Skip to Content

Veterans United Foundation Donates $100,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs

October 14, 2016

Gift goes to help enable organization to renovate and double the size of current facility

Columbia, Mo. The Veterans United Foundation is proud to announce its gift of $100,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) of Columbia. The donation will help fund the BGC's $2.5 million capital campaign to renovate and expand its current main site located at 1200 North 7th Street. The funds raised will allow BGC to build a 14,000 square foot expansion, more than doubling its facility size. The campaign will also renovate the existing 10,000 square feet of its facility.

Boys and Girls Club of Columbia is an integral partner within the community for reaching at-risk youth, said Greg Steinhoff, executive director of Veterans United Foundation. We are pleased to support this campaign and encourage the local business community to do the same.

The expansion will allow BGC to enhance the quality and diversity of their programs, build capacity and specifically recruit and retain more teenage youth with innovative programs. The additional 14,000 square feet will house a teen center, commercial education kitchen, an expanded cafeteria, a multi-purpose gymnasium, a performing arts stage and a recording studio. The renovation of the current 10,000 square feet will enhance the teen center, STEM room and will provide more office space and storage.

The Veterans United Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization created and driven by the employees of Veterans United Home Loans. Launched in 2011, Veterans United Foundation is built on employee contributions that are matched dollar-for-dollar by Veterans United Home Loans. The foundation recently donated a record $1.5 million to Welcome Home, Inc. for the construction of a new emergency homeless shelter for Veterans in Columbia.

Veterans United Facts

  • $16.4 billion
    in loans financed in 2019
  • No. 17 on the 100 Best Companies to Work for List
    published by Great Place to Work and Fortune in 2020
  • More than $50 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • More than 3,000 employees
    in more than 20 states

Featured In

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • US News & World Report
  • CNN Money
  • The New York Times
  • INC 500

Newsroom

Media Team

John Quin
Director of Communications, Veteran
(800) 814-1103 ext. 4540
john.quin@vu.com

Chris Cline
Senior Media Relations Specialist
(573) 817-4523
communications@vu.com

Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Director of Education at Veterans United Chris Birk
Author, The Book on VA Loans

Chris is the nation’s leading expert on VA Loan benefits. He authored The Book on VA Loans in 2011, and maintains the VA Loans Insider blog. Chris writes about military home buying and the mortgage industry for a host of sites and publications, from Zillow’s Mortgages Unzipped and About.com to the Huffington Post and Motley Fool. Members of the media may request a free copy of The Book on VA Loans to learn more about the VA loan program.

See Chris' Bio »