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There are multiple ways to partner with the USO. We’re shining a light on successful partnerships between the USO and partners like you.

Partner Spotlight

First Trust Portfolios

First Trust Cares was created in 2012 as a way for the employees of First Trust Portfolios to “give back” to local communities. First Trust Cares grew quickly, and reached $1 million dollars of donations in year five of its existence. It has now touched all 50 states and more than 20 countries. With our mission to transform lives locally, nationally and globally, the FT Cares Foundation continues to grow and is nearing the $2 million dollar mark in donations. The USO has been a charitable partner of First Trust Portfolios since 2007 and has received over $400,000 in support. Thank you, First Trust Portfolios, for being a steadfast supporter of the USO.


Allstate was founded by General Robert E. Wood whose mission in life was to help protect others. Allstate understands that the qualities instilled in military personnel make for great employees. Allstate is involved with the Veteran Jobs Missions Coalition and supports veterans within the organization through the Allstate Veteran Engagement Team & Supporters (AVETS) employee resource group. Allstate is proud to support the American Corporate Partners Mentoring Program that helps connects post-9/11 veterans with corporate professionals.


PepsiCo has partnered with the USO in countless ways over the past 9 years. Valor, one of the employee resource groups at PepsiCo, supports veterans, the military and their families as they transition from the military to the civilian workforce. From more than a million dollars in donated revenue, in-kind product for our centers and thousands of volunteer hours given by their staff, the USO of Illinois would not be where it is today without the support of PepsiCo and PepsiCo Valor.

For more information on becoming a USO partner, please contact Joan Claffey at (312) 428-1373 or