About Us

The Story of American Freedom Fund

American Freedom Fund (AFF), 501(c)(19), was founded in 2016 by three combat veterans, LT Don Bramer, MAJ Rob Miller, and Petty Officer Gabe Stecker. After their individual tours of duty, they sought a way to continue serving their brothers and sisters in arms by providing the Veteran community the opportunity; the means to maintain the fellowship; and the support of the military as they transition towards their next career.

AFF empowers Active Duty, Reserve and Separated Service Members through a mission of athletics, education, and advocacy. The goal of AFF is simple: provide a place for active duty and Veteran service members to come together in a spirit of camaraderie to participate in recreational AND competitive sports; to afford the means and opportunity for student Veterans who seek a career in defense or public policy to achieve the next step in their goals; and to raise awareness and financial support for Veteran focused organizations that are providing crucial resources for Veterans in the community.

Each year, AFF honors three outstanding Veteran focused organizations for their dedication and support to the Veteran community with an award at the annual Manhattans, Martinis & Mistletoe Veterans Awards Gala in Washington, DC. This event also provides AFF the opportunity to recognize and celebrate military influencers, legislators and others who continue to set the standard in the mission of empowering the Veteran community.

Rep. Andy Barr (KY-06) offers comments on American Freedom 
Fund from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives


Leadership Team

Gabriel Stecker

Gabriel Stecker

Executive Director, Founder
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Donald Bramer

Board of Governors Chairman, Founder
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Liv Stecker

AFF West Director
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Rob Miller

Director, Founder

Board of Governors

Andrew Cote

Andrew Cote

Anitra Wallin

Anitra Wallin

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Brian Wesley

Corby Lawrence

Corby Lawrence

Debra Chandler

Debra Chandler

Eric Hendrickson

Eric Hendrickson

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H. W. Floyd

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Jordan Loeb

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Maxine Reyes

Mike O’Connor

Mike O’Connor

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Nathan Kolb

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Ramiro Landeros

Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson


AFF Partners


Financial Accountability and Transparency


“Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is honored to be a two-time recipient of AFF’s Patriot Award. With AFF’s additional support, TMF is able to continue strengthening America’s national character by leveraging the strengths and skills of our military community to inspire the next generation to lead here at home by embodying Travis’ mantra, ‘If Not Me, Then Who’. AFF and TMF are very much aligned in providing empowerment opportunities to our veterans to live meaningful and purpose driven lives after military service by connecting and leading in their local communities.”

Amy Looney, Vice President of the Travis Manion Foundation