Fisher House 2021 Annual Report

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With your help, in 2021, Fisher House Foundation continued

Fisher House Foundation, Inc. is

to grow to meet the needs of our greatest national treasure,

an international not-for-profit

our military service men and women and their loved ones.

organization established to improve

Despite the continued challenges from the pandemic, we opened one new house in Kansas City, Missouri; began the construction of a second house in Bay Pines, Florida; and Ken Fisher

started the process for new houses in Columbia, South Carolina and Lexington, Kentucky. Together, we have saved

$547 million for our military heroes and their families.

the quality of life for members of the military, retirees, veterans, and their families. The Foundation builds comfort homes at military and VA medical centers and gifts them to the government. It assists with the coordination of private support and

COVID made worse the struggles of so many of our service members and veterans who often need to receive treatment far from home and drove home how important it is to have family nearby during the treatment and recovery process. Fisher Houses will continue to be there for veterans of all eras in times of peace and times of conflict.

encourages public support for the network of comfort homes known as “Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Houses.” It works to educate and inform the military and veteran

We are grateful to all of you who choose to respond to the call to support our

communities, their families, and the

military and veteran families. The need has grown, and so our resolve to assist

general public about Fisher Houses

these families must grow as well.

and provides necessary support to


individual Fisher Houses as needed. Other programs include scholarships, a grant initiative for nonprofits with innovative plans for quality-of-life projects, the Hero Miles and Hotels

Kenneth Fisher Chairman & CEO Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

Front cover image: Kansas City VA Medical Center; Kansas City, Missouri


for Heroes programs, and individual assistance to members of the military and their families during a crisis.


1 NEW HOUSE COMPLETED AND 3 NEW HOUSES BEGUN Completed: Kansas City VA Medical Center; Kansas City, Missouri Under Construction: Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (Second House); Bay Pines, Florida Columbia VA Health Care System; Columbia, South Carolina Lexington VA Health Care System; Lexington, Kentucky


Total Fisher Houses open

27,000* Families served

1,300* Lodging capacity

$22m* Saved by families

21,500* Volunteer hours

* Some houses operated at reduced capacities due to COVID-19

$585k* Volunteer value




Zachary Fisher and his wife, Elizabeth,


founded the Fisher House program


in 1990 and personally funded the first houses. Fisher House Foundation proudly recognizes the individuals and organizations who help to continue Zachary and Elizabeth’s legacy, including those listed on these pages as

Amazon Web Services Anonymous Enterprise Rent-a-Car Foundation Argonne and Katherine Oliver Trust Richmond Fisher House Foundation Steve and Eileen Scheel and Scheels U.S. Government

part of Elizabeth’s Circle, 2,415 monthly


donors who are part of Zach’s Club, and

$500,000 TO $999,999

the thousands more who gave in 2021.

Anonymous (2) Comcast NBCUniversal Delta Air Lines Estate of Patricia R. Diebold Fisher House Michigan Fisher House Wisconsin, Inc. Mark Norman The Talbutt Family Trust Vehicles for Veterans

Your gifts help Fisher House Foundation expand programs for military, veterans, and their families.

GOLD DONORS $100,000 TO $499,999

Zachary Fisher and his wife, Elizabeth, founded the Fisher House program in 1990 and personally funded the first houses.


84 Lumber Company Anonymous Armed Forces Financial Network Barstool Sports Beazer Homes Sergey Brin Family Foundation Charitable Adult Rides & Services, Inc. Color Street Foundation Combined Federal Campaign (Nonspecific) Costco Wholesale Simon and Merrilee Engel Barbara Erickson Revocable Trust Estate of Ann J. Pavlan

Estate of Anthony C. Soukup Estate of Ceasar Sansevero Estate of Clifford L. Cobb Estate of Debbie Daily Dece Estate of James Werry Estate of John Richard Miller Estate of Kenneth W. Lester Estate of Lois M. Toomey Estate of Margarett Ladd Estate of Michael Buffin, Jr. Estate of Patricia A. Pontes Estate of Paul Guetter Estate of Sharon Kowalik Estate of Vera M. Cook Facebook Direct Payments The Fisher-Nightingale Houses, Inc. Donald Forsell Living Trust Living Trust of Richard J. Henry Indigo Golf Partners—World’s Largest Golf Outing Kastl 2007 Exemption Trust Lockheed Martin Corporation MCS Charitable Foundation Military Times News Corp The North Star Foundation Offutt Family Foundation Oshkosh Corporation Penn National Gaming Progressive Insurance Foundation PwC Charitable Foundation Dr. Stuart Ring SAP Semper Fi Fund William Shepard Shipley Foundation Adam Sinn Synchrony Foundation Tee It Up For The Troops, Inc.

United Airlines The USAA Foundation, Inc. The Mark and Joanne Webb Philanthropic Fund Wohlers Family Foundation

SILVER DONORS $50,000 TO $99,999 522 Foundation, Inc. Amazon Smile Anonymous (4) Bergen Foundation Big Bear LLC Friends of Fisher House Charleston Friends of Fisher House Columbia SC Estate of Bill L. Meredith Estate of Donald Fred Heenan Estate of Elizabeth K. Hale Estate of Gay Olsen Estate of Glenn F. Leiter Estate of Marjorie Hanshaw Morrison Downey Estate of Mary Ellen Lawler Estate of Urban Ambrose Fisher Brothers Foundation HPB Foundation Jacobson Family Kevin M. Kordys Revocable Living Trust The Randi & Clifford Lane Foundation, Inc. Leonardo—DRS LMI Lockheed Martin—Rotary and Missions Systems John and Linda MacDonald Foundation David Mahler Mat Charitable Fund Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation Mike and Susan McKay Isidore C. & Penny W. Myers Foundation

Patrick Newton General Peter and Lynne Pace Pratt & Whitney SAP NS2 The Sexton Family Foundation Tennessee Fisher House Foundation, Inc. Kurt and Shari Ulrich Unilever United Rentals The Wasily Family Foundation Wildflower Foundation, Inc. The Wine Group, LLC. Dennis Zuccaro

PATRIOT DONORS $25,000 TO $49,999 Abt Associates, Inc. Anonymous (4) Avineon, Inc. Stanley and Barbara Benning Drew Boersma Bright Funds Keith Brown Jane & Bill Browning Family Fund Charities Aid Foundation of America Choice Hotels International Clayton Holdings Shirley Cobb CTW Foundation, Inc. Marilyn Dakin Robert and Sara D’Alelio Kathryn J. Dinardo Fund Energy Transfer Sunoco Foundation Estate of Annette C. Brett Estate of Doris Dixon Estate of Ingrid A. Collins Estate of Vernell Marshall John and Shawn Faloon

Counihan Family Foundation Linda Fetterman Mr. and Mrs. Fisher Joel and Joanna Fox Friends of the New Mexico Fisher House Dennis Gaugel Give Smart Golden Valley Natural Google GovernmentCIO Thomas L. Grove Administrative Trust Robert & Shirley Harris Family Foundation Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust The Hildenbrand Family Foundation Michael V. Janes NonGrantor Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Lawrence Judkins Kay Family Foundation Elissa Koff Lakeside Foundation Carlo and Virginia LaManna Lamb Family Foundation LAT Sportswear, Inc. Richard Lee Computershare Loan Services Lockheed Martin—America’s Charities Manticore Arms, Inc. Tito Mattera and Diane Malzahn James and Rachel McGinity Mello-Hill Charitable Foundation Microsoft The Michael P. Moffat Charitable Foundation For Disabled Troops Jess & Palma Morgan Foundation New York City District Council of Carpenters Relief and Charity Fund NFL Players Association Leon Noe continued l



The Legacy Society honors generous donors who’ve included Fisher House

The Mark P. Norman Charitable Lead Annuity Trust NOVA Open Charitable Foundation, Inc. OptumServe Elaine Overturf John Patton PayPal Giving Fund Alfred Phillips Foundation, Inc. Pinch a Penny, Inc. Richard and Elizabeth Porter Procter & Gamble Company Raytheon Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation, Inc. Rick and Suzanne Schultze Fred Sepelak The Sevan Charitable Foundation, Inc. Bonnie Sevre William Shufflebotham Signia, a Sivantos, Inc. Brand Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation Ronald Soukup Patricia Stenzel Superfeet Worldwide, Inc. Sutter Health David Swain Clifford Taubes Triple Threat Productions, Inc. UHG Universal Life Church Ministries Kathy & Rick Walton Charitable Foundation Wilbert Webb James Weber The Whalen Trust Charles Winkle Pat and Rose Young Foundation

Foundation in their wills, trusts, or other type of estate plans.


Anonymous (5) Bruce Axline Francis Balog and Paula Bonino Mark Bergherr Andrea Bradley Joyce and George Chase Everette Corn Michael Cricchio John A. Culver, LTJG, USNR Steve Daas Robert Dahl Jack and Jean Ann Donahue Ken Dreyfuss Barbara A. Duckworth Joe and JoAnne Elka Michael and Rosemary Gillet CDR David S. Holloway USNR (Ret) 1st Lt James K. Hoyt, US Air Force Roy L. Jackson Fred and Dianne Kane

Sara A. King Barbara Kobasic Darce Dana and Ray Koch Michael and Debra Linick Lt Col Ronald Mattana US Air Force (Ret) Joseph and Margaret “Peg” Rhodes The Richards Family Trust Dale E. Schoenborn William N. Shannon, CAPT, SC, US Navy (Ret) The Sias Family Lenora Small Ruth Stanton & Family E.P. Szymanowski William H. Towne Orrin Turbow & Family Nita Ullman Fred W. Vacca & Patricia C. Vacca Joint Revocable Trust MSG James Volstad, US Army (Ret) Nancy Williams


2021 CONSTITUENT SUPPORT Government: 6% Corporate: 11%

JANUARY 1, 2021–DECEMBER 31, 2021 SUPPORT & REVENUE Grants and Contributions

In-Kind: 14%

Individuals: 56%

Special Events Donated Goods, Services & Media Time

47,317,758 840,022 7,163,522

Interest & Dividend Income Foundations: 8%

Total Support & Revenue

84,309 55,405,611

NGOs: 5%

EXPENSES Programming Services 2021 EXPENSES

Programs: 89%

Administrative: 7% Fundraising: 4%


Management & General




Total Expenses Change in Net Assets

30,366,060 25,039,551

NET ASSETS Beginning of 2021


End of 2021


Fisher House completed one house in 2021 and began construction on only one of three new houses originally intended for the year.

For the 18th consecutive year, Fisher House Foundation was nationally recognized as a premier nonprofit with a ★★★★ rating from Charity Navigator. It was also recognized as a premier nonprofit with an A+ rating from CharityWatch.


Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy Suite 410 Rockville, MD 20852 (888) 294-8560


General Richard B. Myers, USAF (Ret.)

Zachary Fisher (1910–1999)

Mary Jo Myers

Elizabeth M. Fisher (1913–2004)

Lynne Pace Kyra Phillips


Maj Gen John Quintas, USAF (Ret.)

Kenneth Fisher, Chairman and CEO

Captain William Reynolds, USA (Ret.)

Arnold Fisher, Vice Chairman

Suzie Schwartz

Audrey Fisher, Vice Chairman

Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele, USMC (Ret.)

Winston Fisher, Vice Chairman

Montel Williams

Nancy Edelman, Vice Chairman John W. Lowe, Vice President & Secretary


David D. Fox, CFO and Treasurer

Lynne Pace, Chairman Erin Mosely


William Pope

Gerry Byrne

Denzel Washington

Paul W. Bucha

Pauletta Washington

General Michael P.C. Carns, USAF (Ret.)

Mrs. Togo D. West, Jr.

Cecily M. Carson Patricia L. Courter


Lieutenant General John A. Dubia, USA (Ret.)

David A. Coker, President

Martin L. Edelman

Mary B. Considine, Chief of Staff

Tammy Fisher

Denise Dolan, Vice President, Development

Crystal Fisher

Brian Gawne, Vice President, Community Relations

Barbara Gentry

Michelle Horn, Vice President, Communications

“Ranger” Mark Jones

Tish Stropes, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

David J. McIntyre, Jr. Bruce Mosler


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