MFI touches the lives of over 50,000 military families each year. In 2015, MOAA
received its second of two national “Summit Awards” from the prestigious
American Society of Association Executives, the nation’s premier professional
body for associations. Only two members of the 9,200-member organization have
ever received two Summit Awards. MOAA received a Summit Award in 2012 for its
Career Transition program and a second award in 2015 for its Military Caregiver
Program. Both programs are part of the portfolio of programs supported by
funding from the MOAA MFI.
The MOAA Military Family Initiative creates, enhances, expands, or supports
high-impact, proven-successful programs and services that enable the nation’s
uniformed servicemembers and veterans of all ranks and their families to
maintain a quality of life reflective of their selfless service to America. The
foundation funds these programs and services through philanthropic
contributions from the American people and organizations that support our
Addressing the Need
MOAA is one of the nation’s most highly respected advocacy
organizations dedicated to a strong national defense. Nothing is more important
to that national defense than the welfare of our military families. Since the
all-volunteer force was created in 1973, the nation has endured approximately
150 military deployments. Prior to that, between 1946 and 1973 during the draft
years, there were just 19. That’s a seven-fold increase in operations
At the same time, we’ve seen a growing isolation of the uniformed
services community within our society. Only 0.5 percent of Americans now serve
on active duty. This means that today, after the longest period of sustained
combat in U.S. history, fewer Americans are serving in uniform than at any time
since before World War II.
in force, and base closures loom while DoD and the VA undergo significant
budget cuts and protracted systemic change. These budget cuts invariably hurt
the troops who do the fighting. These alarming trends make it clear the nation’s
most respected veterans’ organizations must step up to bridge the ever-widening
gap between our nation’s military community and American society. To help meet
this urgent and growing need, MOAA has created the MOAA Military Family
Initiative, a philanthropic foundation supported by you. Please donate today
and Never Stop Serving!
All donations are tax deductible.
You can also donate by emailing Col. Mike Turner, USAF (Ret) at email@example.com or calling (800)234-MOAA (6622), ext 115.