The Aurora Foundation announced today that its President and CEO, Tom DeWitt, served as the Keynote Speaker at this week’s Arlington Rotary Club luncheon. Speaking on behalf of SNVC’s non-profit organization, the Aurora Foundation, Mr. DeWitt addressed the challenges veterans face in the transition from military service into higher education and the civilian workforce.
On April 21, 2011, the Arlington Rotary Club welcomed Tom DeWitt to the podium for the weekly luncheon. Speaking to a diverse group of 30, Mr. DeWitt noted the parallels between Aurora Foundation and the Rotarians, with the common bond being a commitment to both the local and global communities. In Aurora’s case, the commitment is made to America’s veterans returning to college under the GI Bill. With so many veterans not completing their degree, Aurora is working with institutions of higher education to develop programs and support systems geared to this student population. Moreover, there were several veterans in the audience, many of whom shared their experience and suggested other avenues of support. “These are the business leaders of Arlington. Together they have a wide range of industry experience and, therefore, the power to impact student veterans everywhere,” stated Mr. DeWitt.