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The Duchossois Family Foundation donates nearly $1M to Veteran Business Project

CHICAGO, IL, (Feb. 20, 2023) — Veteran Business Project is pleased to announce The Duchossois Family Foundation (TDFF) has donated $935,000.

The funding, spread over a three-year period, addresses projected expansion goals, provides technology and marketing support, and the hiring of additional business mentors.

“We deeply believe in the Veteran Business Project and their efforts to help launch the next generation of veteran entrepreneurs,” said Mary Ann Roeser, President of The Duchossois Family Foundation. “Small business is the backbone of the American economy and veterans are hard-wired for success in this arena – they just need access to capital, networking, and mentorship. The Veteran Business Project provides this critical support and much more.”

“Veteran Business Project is proud to enter this long-term partnership with The Duchossois Family Foundation, one of the country’s most committed and generous philanthropic organizations, and we are grateful for their support,” said Lynn Lowder, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and CEO of the Veteran Business Project.

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About The Duchossois Family Foundation: Established in 1984 by first- and second-generation family members, The Duchossois Family Foundation strives to empower individuals to enhance their quality of life through wellness and economic opportunity. Their strategy is to focus on the veteran population and veteran-serving organizations.

About the Veteran Business Project: The Veteran Business Project promotes military veterans and spouse small business ownership opportunities. Through our unique Vharmony(™️) business match-making service, we connect veterans and spouses seeking to acquire established businesses with business owners wanting to divest. VBP also facilitates loan negotiations and provides wrap-around business mentorship for new owners. Learn more here.

If you know a veteran or business owner that may benefit from our services, please visit our website to learn more about Veteran Business Project and how we can help. Thank you for supporting veteran entrepreneurship.

Contact: Tracy Grant
Chief Legal Officer
Veteran Business Project
(847) 507-1971