Supporting our Military and Veterans

Our Mission is to Raise Awareness of, and Funds for, Military and Veterans Support Groups

MVAT’s Iowa Fundraiser a Success


On Saturday, September 6, the MVAT Foundation was honored to be the designated beneficiary of the grand reopening celebration for the historic Potter’s Mill located in the Mississippi River town of Bellevue, Iowa. Today, the mill building, constructed in 1843, houses the restaurant Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ and The Inn at Potter’s Mill, a B&B. The event featured live music throughout the day and attracted a large crowd of several hundred persons.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the fundraiser benefiting the MVAT Foundation on Saturday, September 6, 2014 (left to right): Dave Heiar, Director, Jackson County (Iowa) Economic Alliance; Chris Rolling, Mayor of Bellevue, Iowa; Rachel and Mark Herman, Potter’s Mill co-owners/operators; Carolyn and Butch Eggers, Potter’s Mill co-owners, and; Deanna Cook, Director of the Bellevue, Iowa Chamber of Commerce.
MVAT Foundation Executive Director James Colbert addresses the crowd at Potter’s Mill on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Read More

Triumph in Napa Valley at MVAT Foundation’s 2nd Annual Event


On May 31, the MVAT Foundation held its second annual Napa Valley Dinner in support the foundation’s mission to support charities serving wounded warriors, veterans, and their families. The incredible evening took place at the Alpha Omega Winery and was a resounding success. Speakers included Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Col. Jack Jacobs (ret.) and Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Pauley, a combat wounded veteran of the Iraq War.

Marcom Group’s (from left to right) Joe Harrison, Alona Harrison, Heather McAllister, and Emery Lykins.

James Munch of GALLINA LLP (on left) and Bill McKellar of Western Certified Hose.

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Jack Jacobs (second from left) with RIX Industries’ George Wood, Terry Moran, and Jeff Grimm.

The MVAT Foundation is grateful to those individuals and companies that supported the event with their sponsorship. They included:

Marcom Logo_lighterBlue

Read More

Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational Partners with MVAT for Aug. 18 Golf and Tennis Classic at LA’s MountainGate Country Club


The Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational, the nation’s leading charity golf event, is partnering with the Military and Veterans Trust Foundation for our 8th Annual MVAT Golf and Tennis Classic taking place at the MountainGate Country Club in Los Angeles on Monday, August 18, 2014.

Register now.

The day begins with check-in and breakfast at 8:30 am and a 10:30 am shotgun start. Golf and tennis conclude at 4:00 pm for a reception and silent auction followed by a 5:00 pm awards dinner. The winning foursome will qualify to join the winners of each of the other events throughout the year at the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, February 25-March 1, 2015.

For Gold Level sponsors and above, a Chairman’s Dinner will be held the evening of August 17. This exclusive and exciting event will take place at the California Science Center under the dramatically lit Space Shuttle Endeavour. For further information, contact MVAT Chairman Don Schwarz:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a $20,000 Australia Experience through MVAT’s incredible Golf and Tennis Classic Raffle.

“I am proud and honored to support the Liberty Mutual Invitational, a series that has raised $21.7 million for so many great charities in just four years,” said two-time U.S. Open Champion, World Golf Hall of Famer and 2014 Liberty Mutual Invitational Honorary Chairman Curtis Strange. “I encourage golfers and individual and corporate supporters to embrace an event in their local community through participation and sponsorship to help Liberty Mutual surpass its $6 million goal for charity this year.”

Register now.

There are many opportunities for local golfers and businesses to participate in the MVAT/Liberty Mutual Invitational event and help support the Military and Veterans Appreciation Trust Foundation. To discuss opportunities to play or sponsor elements of the event, please contact MVAT Chairman Don Schwarz:

For a listing of opportunities, view the Sponsorship Form.

Read More