Lone Star Veterans Association

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aka Lone Star Veterans Association   |   Houston, TX   |  www.lonestarveterans.org

Mission

LSVA builds the community of veterans by strengthening their careers and families.

Veterans leaving the military face a huge difficulty transitioning to civilian life. Most pronounced is that they lack access to personal and professional networks when they leave the military. While in the military they and their families are part of a unit and a strong support network with clear direction for career paths and family services. We believe that the best service we can provide veterans during thier transition is access to a community of veterans that have already transitioned, who have walked the road they find themselves on presently, and have the time and ability to give back to strengthen their careers and families.

In order to provide that community we have to gather our successful veterans that have already transitioned, that are leading their industries and companies in their careers. We need classmates and friends, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives who are secure in their family lives. We need community building activities that gather our leaders, volunteers, and veterans to connect with one another. The greatest resource that can be provided to veterans is one that connects them with other veterans.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Kevin Doffing

Main address

2929 McKinney St Suite #A

Houston, TX 77003 USA

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EIN

27-1427288

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Transitioning veterans from a military culture to a civilian culture is a difficult journey. Veterans are unique in American society. This is especially true today as the United States is in our longest war in history. Veterans and their families leave the closely knit military world and enter into a civilian community often for the first time as an adult. LSVA provides resources to make this pathway easier to negotiate by providing employment opportunities, socialization, peer support, and camaraderie. LSVA provides Affinity Groups that are inclusive and yet distinct. LSVA provides a voice for veteran issues.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Careers

We provide the means and opportunities to advance every veteran’s professional development.

-Job lunches with potential employers
-Workshops
-Career coaching

Population(s) Served

We operate multiple affinity groups designed to create quick in depth conversations and relationships with members around facets of their lives that they strongly identify with. First is military service for our veterans, or support of veterans for our civilian members, second we go deeper through our spouses group, as an example. We also have the only veteran LGBT group in the state.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

LSVA intends to help veterans transition into Houston and by do so improve the veteran's life and the Houston community. We provide veterans with employment opportunities though monthly networking luncheons with employers in attendance. Provide veterans with information that will help them navigate the different pathways in receiving veteran assistance. Provide peer support within their local community, either geographically (e.g. neighborhoods) or by preference (e.g. Affinity groups based on personal preferences).

LSVA uses social media to reach Post 9/11 veterans because the majority of our members/clients are under the age of 35. LSVA hosts monthly employment luncheons where employers and veterans dine together and meet one another. LSVA provides family activities that supports families looking for the cohesion they found the the military community and have an understanding of the unique challenges of their transition and the military life.

LSVA has developed a Community Leadership program to deploy our services into the greater Houston area. Community leaders (all volunteers), as the name implies, focus on the veterans within their geographic area. They are trained to host all the various affinity groups (family groups, Christian groups, LBGT groups,) within their area of responsibility. It is our goal to expand into all the various geographical areas following this concept.
LSVA currently has over 30 trained Community Leaders and although not all are active our plan is to use them to expand into new neighborhoods.
LSVA has adequate staffing and funding to meet our current goals and will increase both as we increase our presence in the community. LSVA has adequate office space for its staff and Community Leaders operate out of their homes.
LSVA's membership continues to increase and it remains the largest Post 9/11 veterans support organization in Texas.

LSVA had 8659 total members at the end of 2017 (an annual increase of 9% over 2016).

LSVA had 93 veterans placed in jobs due to the Warrior 4 Life luncheon program in 2016-17.

LSVA had 0 Community Leaders in 2016 and now has 32.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Lone Star Veterans Association

Board of directors
as of 07/02/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Johnathan Havens

Baker Botts

Term: 2016 - 2017

John Boerstler

NextOp

Jason Dorn

Texon

Susan Fordice

Mental Health America

Hector Cavazos

Chevron (Retired)

Jonny Havens

Baker Botts

John Nemecek

GE Oil & Gas

Don Culbert

Raytheon (Retired)

Winston Elliot

KPMG

Chris Miorin

Simmons & Co.

Lauren Gore

LDR Investments

Ashley Eastin

Kinder Morgan

Joe Ramirez

Texas A&M Corps of Cadets

Brooks Ballard

Engel & Volkers

Eric Gillard

Bristow

Matt Frederick

Honor Capital

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No