Don Gimiliano, U.S. Army veteran, attends the Veterans Breakfast Club to share his story and spend time with fellow vets. Buncher Foundation officers were so pleased with the first session that they’re funding Buncher 2.0, from July to December this year, with an additional $200,000. Organizations with slightly larger operating budgets are also welcome to apply. Participants,too,wereenergizedbytheexperienceandrecommended compressing the program to six months and running the PACE and LUMA components concurrently for a more cohesive experience. DePastino is happy with the improvements and hopes that the Buncher 2.0 cohort gets as much out of the program as he did. “It’s just so darn inspiring to be around people who do good work,” he says. ▪ Founder of Veterans Breakfast Club, Todd DePastino, speaks with vets at one of the organization’s monthly events. VBC invites veterans to tell their stories to ensure their history will not be forgotten and aims to raise awareness of the veteran experience.