Warrior Canine Connection Named a Finalist in the 2023 Classy Awards

The Classy Awards honor the impact of innovative nonprofits.

Boyds, Maryland – Classy, a giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with causes they care about, has named Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) as a finalist for the 2023 Classy Awards. Launched in 2009, The Classy Awards shine a spotlight on the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. Today, WCC is proud to share its unique Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) training program has been recognized for its positive impact on Veterans with visible and invisible wounds.

“Warrior Canine Connection is honored to be included among an impressive list of finalists for the 2023 Classy Awards,” said Jennifer Wilder, development director, Warrior Canine Connection. “Warrior Canine Connection is dedicated to its mission of providing highly trained service dogs to our nation’s Veterans, and we do that through an innovative training program. This recognition for our work helps us to raise awareness about what we do, which in turn allows us to impact more Veterans.”

WCC’s MBTR training program teaches Service Members and Veterans how to work with service dogs in training which fulfills a time-honored military tradition of Warriors helping Warriors. In doing so, the Veteran can also benefit from skills development in communication, confidence building, accountability, emotional regulation and patience to promote an act of service while receiving a therapeutic benefit.

This year, 11 Classy Awards will be distributed including the People’s Choice Award, which is determined by public vote. Supporters can vote here for (insert organization name) from April 6-April 25, 2023. Winners will be announced live on June 7 at the Collaborative by Classy conference in Philadelphia, Pa.

For more information on the Classy Awards, visit awards.classy.org.

Media contact:
Beth Bourgeois
Warrior Canine Connection


About Warrior Canine Connection
Warrior Canine Connection is a pioneering organization that utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to empower returning combat Veterans who have sustained physical and psychological wounds while in service to our country. Based on the concept of Warriors helping Warriors, WCC’s therapeutic service dog training program is designed to mitigate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other challenges, while giving injured combat Veterans a sense of purpose, and help in reintegrating back into their families and communities. For more information, visit www.warriorcanineconnection.org.

About the Classy Awards
Started in 2009, the Classy Awards recognize nonprofits for their unique approaches and impact on our world. Decided by a well-respected group of judges, the Classy Awards bring together groundbreaking nonprofits and impact leaders to honor the achievements driving lasting change around the globe.

About Classy
Classy, an affiliate of GoFundMe, is a Public Benefit Corporation and giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about. Classy’s platform provides powerful and intuitive fundraising tools to convert and retain donors. Since 2011, Classy has helped nonprofits mobilize and empower the world for good by helping them raise over $5 billion. For more information, visit www.classy.org.



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