The Call of Duty Endowment is the nonprofit organization founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, to help military veterans secure quality employment and to raise awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace.
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“We are very pleased to welcome back the Call of Duty Endowment as our charitable partner. Unemployment among post-9/11 veterans is 2.6 times greater than the national average, so the work of the Endowment is more critical than ever,” said Tricia Mallett, ICUEE show director.
The Endowment has funded the job placement of more than 34,000 veterans and has a goal of placing 50,000 veterans in jobs by 2019.
ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will be held Oct. 3-5, 2017 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
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The ICUEE 2017 benefit auction will take place Oct. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at the ICUEE Demo Stage on the show floor. The event is presented with the support of Benjamin Media Inc. (Trenchless Technology publisher) and J.J. Kane Auctioneers.
Online bidding will be open to all prior to Oct. 5. Check the show website for the latest details.
Exhibitors and attendees wishing to donate an item to be auctioned can contact Shannon at J.J. Kane Auctioneers 856-764-7163.
ICUEE first teamed with the Call of Duty Endowment for the 2015 show with a benefit auction, which raised more than $29,000 (translates to about 47 job placements).
“We received an enthusiastic and generous response at the last ICUEE and we encourage all 2017 participants to join with their peers in supporting the 2017 auction. It will be a great networking event with good deals for a good cause!” Mallett said.
Register for ICUEE by Aug. 25 to receive 50 percent off the onsite registration fee. For more information and to register, visit icuee.com.
About the Endowment
The endowment uses a performance-driven approach to fund organizations delivering the highest standards of quality and cost-efficient veteran job-placement services.
Want to learn more? View the overview video – click here – outlining its purpose. Find more about endowment and the nonprofits that fulfill the work of the Call of Duty Endowment across the United States at the Call of Duty Endowment website – callofdutyendowment.org.