fundraising costs associated with our operations as low as possible. Based on our fiscal year 2015 audited financial statements ending August 31, 2015, 84 percent of total expenditures went directly to provide services and programs.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Our federal ID number for donations is 43-1758998.