2016 was an incredible year for the Call of Duty Endowment! With the help of our supporters, we were able to fund the placement of 11,615 veterans in high-quality jobs by providing funding to the most effective veteran employment nonprofits in the country—that’s the equivalent of an entire division of soldiers!
As we look back, we wanted to share highlights -- all of which would not have been possible without the support of our amazing community:
- In August, we reached our goal of placing 25,000 veterans into jobs, and by the end of the year, our total was over 31,000. We are well on our way to our new goal of placing a total of 50,000 veterans into jobs by 2019.
- Through our partnership with Treyarch Studios, more than 455,000 "C.O.D.E. Warrior" personalization packs were sold, raising over $1.7 million to place nearly 2,800 veterans. And in December, we launched the "C.O.D.E Courage" Pack with Infinity Ward -- stay tuned for more in 2017!
- We'd like to thank GameStop, the Endowment's largest contributor in 2016, for their special efforts to launch an in-store donation campaign. With the help of customers across the country, more than $490,000 was raised to place veterans into jobs!
- This year's Race to Prestige gaming marathon, featuring OpTic Gaming, raised more than $115,000 in individual donations. We are so grateful for the support of Call of Duty® fans, OpTic Gaming, and our premier partner, Best Buy.
We are so thankful for your support that allowed us to accomplish all this and more in 2016! We look forward to doing even more in 2017 and hope that you will join forces with us helping more of our veterans find meaningful careers.