AS SUCH, YOUR DONATION IS FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
VVAFT has a Federal Tax ID Number but is unwilling to display it in the public domain.
Vietnam Veterans Assistance Foundation of Texas, Inc. (VVAFT) primarily serves as a non-profit-non-membership
veterans service organization designed to help all veterans in need, and to support the service programs of
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Texas State Council ( TSC) as well as helping to improve our communities.
All of the members of VVAFT Board of Directors are also members of VVA and/or VVA Texas State Council. Our
Officers and Board members serve at the local, state and national level of Vietnam Veterans of America. Our president
is the past vice president of the VVA Texas State Council. One of our board members and past VVAFT President is
also the VVA National Secretary. Our Treasurer is a past member of the VVA National Public Affairs Committee, served
as the chair of a sub-committee as the VVA National Press Club Editor-in-Chief and has been the editor of the Texas
Vietnam Veterans News since 1999. The VVAFT Vice President is the also the President fo VVA Chapter 278. The VVAFT Secretary is also the VVA Texas State Council Vice President and is President of his VVA Chapter 292 and is a Corporate Attorney. The VVA Texas State Council President is one of the founding members of VVAFT and is a member of the VVAFT Board of Directors and his chapter treasurer. Three of our directors also serve as Texas VVA Chapter Presidents.
our VVAFT Officer are elected every two year in the odd numbered years . Positions on VVAFT’s board of director are
open every two years during the even number years. VVAFT officers serve a two year term of office, the board of
directors also serve a two year term however, our board is staggered to over lap the two year term of the elected
officers so that there is never a problem with the entire board being new at any one time.
To be considered to become a member of the VVAFT Board of Directors you have to be a member in good standing
with VVA in the State of Texas, submit your resume, a copy of your DD-214 and a signed SF-180. After a review by
the current VVAFT Board you will be notified to come before the current Board of Directors to state why you should
be accepted on the board. However keep in mind that the number of directors is limited to nine (9) unless by motion
and approval of board to increase the size of the board of directors. Of the nine (9) current members of the current
board five (5) members are founding members of VVAFT. The other four (4) have been added over the years.
There is also two other positions on the board as non-voting members. The Texas Vietnam Veterans News Assistant
Editor and the VVA TSC President as a liaison between the TSC and VVAFT. However, if the TSC President is already
an elected member of VVAFT as is the current situation, he has voting rights as a board member. However, this will not always be the case. VVAFT and the TSC work hand-in-hand on issues pertaining to any veteran and that is the reason we have in our by-law that the elected TSC President, as a non-voting advisory member of the board of directors (except in the case sited above as the president was already sitting on the board as a voting member when he was elected as the TSC President).