BVL was founded in 1942 to help support America’s heroes in uniform.  Since then, we have raised almost $45 million to provide recreational and therapeutic programs and services which helps boost morale and veer - boarding tankbrighten spirits.  Thanks to BVL, more than 500 active duty units have a portable carpet bowling lane at their disposal where they can step away from the stress of service and have fun with their comrades.  Through BVL funding, veterans recuperating at VA Medical Centers across the country can enjoy a movie, spend the afternoon at a ball game, play a video game, be visited by friendly Labrador, or try their hand at painting.

At BVL, we pride ourselves on having a extremely low overhead expense, at just 6%.  Our funding goes right where it is needed.  Join with us to help us serve those who have served our country!


BVL: Brightening Veterans Lives
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 800
Fairfax, VA 22030Phone: 703-934-6039
Fax: 703-591-3049Elizabeth Montanya, Executive DirectorE-MAIL    elizabeth@bvl.org
BVL Board of Directors
John LaSpina, Long Beach, NY, Chair
Walter Hall, Pasadena, MD
Marci Williams, Wichita, KS                 Libbi Fletcher, Warren, MI                 Anthony Colangelo, Twin Falls, ID Glenn Carano, Reno, NV Elaine Hagin, Castro Valley, CA Member Emerita


IRS Determination Letter

Click on the video below to see a retrospective of BVL’s year. Thanks to all our contributors for making a difference in the lives of our active duty service men and women and our veterans!

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