Deloitte, Call of Duty Endowment name 2017 'Seal of Distinction' winners

The Call of Duty Endowment, in partnership with Deloitte, has announced the 2017 recipients of the "Call of Duty Endowment Seal of Distinction" this week, awarded to organizations dedicated to veteran employment. This year's recipients included Goodwill Southern California, Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, and NextOp, Inc.

Now entering its fifth year, the Seal of Distinction program awards each winner a $30,000 unrestricted grant and the chance to apply for more restricted funding and support.

"Goodwill Southern California, Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, and NextOp, Inc. do a tremendous job helping veterans find high quality jobs that are a great fit for their talents and needs,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment, per a statement. “We’re pleased to honor these high-performing organizations’ impact with the Seal of Distinction.” Goldenberg added that the Seal of Distinction program will expand to the U.K. next year.

“Deloitte is honored to assist with the Call of Duty Endowment for a fifth year to help them identify organizations in the veterans nonprofit sector worthy of the Seal of Distinction,” stated Mark Goulart, a principal at Deloitte Consulting. “Once again, the rigorous vetting process, with an emphasis on metrics, transparency and high standards, has helped the Endowment identify organizations deserving of the Endowment’s support.”

The Call of Duty Endowment is also supported by video game developer Activision Blizzard, which has donated over $25 million to the endowment.

For more on the Call of Duty Endowment, head to its site here.

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