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The Gateway Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America will use our unique expertise to ensure quality healthcare and provide free programs that promote active lifestyles, expand opportunities, and enhance the quality of life for veterans and all people with spinal cord injury or disease. Tax ID 51-0217506


Founded in 1976, the Gateway Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (GPVA) is one of 34 chapters nationwide. We are a Congressionally Chartered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated solely to the benefit and representation of honorably discharged veterans with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).  Our funding comes through private donations and fundraisers like this one; we receive no federal government funding. Our chapter has over 650 members in Missouri and southern portions of Illinois. We are an A+ charity with the St. Louis Better Business Bureau and have a 90.5% program/expense ratio, which means out of every dollar we raise, over $.90 cents goes toward our free programs for members. Gateway is a mission-driven organization with a vision of “Veterans with spinal cord injury or disease, living life to the fullest.” Every program and activity is performed with the realization of that vision as our driving force.