Financial Health

As a nonprofit, the VFW Foundation takes being a good steward to its donors very seriously. We work hard to ensure our donor's generosity goes exactly where you intend, and that's why we're dedicated to ensuing our financial footprint is transparent. It's one of the reasons the VFW Foundation has been rated 3 stars by Charity Navigator. From our Board of Directors, to our annual reports, access to our records can be found below.


  • Financials

  • Leadership

    Board of Directors

    A Board of Directors for any organization is there for one reason: to help assure the organization stays its course by providing leadership, counsel, and solid direction. Our Board of Directors does all that for the VFW Foundation, and more.

    Mike DeRosa, Chairman
    (Retired BURGER KING® Franchise Owner)

    Dan West, President

    (Adjutant General, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)

    Marc Garduno, Secretary/Treasurer
    (Quartermaster General, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)

    Duane Sarmiento, Board Member
    (Commander-in-Chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)

    Wm. Matthew Carpenter, Board Member
    (Retired BURGER KING® Franchise Owner)

    Gordon B. Logan, Board Member
    (CEO/Founder, Sport Clips, Inc.)

    Ann Panteleakos, Board Member
    (Secretary/Treasurer, VFW Auxiliary)

    Anthony J. Principi, Board Member
    (Former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs)



    One reason the VFW Foundation works so well is a common passion for doing the right thing. We have a full-time staff of eight and the full support of thousands of people, just like you.

    Lisa Baronio, Executive Director
    Richard Freiburghouse, Director of Donor Relations
    Brooke Brown, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
    Benjamin Vargas, Assistant Director
    Rebecca Curtis, Sr. Program Coordinator
    Renee Martin, Donation Specialist
    Jason Couch, Grants Manager

  • Governance

  • Contact the VFW Foundation

    Contact the VFW Foundation using our online form, or by using any of the methods below. We can't wait to hear from you!

    VFW Foundation
    406 W. 34th Street
    Kansas City, Missouri 64111

    Phone: 816.968.1128