Corporation & Foundation Partners

Our Corporate Partners

Work Vessels for Veterans appreciates the contributions of funds, expertise and support from our unique connections with Corporate Partners. These critical relationships help us fulfill WVFV’s specialized niche of providing necessary “vessels” including tools, equipment, and mentorship to our returning heroes.

Our Corporate and Foundation Partners offer direct financial support, employee matching donations or in-kind discounts or tax-deductible donations to help us offer a “hand up” to budding new veteran-owned businesses.

For more information on our Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, please contact us at

Thank you to these generous Corporate & Foundation Partners for your support. We couldn’t do it without you!


From left: Chris Chabot, Bob Fiore, Catherine Cook, John Niekrash and Donna Zyry.

Featured Corporate Partner

Pfizer Groton Donation Helps Veterans Transition from Combat to Civilian Life

Pfizer Groton has been an invaluable partner with Work Vessels for Vets, recently donating 25 refurbished laptop computers which will assist a veteran in building a company, starting a job, or learning a trade.

Pfizer Groton scientists Donna Zyry, Comparative Medicine, Chris Chabot, Pharm Sci Small Molecule, Analytical R&D and Veterans in Pfizer Colleague Resource Group presented the computers John Niekrash, Founder and Chairman, Catherine Cook, Executive Director, and Bob Fiore, Treasurer.

“These computers will serve as an opportunity to help our heroes make their transition from combat to civilian careers and develop a sense of independence as they begin to heal,” said Niekrash. “We are grateful for Pfizer’s support both for the laptop and for Pfizer Foundation’s commitment to match employee donations to Work Vessels for Vets.”

One computer is already destined to assist an injured soldier, who is enrolled in a college program, to launch a business using drone technology to assess real estate properties in areas recovering from natural disasters. The only“price” the veteran is asked to pay is to“pay it forward” by hiring other veterans as they grow. This business model has proven very successful in easing the transition burden.

“This donation is just one more example of the many ways our public-spirited colleagues come together in support of our community,” said Chris Chabot, veteran and Pfizer scientist. “We would like to thank all our partners including Business Technology, who generously arranged to have the computers shipped to Groton for this special donation.”

Our Other Valued Corporate Partners

Our Valued Nonprofit Partners

WVFV has partnership agreements with many other veteran service programs and charitable organizations throughout the nation. We often split the cost of equipment for an injured veteran-entrepreneur and share resources for mentorships and business planning. Here are a few of our valued partners.