Jeff Schroeder, Goldman Sachs’ Chief Administrative Officer and senior sponsor of the firm’s Veterans Network added, “We believe veterans possess many of the skills and character attributes we value at Goldman Sachs, which is why it is a key focus of our recruitment and philanthropic efforts. We are proud to partner with our industry peers and other corporate partners to raise awareness of these important issues and help our returning servicemen transition from the military to the civilian life.”Since being founded in 2010, VOWS has raised more than $3.2 million to support a range of veterans service organizations. More than 40 organizations and individuals contributed to VOWS in 2013, including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.; PNC; AIG; Blackrock; BNY Mellon; Credit Suisse; The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation; LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd.; Sukey and Michael Novogratz; Royal Bank of Canada; Soros Fund Management; Traiana; Veritas; Allen & Overy LLP; Allianz Global Investors; AQR Capital Management; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; D.S. Wolf Group International, LLC; Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; CME Group Inc.; Drexel Hamilton, LLC; Eaton Vance Management; Eurex Group; FDM Group; Federated Investors; First Republic Bank; Michael Gelband; GoldenTree Asset Management; Suni and Woody Harford; Heidrick and Struggles International, Inc.; IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.; ING; KPMG; Legg Mason, Inc.; Lord Abbett & Co. LLC; Magnetar Capital; MetLife Inc.; MFS Investment Management; Millennium Management LLC; MKP Capital Management LLC; Nuveen Investments; NYSE Euronext Inc.; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; PIMCO; Prudential; Rick Rieder; Sapient Corporation; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Swapclear; Tudor Investment Corporation; U.S. Exchange Holdings, Inc.; White & Case LLP; Neuberger Berman Group LLC; Janus Capital Group; and Clifford Chance LLP. Last year, VOWS hosted its third annual Veteran Employment Symposium in New York City. The conference brought together more than 300 transitioning service members and more than 400 senior leaders from over 150 companies, 20 government agencies and 30 nonprofits to share best practices for veteran recruitment in corporate and financial institutions. Featured speakers and panel participants included General Peter Pace, General Robert L. Caslen Jr, and Bob Woodruff, who delivered closing remarks. On November 5, 2014, VOWS will host its fourth annual Symposium for both veterans and corporate participants and will once again be the presenting sponsor of the Stand up for Heroes concert at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
About Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS)Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) is an initiative dedicated to honoring former military personnel and employees currently in the United States Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry. The consortium of founding member banks includes Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit www.veteransonwallstreet.com or follow @VeteransonWS on Twitter. About the Bob Woodruff Foundation The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that injured service members, veterans and their families thrive long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government—diligently navigating the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans—to find, fund and shape innovative programs and hold them accountable for results. To date, BWF has invested more than $20 million in public education and solutions, reaching more than 1 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose experiences inspired them to help make sure the nation’s heroes have access to the highest level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need them. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org.