Stories of Outsized Impact featuring Debra Jacobs Public-Private Partnerships

As part of the Outsized Impact video series, we spoke to Debra Jacobs of The Patterson Foundation about her partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration. Nationally, only 12% of veterans take advantage of their burial benefit from the VA. Patriot Plaza provides an example of a public–private partnership that lifts up this underused benefit and the opportunity for philanthropy to support the network of 131 national cemeteries. “We do everything with threads that honor our funding and our values.”

This video was recorded in partnership with Exponent Philanthropy as part of their Outsized Impact project.