SU’s Institute for Veteran and Military Families Receives Million Dollar Donation | News Live at 6
By Max Williams
The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has granted $1 million to the Syracuse University D’aniello Institute for Veteran and Military Families (IVMF). Vincent Delsignore, Director of Community Services for D’Aniello IVMF, said how essential their services are,
“It’s in the area who are seeking services where they can reach out to our Syracuse service network and share what needs they have,” he said.
This is not the only time the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has granted money to the IVMF. In 2020 the foundation donated $500,000. Daniel Franscella, the chief programs and grant officer for Mother Cabrini, said why they have partnered with IVMF at Syracuse,
“The veteran population is one that we have seen is really often lacking in certain kinds of critical resources, and so the project at IVMF is really seeking to help coordinate some of the different service providers, and needs veterans might have,” he said.
In addition to supporting veterans through the Syracuse Serves network, Delsignore said the grant money would go to help facilitate data mapping and working to understand the veteran community better,
“ What we are looking to do in this next round of funding through Cabrini is actually go out to conduct listening sessions with human service providers, specifically serving the veteran population,” he said.
Stephanie Salanger, the Director of Communications for IVMF, said she is proud of the foundation the Syracuse Veteran center has made. Through IVMF’s strong connections with foundations like Mother Cabrini, Salanger said she does not doubt that Syracuse University has the best Veterans Center.