The Fusenot Foundation

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Veteran Programs

Honoring and assisting those who have served our Country.

Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station aims to be the leading force in assisting, honoring and supporting the military men and women who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country. We are committed to supporting our warriors in a variety of ways, providing quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing designed to assist them and their families during recovery.

Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station assists four main groups of warriors: the seriously injured just returning home from war; those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury; those undergoing physical or occupational therapy, and warriors who have been medically retired and remain in our community. To serve this last group in particular, we pioneered a new approach and opened Freedom Station - a unique recovery transition center and housing facility that provides injured warriors with the acclimation time, guidance and resources to successfully make the transition from military service to civilian life.

We are forever grateful to the Fusenot Foundation for their very generous support over the years.  Their generosity has greatly contributed to our ability to touch the lives of nearly 50,000 Warriors over the past ten years.  Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station salutes you for the work that you do.”  

Sandy Lehmkuhler, President, 

Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station


The mission of the Foundation is to honor the legacy of military service and to provide charitable, art, and educational resources for San Francisco and the surrounding communities. Through its programs, including operating the Marines’ Memorial Theatre, and by its support of the Marines’ Memorial Association, the Foundation will commemorate the contribution and sacrifice of Veterans of all United States military services and educate and serve the larger community.

“With sincere gratitude, I’d like to thank the Georges and Germaine Fusenot Charity Foundation for your support of the Marines’ Memorial Foundation. Your incredible generosity will allow us to continue to serve as a Living Memorial that pays tribute to the sacrifices of those who gave their all in service to our Country. We will continue to educate Veterans and the community at large on current National Security issues, commemorate the legacy of military service and serve Active Duty service members, Veterans and their families. Your grant in the memory of LtCol Otis Raible of VMA 211 is particularly meaningful to me as my son-in-law was one of the Harrier pilots in that squadron when LtCol Raible lost his life.” 

LtGen Jan C. Huly, USMC (Ret), President and CEO

Marines’ Memorial Foundation

Military and Veteran Family Initiatives

“Military-connected families often face unique barriers to receiving high quality psychological health services that support their well being. The Fusenot Foundation’s generous support has provided critical resources to help our center respond to the emerging needs of military children and families. Our team engages families through the development and delivery of family-centered services, including in-person and in-home tele delivery of family programs and resilience-enhancing parenting groups. This support has catalyzed new research and education to advance provider knowledge and promote improvement in the care of military connected families within communities. These initiatives have enabled our team to advance the wellbeing of military members and their families and provide national leadership to shape scientifically supported policy and practices.” 

Patricia Lester, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

Director, UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center & Director, FOCUS Program


Operation Freedom Paws empowers veterans and others with disabilities to live a quality life by teaching them to train their own dogs, and certifying them as service dog teams. The dogs, usually from rescue organizations or shelters,are carefully evaluated. Each is then matched to a specific client’s physical and

psychological needs. There is no charge – all we ask is a commitment to complete the 48-week training program.

"We are not traditional in any sense of the word. We treat each client/dog team as a unique entity because each is completely different--- different injuries, personalities, temperaments, etc. As such, we are incredibly honored when a long established organization such as the Georges and Germaine Fusenot Charity Foundation recognizes and supports the work we are doing on an ongoing basis." 

Mary Cortani, Founder and Executive Director

Operation Freedom Paws