2022 Fundraising Events

8th Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Thursday, November 3rd

Starts at 4:30pm

Knights of Columbus, Defiance

5th Annual Golf Outing

Saturday, August 6th @ 8:30am

Eagle Rock Golf Course, Defiance, Ohio

Register Your Team Today

Operation K.A.V.I.C. Fundraising

Supporting Operation K.A.V.I.C.

Operation K.A.V.I.C. would not be possible without the support of our local businesses and business partners. Each year we host a free Veterans and their families appreciation dinner around Veterans Day. To raise funds, we offer sponsorships to other businesses, organizations, and individuals. Over the past 4 years we’ve raised over $195,000 – all of which stays in Defiance County and assists veterans and their families who are enduring a financial crisis. 

As awareness about the program continues to rise, we continually see an increase in the requests for assistance every year, and we’re blessed to continue to raise more funds than the last year, year after year, to meet those needs. 

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2020 Fundraising Events

8th Annual Fundraising Drive

We’re back for the 8th Annual Free Veterans Appreciation Dinner. Join us on Thursday, November 3rd at the KofC Hall in Defiance. Sponsorships available.

5th Annual Golf Outing

Hit the links in support of Operation K.A.V.I.C. on Saturday, August 6th at Eagle Rock Golf Course in Defiance, Ohio.  Register your team for a 4-person scramble today.

Questions about any of our fundraisers? Contact Meredith Mickey at 419.980.0092 or Meredith.Mickey@kellerlogistics.com 

 2020 Operation K.A.V.I.C. Sponsors

President Sponsors

Stoops Freightliner
MW Solutions

General Sponsors

Keith Hubbard Family Fund

Colonel Sponsors

Dennis Deeds Suicide Awareness Motorcycle Benefit

DAV Disabled American Veterans logo

Captain Sponsors

Batt & Stevens Body Shop Logo
Robinson Investments

Lieutenant Sponsors

Sergeant Sponsors

Sam Switzer Realty

Tommy Tire Sales

H E Rudy Trucking

Defiance Hearing Aid Center

Legacy Farmers Cooperative

 Michael S. McCann


Arthur Law Firm Co. L.P.A.

JB Roofing

Citizens National Bank

Loyal Order of Moose Defiance Family Cetner

Richard Stephenson

Northwestern Mutual – Steven Walker

St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund

Cooper Run Capital

Northwest State Community College

Leever Glass Sales


Golf Outing Sponsors

Golf Outing Flag Sponsors

Beverage Cart Sponsor – Keller Freight Solutions Employees

Lunch Sponsor – Keller Logistics Group

Brenda A. Ray Law Offices

 Hileman Associates

Homan Snow Removal

Great Lakes Pension Services

Bowman Trailer Leasing

Schaffer Funeral Home

Sherwood State Bank

Bottom Line Trucking

Valley Ford of Huron

Dental Excellence of Napoleon

Roehrig Painting

Valley Freightliner

Wolfrum Family 

Fundraising FAQ

We have two main fundraisers through the year to prepare for the next year’s needs. Golf Outing, and sponsorships for the Veterans Appreciation Dinner.

How can I donate to Operation K.A.V.I.C.?

Donations are accepted year round! You can attend one of our events or mail your donation to Keller Logistics Group | Attn: Operation K.A.V.I.C. | 24862 Elliott Road | Defiance, Ohio 43512.

Please make checks payable to Operation K.A.V.I.C.

What does Operation K.A.V.I.C. Help With?

Operation K.A.V.I.C. is there to fill the gaps in the veterans military benefits. In the past, we’ve been able to help with dental bills, car repairs, tools for work, therapy dogs, home repairs and much more! If you can think of it, we’ve probably helped with it.

How much of the funds raised goes to local veterans?

100% of the funds raised goes to veterans and their families in Defiance County.

Keller Logistics Group handles the coordination and promotion of the events, the Veterans Office takes care of processing requests, and Ravens Care is the financial arm who manages the fund.

How do I request assistance from Operation K.A.V.I.C.?

To request assistance from Operation K.A.V.I.C., please contact the Defiance County Veterans Affairs office at 419.782.6861. 

All requests and assistance provided are confidential. 

How do I donate proceeds from an event to Operation K.A.V.I.C.?

Thank you for supporting Operation K.A.V.I.C.! We’d love to help promote your event, not only to our employees but also on our social media pages. Please contact Meredith.Mickey at Meredith.Mickey@kellerlogistics.com or 419.980.0092 if you’d like us to share your information. After the event, please mail a check made out to Ravens Care to Keller Logistics Group | Attn: Operation KAVIC | 24862 Elliott Road | Defiance, OH 43512. Be sure to include the name of your event so we can recognize you on our website and social media accounts!