Alumni Service Award
3rd Annual Alumni Service Award
Sponsored by
Reifschneider Family Philanthropy Fund


  • Previous student participant in a Veterans Heritage Project (VHP) school chapter

  • At least 5 years post-graduation from high school

  • Contributing to society through public service, the workforce, or volunteering 

  • Ability to attend the March 11, 2023 Saluting Stories of Service gala

  • Current Staff or Board Directors who are Alumni are not eligible


  • Submissions will be reviewed by the Gala committee and VHP Board of Directors with the score based on:

    • Ability to describe positive impact from veterans, oral history, and/or VHP program activities

    • Demonstration of retained lessons, skills, traits, and/or abilities

    • Continued engagement in civic, community, or leadership activities

  • Finalists will be contacted in December with any questions.  

  • Notification of selection will be made to all applicants by December 16, 2022


  • Complimentary attendance for the recipient and a guest at March 11, 2023 Saluting Stories of Service

  • Recognition Award to be presented at the gala  

  • Profile in gala materials, VHP social media outlets, and VHP’s Spring 2023 newsletter

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Nomination Form

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Part I - Nomination – nomination form to

  • Nominations from a former teacher or fellow VHP alumni
  • VHP will keep applications from previous year submissions. 
  • Nominations are due by October 1, 2022
Nomination Form

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    Part II - Submission all elements in one email to

    • Self submissions are highly encouraged
    • Current Resumé and Submission Form 
    • Submissions are due by December 1, 2022
    Submission Form
    Rob Reifschneider is a World War II history buff and received a B.S. in Business Management from San Diego State College in 1957. After high school, Rob enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserve and served for eight years. He retired as Senior Vice President of Manchester Tank & Equipment Co., the largest North American manufacturer of propane cylinders and tanks. The family business started in 1946 with 10 employees, ending with 1,400 when sold in 1999. Rob and his wife Donna have been married for 62 years and proudly have three children Roberta, Rhonda, and Eric four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
    Reifschneider Family
    Arch, Rob, Donna
    Life-long friend and past VHP Board member, Arch Rambeau introduced Rob to the benefits of Connecting Students with Veterans. In the photo on the left, Arch presents the Reifschneider Family with an award for their significant contributions to our program.