Lee and Penny Anderson
Lee and Penny Anderson have a distinguished record of philanthropic leadership and community involvement that significantly impacts US service members, veterans, their caregivers and families. Their company, APi Group Incorporated, earned the Military Friendly Employer Award for its hiring, training, and support program for veterans and wounded warriors. The Andersons were also instrumental in founding the Defenders Lodge in Palo Alto, California, providing temporary housing for Veterans undergoing extensive treatment or recovery at the adjacent Veterans Hospital. The Lodge serves as a national model for public-private partnerships and Defenders Lodges across the country.
In 2011, the Andersons helped to establish the US Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes Program, a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. They have supported numerous programs, projects, and activities at the US Military Academy at West Point, providing substantial support to the ongoing professional development of future US Army leaders.
For their vision, dedication, and support to our Military, its leadership and legacy, and numerous organizations serving our wounded, ill and injured service members, the Cause Board of Directors awards The London Medal to Mr. Lee R. Anderson and Mrs. Penny Anderson.