Opened in 2017, the Education & Outreach Center brings civilians and defenders together. Through speaking series, workshops, and summits, hosted events focus on character building exercises and educating communities about the importance of service over self.
Bridging the Gap
With less than 1% of our population in the armed services today, and all serving on a volunteer basis, our military and civilian communities rarely interact. This facility provides a casual, communal environment to bring these two worlds together for constructive dialogues and inspiring events.
A service member’s successful transition to civilian life starts with a welcoming community. Our forthcoming multimedia exhibit and student tours will help instill visitors of all ages with a new respect for our defenders and raise awareness about the heroes living among them.
Gary Sinise: A Call to Action is a retrospective look at Gary’s crusade to serve America’s heroes. The collection of memorabilia from his travels, philanthropy, and career shows how he discovered his true calling and hopefully inspires others to “always do a little more.”
About the Gary Sinise Foundation
At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.
We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
“Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.”
– Gary Sinise