Success Stories

Mark, a Veteran's Story

mark Veteran By now it is no secret that the transition from military to civilian life poses several challenges to countless veterans. These challenges can compound when veterans enter academia after several years removed from formal education. One CFC-funded organization helps student-veterans confront challenges head-on while cultivating the skills and confidence required for success in the classroom.

Rocky’s Story

Vince and Rocky As an advocate for the cause of animal welfare for many years, I finally adopted my first dog from a greyhound rescue. I adopted Rocky in January 2015 from a CFC charity that rescues greyhounds from being euthanized after their racing careers end. Rocky was six years old when I adopted him and really underweight for such a large dog. He was returned to the agency for undisclosed reasons by a family who had previously adopted him. But that didn't matter to me! Rocky was a beautiful boy, and I was more than eager to adopt him and bring him home. 

Ryan and Luke's Story

A service dog stands with his soldier. While working at a military medical center, Julie, a music therapist and wife of military veteran Ryan, was introduced to the executive director of a CFC-funded organization. She kept in contact and, during this time, she learned about the organization and talked often about visiting the dogs that were in training at the end of her day.

George's Story

George  After 23 years in the military as a Navy SWCC boat operator transporting Navy SEALs, George has seen some tough fights. Right now, though, he is fighting for his life, as ALS has taken away his body’s ability to move, speak and breathe.