Gary Rixson joined the Lockton Companies in December 2013 as a consultant for its benefit communication insourcing team. Before joining the Kansas City, Missouri, insurance broker, he worked as a client business manager for premier business accounts at AT&T, also in Kansas City. As someone involved in philanthropy, Gary Rixson regularly contributes to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness for the need to assist injured service members. Its core values lie in five aspects that stand for FILIS: fun, integrity, loyalty, innovation, and service. According to the organization, by 2017, it will help 100,000 warriors and their families, provide $96 million in benefit entitlements, and help 10,000 combat veterans and their caregivers to secure employment.
The nonprofit organization reaches out to the public for tax-deductible donations for these injured service members. As the number of wounded individuals increases, so does the need for financial assistance to help them and their families. Donors can opt for a one-time gift or a monthly giving program, and they can do so through the Wounded Warrior website or by mail. They can also contribute funds in honor or in memory of a loved one.