FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2013) –The Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Fund will host a Patriotic Evening Reception on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers.

Providing an update on the No Man or Woman Left Behind Society, the reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a short program and video to follow at 6 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments will be available.

The Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers – Gary V. and Gay G. Trippe Fund for Disabled Veterans was established in 2012 at the SWFLCF to support the 501(c)(3) organization’s mission to educate, train and generate meaningful employment opportunities for physically disabled veterans who will excel at pro-actively cross selling personal lines insurance products on behalf of leading independent insurance agencies. DVIC later founded the No Man or Woman Left Behind Society, a group of individual and business members helping to raise the funds needed to initiate DVIC’s training program.

“The DVIC Fund will go a long way to help give our disabled veterans across the U.S. meaningful employment,” said Gary Bryant, DVIC president and CEO. “We are proud that this fund will continue to grow here in Southwest Florida where it was born.”

Please RSVP by calling 239-274-5900 or emailing by Friday, Dec. 6.

Founded in 1976, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation supports the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $70 million, the SWFLCF has provided more than $56 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2013 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $4 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services.

For more information on the DVIC Fund, call 239-433-8523 or visit