We would like to recognize those partners who have gone above and beyond in their support of our work through their total contributions over the history of the Foundation. We thank them for their commitment to WWIA and our Purple Heart Heroes.
Medal of Honor Patrons
$150,000+ total contributions
Silver Star Patrons
$100,000-149,999 total contributions
WWIA would not be where it is today without the support that the Military of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Service Foundation provided in our founding years. Their donations in 2011 and 2012, totaling $133,450.00, laid the groundwork for our now decade of serving Purple Heart veterans through the power of the great outdoors. We thank these Patriots for believing in our mission and for their continued support of WWIA and the Heroes we serve.
Briggs and Morgan, a full-service law firm with offices in Minnesota, provides pro-bono legal assistance to WWIA. Their total in-kind contribution to the Foundation since 2013 makes them the second-largest gift giver in WWIA history.
Bronze Star Patrons
$75,000-$99,999 total contributions
Our New Lenox Game Luncheon fundraiser has raised north of $85,000 since 2009. Thank you to organizers Chris and Kellie DeMik as well as the Sons of the American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, and the American Legion Post 1977.
WWIA’s Guide School would not be possible without the generous grant provided to us by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Program. Over the past two years, this VA grant has allowed us to train select Purple Heart Associates so they can serve as peer mentors and trainers for their fellow combat-wounded veterans during WWIA events across North America.
Our partners at Hudson Farm in New Jersey hold an annual sporting clays fundraising tournament, bringing local Sportsmen and Purple Heart Heroes together for a weekend of outdoor recreation and philanthropy. Thanks to their incredible fundraising efforts, Hudson Farm Foundation and partners have raised $89,902.93 since 2009.
Purple Heart Patrons
$50,000-$74,999 total contributions
Since 2013, WWIA has benefited from an annual charitable initiative hosted by St. Croix Casino Danbury, which has raised a total of $54,807.56. The fundraiser’s success is the result of St. Croix Casino Danbury employees, area businesses and casino vendors working together on various fund-raising activities over the span of four month. Thanks to their dedication and generosity, WWIA can better serve combat-wounded veterans in the great state of Wisconsin.
In 2012 the Tampa Bay Lightning honored WWIA Founder John McDaniel as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of the game against the Washington Capitals. McDaniel, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, contributed the money to WWIA.