SD Gunner Fund’s Britnee Kinard Presented President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Staff Report

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

National nonprofit SD Gunner Fund (SDGF) announced today that Britnee Kinard, Founder and CEO, was presented with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, for her lifetime of service to fellow Americans, the military and first responder community, and those most in need.

Kinard’s primary focus at SDGF is reaching out to the military, first responder, and special needs community to provide vital resources such as: service dogs, therapy dogs, emergency assistance, community advocacy and education, and other related services.

“I am extremely humbled to have received this award,” said Britnee Kinard. “I am proud to support not only the men and women who serve our country and our communities, but also our exceptional families. I believe in order to truly know your community you need to serve your community and give back in whatever way possible that will truly impact those lives.”

The award is in recognition of Kinard’s 4,000 plus hours of service to ensure the continuation of America’s unparalleled commitment to improving the lives of others. As a model of the American spirit, Kinard has helped address some of the greatest challenges through her countless hours of service.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of a person’s service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold, and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours in their lifetime.

Kinard founded the SD Gunner Fund in 2014. She is a military spouse, military caregiver, special needs mother, and a former Corporate Vice President in Finance. Her background provides her with a unique understanding of the individuals and families she serves in her local communities.

Kinard’s nonprofit, the SD Gunner Fund, plays a vital role in helping military, first responder, and exceptional families achieve their goals of regaining control over the quality of their lives through the use of service and therapy dogs, mental health resources, and much needed financial assistance.