Michael D. Witter’s Commitment to Philanthropy

Dean Witter volunteered for duty in both World War I and World War II, during which he attained the rank of Colonel.

Dean Witter volunteered for duty in both World War I and World War II, during which he attained the rank of Colonel.

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Michael D. Witter, the son of Bill Witter, grandson of Dean Witter is carrying on the tradition of philanthropy. An important part of the Witter Family philosophy is to continue the task of philanthropy focused in the areas of Dean Witter’s legacy.  The Witter family continues this tradition today across various charitable organizations with a focus on military, education and wildlife conservation.  Michael Witter is especially devoted to the military causes with a focus on veteran rehabilitation, preservation of American history, and the fostering of relations between allied forces.  He also supports educational causes which provide both undergraduate and continuing education scholarships.  Like his grandfather, Michael is also a vigilant wildlife conservationist and is tireless in his efforts to raise awareness through protecting habitat and preservation of wetlands and endangered species. 

Charities We Support


Education and Environmental Conservation causes such as:

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The Aldo Leopold Foundation

The Aldo Leopold Foundation’s mission is to foster a land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Our vision is to weave a land ethic into the fabric of our society; to advance the understanding, stewardship and restoration of land health; and to cultivate leadership for conservation.

 
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Billion Oyster Project

A future in which New York Harbor is the center of a rich, diverse, and abundant estuary. The communities that surround this complex ecosystem have helped construct it, and in return benefit from it, with endless opportunities for work, education, and recreation. The harbor is a world-class public space, well used and well cared for—our Commons.

 
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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

To conserve and enhance global bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and their environments through stewardship, research, education and advocacy.

 
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Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited takes a continental, landscape approach to wetland conservation. Since 1937, DU has conserved more than 14 million acres of waterfowl habitat across North America. While DU works in all 50 states, the organization focuses its efforts and resources on the habitats most beneficial to waterfowl.

 

Law Enforcement and Veteran Rehabilitation causes such as:

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Intrepid Fallen Heroes

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel experiencing the Invisible Wounds of War: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).

 
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Federal Drug Agents Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to providing recognition and support to our nation's federal agents, task force members and their families through a variety of activities.

 
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Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation

Thanks to our generous donors, MC-LEF currently establishes a $30,000 educational account for every child who loses a parent serving in the United States Marine Corps or any Federal Law Enforcement Agency.

 
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Operation Restored Warrior

For nearly a thousand veterans, Operation Restored Warrior has stepped into the gap, rescuing, rebuilding and restoring our most at-risk veterans.

 
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NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.

 

Historical & Relations with Allied Forces:

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Dror for the Wounded

The Dror for the Wounded Foundation (DFW) provides financial assistance to severely wounded veterans of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). This assistance serves as aid above and beyond that provided by the Ministry of Defense (MOD). 

 
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Squadron A Foundation

The Squadron A Association is a volunteer, social and philanthropic organization which provides a venue for like minded men and women to continue, preserve and forward the traditions, memory and contributions of Squadron A and the Horse Cavalry.