Prudential Makes $250,000 Gift to Dixon Center at Easter Seals To Support Veteran Reintegration and Transition

  Prudential Makes $250,000 Gift to Dixon Center at Easter Seals To Support
  Veteran Reintegration and Transition

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- August 22, 2013

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), has made a $250,000 contribution to the
Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Community Services at Easter Seals
(Dixon Center at Easter Seals), to support Easter Seals’ critical work in
bringing communities together for veterans, especially during their
reintegration and transition home post-deployments.

“Today’s veterans come home to a nation thankful for their service. They
return to their families, neighbors, friends and communities who, while
grateful, also expect them to pick up where they left off,” says Colonel David
W. Sutherland, U.S. Army (Retired) and Chairman, Dixon Center at Easter Seals.
“After the welcome wears off, our vets are faced with disparate and
disorganized resources, scattered across the country, with few organizations
able to match the Service member and his or her family with the local supports
available to them to meet their various needs.”

Dixon Center at Easter Seals builds partnerships, shares innovations and
connects those who have served through collective impact initiatives in their
local communities. It looks not only at the current challenges facing veterans
and their families, but also seeks to anticipate and meet future needs. Under
the leadership of COL Sutherland and Kim Mitchell, Dixon Center at Easter
Seals’ network of 20,000+ organizations and like-minded individuals, serving
560+ communities, builds national reach while advancing local impact.

“Prudential has a long history of helping military veterans succeed in their
civilian lives,” said Barbara Koster, senior vice president and Chief
Information Officer at Prudential, who is also responsible for the company’s
Veterans Initiatives Program. “This founding contribution to the Dixon Center
at Easter Seals will help foster better community collaboration and
coordinated services to support veteran employment, education and health –
three areas of particular need for military families. We are delighted to be a
partner in the work of the Dixon Center.” Prudential’s Veterans Initiative
coordinates companywide efforts to create sustainable programs for
transitioning veterans, and collaborates with corporate peers to support
similar programs with an emphasis on providing veterans access to quality
education, job training, and employment opportunities. These efforts include
Prudential’s sponsorship of VETalent, an innovative training and hiring
program run by Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), a nonprofit 501©(3)
organization with a proven track record. For more information, visit
www.prudential.com/veterans.

“Prudential Financial’s generous gift will help us bring innovative solutions
to enable veterans and their families to thrive, where they live,” adds COL
Sutherland, further explaining the Prudential Financial gift makes it possible
for Dixon Center at Easter Seals to:

  *Advise and assist social, private and public sector decision-makers on how
    to find and focus on essential needs within their communities;
  *Help communities mobilize partners and resources to support educational
    and employment endeavors in addition to health, finance, legal and housing
    requisites;
  *Facilitate effective solutions in communities – solutions that can be
    shared broadly to strengthen collective impact; and,
  *Build capacity and expand direct services – locally through Easter Seals
    and nationally through the collective Sea of Goodwill.

About Dixon Center at Easter Seals

Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Community Services at Easter Seals was
launched in 2012. Dixon Center at Easter Seals builds partnerships, shares
innovations and connects those who have served through collective impact
initiatives in their local communities. Dixon Center looks at not only the
current challenges facing veterans and their families but also seeks to
anticipate and meet future needs. The team is led by Chairman David W.
Sutherland, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired. Dixon Center is an Easter Seals
enterprise and falls under its 501(c)3 non-profit status. Easter Seals is
supporting Dixon Center to emerge and deliver on its bold mission. Dixon
Center’s work will not be done until veterans and our military families can
thrive; where they live. Learn more atwww.theDixonCenter.org.

About Prudential

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with
approximately $1.06 trillion of assets under management as of March 31, 2013,
has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping
individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a
variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities,
retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the
U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability,
expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please
visit http://www.news.prudential.com/

Contact:

Media:
Easter Seals
Kristen Barnfield, 312-551-7147
kbarnfield@easterseals.com
www.theDixonCenter.org
or
Prudential Financial
Karen Moore, 973-802-8533
karen.moore@prudential.com
www.news.prudential.com
 
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