Initial funding for the design and piloting of PAVE was provided by the Welcome Back Veterans Initiative, which includes the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball Charities. The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) provided the funding to develop and launch PAVE on a national scale. Grants from the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation enabled PAVE to expand to additional schools in the Western U.S. and Illinois in 2020. An additional grant from the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust is allowing PAVE to expand to additional schools in 2022.
We are honored to be the recipient of this support. Most importantly, we gratefully acknowledge the men and women serving our country abroad and at home for their service, commitment and sacrifices.