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Insiders Say Wounded Warrior Project Has Drifted From Original Mission

Excessive fundraising and marketing have former employees questioning if the charity has lost its way.

The New York Times: Wounded Warrior Project Spends Lavishly On Itself, Insiders Say
In [The Wounded Warrior Project's] swift rise, it has embraced aggressive styles of fund-raising, marketing and personnel management that have many current and former employees questioning whether it has drifted from its mission. ... The charity recently pledged to raise $500 million for a trust to fund lifetime supplemental health care for severely wounded veterans. And on Tuesday, it started a program to provide care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, two of the most common injuries for veterans of recent wars. Such ambitious programs would be impossible without significant spending on fund-raising and staff, said Mr. Nardizzi, its chief executive. (Philipps, 1/27)

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