Indianapolis, IN (January 3, 2019) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) has received a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

“Our agency has been helping military-connected individuals successfully transition from the military to the civilian workforce for over a decade,” said Gene Anderson, Executive Director of OJRV. “This grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will support the newly added position of Community Outreach Liaison and will directly increase the number of veterans, service members, and military families served by our organization.”

John Zeigler has joined the OJRV team in the role of Community Outreach Liaison to engage, educate, and promote OJRV’s goals, successes, and services to the community. In this position, John will work to develop and strengthen positive and proactive connections to employers, community organizations, other veteran-serving agencies, sponsors, and funders.

Since joining the team, John has already established connections with faith-based nonprofit veteran organizations that now allow OJRV to offer seminars on Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. As a veteran and 20-year active duty Field Artillery officer, John is personally and professionally committed to positive outcomes for the military-connected individuals OJRV serves.

The grant to OJRV represents one of 19 awarded to organizations in Indiana by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust during the second of two grant cycles this year.

About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)

Operation: Job Ready Veterans is an Indiana-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, military spouses, and their dependents for entry into the workforce. OJRV focuses on transition, job readiness, and career placement, providing employment readiness training and specialized job placement to personnel from all military branches, service eras, and ability levels. The nonprofit’s mission is to bridge life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and their families by empowering them to meet their individual education, employment, and career goals. For more information visit

About the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established upon the death of Nina Mason Pulliam in 1997 to support the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana. The Trust seeks to help people in need, protect animals and nature, and enrich community life in metropolitan Indianapolis and Phoenix. Since its inception, the Trust has distributed $305 million. For more information visit