Giving Back to Those who Gave Nearly All

soldier.gifThose of you who have been reading my blog for any period of time will know that I typically don’t post things that aren’t relevant to my core topic areas. However, once in a while, something comes along that shakes that. Irrespective of what you may or may not think about the war in Iraq, our veterans are returning home – many maimed or disfigured.

Thomas Edison State College is doing their part to help these brave individuals get on with their lives by creating a targeted scholarship fund. I hope you’ll read the rest of this, and consider a tax-deductible donation.

There is an old saying within the military.

All gave some, some gave all.

Thomas Edison State College is launching a new scholarship fund that will specifically provide assistance to those servicemen-women who are re-entering civilian life during this time of uncertainty in our country. A letter from their development office appears below. As a former soldier who gave “some” and not “all” (thankfully), I encourage all of you (fellow vets or otherwise) to consider contributing to this worthy cause this holiday season.  If you are a fellow blogger, I invite you to provide a link to this post, in an effort to make this known to as many people as possible.

Many of you have experienced the cost of defending our freedom from a perspective most people in our country will never have.
The media reports on attacks on American military personnel and our troops are killed and wounded, but we never learn who these brave men and women are and how their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, will never be the same.

Thousands of brave Americans have been seriously wounded in the line of duty and now face new challenges as they look beyond their military careers. At Thomas Edison State College, we believe one of the most effective ways to assist these men and women is through education to redirect their careers and we want to assist them in that process.

We are appealing to you to join us in creating new scholarship fund for these brave men and women. We would like your help to enhance access to our College for members of the United States military who have been wounded in the line of duty.

Managing the costs of tuition and fees may be a roadblock for these fine men and women, especially when you consider the many other expenses they will incur during their recovery.

These extraordinary individuals have already paid a tremendous price in the name of freedom. We would like create a way that helps them with the costs associated with pursuing the education and training they most desperately need during their rehabilitation.

We hope you will consider supporting your military comrades in their reentry to civilian life. Make your tax-deductible checks payable to Thomas Edison State College Foundation (indicating “military scholarships”) or call 609-984-1588 to talk to a development staff member.

David A. Miller
Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Contact info follows:

T: (609) 984-1588

Office of Development
Thomas Edison State College
101 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176



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