With a high number of donations along with the number of veterans they have found work for, the Call of Duty: Endowment has announced that 2017 was their most successful years.
The Endowment was able to find solid work for 11,974 veterans in 2017 at a cost of $503 per-person (1/6 of the$3,083 spent by the U.S. Government). Their overall goal is to have found successful careers for 50,000 veterans by the end of 2019.
Other accomplishments in 2017 included expanding their mission goal to include veterans in the United Kingdom, having raised over $600,000 through their partnership with GameStop and having raised over $100,000 with the help of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers just to name a few.
In a press release that was made available, Executive Director Dan Goldenberg has stated,
“We are incredibly grateful for all your support in 2017. It has allowed us to achieve some amazing heights and change the lives of veterans across the United States and United Kingdom. We are excited to continue our work in 2018 and hope you’ll continue to support our efforts!”
The Call of Duty: Endowment was established by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick in 2009 as way to help veterans using the profits made from the series. The organization works with other non-profits that help returning veterans return to civilian life and find employment.