SAIC Expanded Its Philanthropic Support for Military and Veteran Families In 2019

SAIC and employees worked closely with non-profit organizations, including Building Homes for Heroes, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, Operation Homefront, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, and the Wave Warriors Surf Camp.

RESTON, Va.--()--Continuing a long-standing tradition that is part of Science Applications International Corp.’s (NYSE: SAIC) 50-year-plus legacy, the company has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting military and veteran families with its expanded corporate citizenship program. In 2019, SAIC increased its monetary and employee volunteer support in collaboration with non-profits that focus on service members, veterans, and their families.

“SAIC holds a deep connection to our Armed Forces. With more than a quarter of our employees are veterans – that’s nearly 6,000 men and women who bring knowledge, experience and dedication to our customers’ missions, and influence our values and our culture every day,” commented SAIC CEO Nazzic Keene. “I am proud of our commitment and support that directly impact current and former military personnel and their families. We offer our appreciation for their dedication, determination, sacrifice, and service.”

Building Homes for Heroes

SAIC joined forces with Building Homes for Heroes, a national nonprofit organization that builds and modifies homes, then gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. Building Homes for Heroes will gift and modify its 225th home for injured veterans by the end of 2019, and aims to gift one mortgage-free home every 11 days, on average, In December, SAIC employees volunteered with the final preparations for the Virginia Beach home of Navy Lt. Patrick Ferguson, a veteran who sustained numerous physical and psychological injuries throughout his 22-years of service. Since 2012, SAIC has raised more than $325,000 toward homes for eight wounded veteran heroes and their families.

CyberWarrior Scholarship

In collaboration with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, a nonprofit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone, SAIC provided 10 veteran recipients of its CyberWarrior™ Scholarship with career development opportunities to help meet the national need for qualified cybersecurity professionals. The $50,000 total scholarships granted in 2019 provided the recipients with the support needed to become certified for careers in cybersecurity, including training classes, textbooks and materials, and exam vouchers for the (ISC)2 certification of their choice.

Operation Homefront

For the seventh consecutive year, SAIC continued its support for Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade® events across the country this summer. Operation Homefront is a national non-profit organization serving America’s military families, providing critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing, and other recurring family support programs throughout the year. SAIC employees helped distribute backpacks and school supplies to children of active duty service members.

USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

Each holiday season, SAIC employees deliver warmth and festivity to our troops and their families in collaboration with USO-Metro. In 2019, employees sponsored 125 children of active duty service members, selecting and providing gifts to make their holiday wishes come true.

Wave Warriors Surf Camp – Salt Water Treatment

SAIC employees volunteered at a fun and therapeutic event in Virginia Beach for injured service members and their families, hosted by the Wave Warriors Surf Camp – Salt Water Treatment. From providing in-water support to lunch service, employees witnessed how riding waves delivered a unique and empowering experience for veterans.

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Lauren Presti


Lauren Presti