The $275 million commitment that founder Steve Cohen made to launch the Cohen Veterans Network has been named by Forbes as one of the biggest bets placed to tackle some of society’s toughest problems.
In a Forbes Magazine story which publishes on December 12, CVN is listed as number eight in a list of major philanthropic endeavors. The story credits the rankings to Boston’s Bridgespan Group, which assembled an external panel of experts to rank the top most promising donations.
“It is a privilege to be able to provide veterans and military families with access to quality care in high demand communities across the country,” Cohen Veterans Network President & CEO Anthony Hassan said. “We work every day at CVN to ensure Mr. Cohen’s philanthropic gift is maximized throughout our growing network of military family clinics. When they need us, we are there.”
Other significant commitments included on the list are a $600 million pledge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria as well as the Walton Family Foundation’s $250 million pledge to the Building Equity Initiative.
By Anthony Guido
CVN Vice President, Communications & Marketing