SD Gunner Fund - Founder & CEO
Britnee Kinard, founder and CEO of SD Gunner Fund, left her high profile career in business to become a full-time caregiver to her husband, Hamilton Kinard, after he suffered life-altering injuries while serving our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was newly wed and only 28 years old. After experiencing a lack of support for not only her husband but also her as a caregiver, she founded a nonprofit organization to assist military families, first responders, and families with special needs children. That organization today has assisted over 215,000 children through their animal assisted therapy program, 450 military and first responder families, and they continue to change not only their local community but the world around them.