The Call of Duty Endowment was born in 2009 from a conversation between Activision Blizzard CEO, Bobby Kotick, and former VA Secretary, Jim Nicholson.  In 2012, the organization grew to included several distinguished military officials, and in 2017, their efforts were expanded internationally to the United Kingdom.  The Call of Duty Endowment helps veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace.  They identify and fund the most efficient and effective organizations that get unemployed veterans back to work. The Call of Duty Endowment has set an ambitious goal of getting 100,000 veterans back to work by 2024.