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VOWS supports Wounded Warrior Project

From left, Burrough, Heavener, Sumter, Fleming and Brown present the check to Wounded Warrior Project.

Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), a national initiative dedicated to honoring former military personnel and employees currently in the National Guard and Reserves by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry, recently donated more than $30,000 to Wounded Warrior Project in Jacksonville.

The funds were presented by representatives from VOWS Affinity Groups including Kristen Fife and Rodney Sumter, Bank of America; Mark Crowson and Micah Heavener, Citi; and Oliver Brown, David Burrough and Brigadier General (Ret.) Michael Fleming, Deutsche Bank. The VOWS consortium of founding member banks includes Bank of America, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.

The donation was raised in conjunction with the inaugural VOWS Conference and Gala Dinner on the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum in New York City. The annual VOWS event is designed to honor former military personnel and raise awareness of the value of veterans in the workforce.

“The Wounded Warrior Project provides critical services to our communities and to the men and women who have made great sacrifices for our freedom,” said Fleming, Brigadier General (Ret.) Head of Deutsche Bank’s Global Business Services Center in Jacksonville. “We are proud to support Wounded Warrior Project’s important mission to honor and empower wounded warriors.”

“We are grateful to VOWS for their commitment to our veterans,” said Daniel McCarthy, Wounded Warrior Project director of special projects. “The military consistently produces great leaders at all levels in its organization, and we appreciate VOWS support to utilize the leadership skills and training they receive during their service to their country.”

Affinity Group members work together to recognize and support the United States military and their families and highlight the financial services industry as a veteran-friendly employer. In Jacksonville, the Affinity Groups also have adopted a 300-member unit for the holidays.

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