2021 Fundraising Events

7th Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Thursday, November 4th

Starts at 4:30pm

Knights of Columbus, Defiance

4th Annual Golf Outing

Saturday, September 11th @ 1:30pm

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

7th Annual Fundraising Drive

We’re back for the 7th Annual Free Veterans Appreciation Dinner. Join us on Thursday, November 4th at the KofC Hall in Defiance. Sponsorships available.

4th Annual Golf Outing

Hit the links in support of Operation K.A.V.I.C. on Saturday, September 11th 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

Premier Bank - General Sponsor of Operation KAVIC
Supply Chain Real Estate
Keith Hubbard Family Fund
Amvets Logo

Colonel Sponsors

Dennis Deeds Suicide Awareness Motorcycle Benefit

DAV Disabled American Veterans logo

Toledo Freightliner

Robinson Investments


Captain Sponsors

Batt & Stevens Body Shop Logo
Robinson Investments

St. John’s Lutheran Clothes Closet

Ty & Chris Guilliam

Ohio State Eagles Charity Fund

Lieutenant Sponsors

Sergeant Sponsors

Bizerba North America

William A. Life

Legacy Farmers Cooperative 

Brenda A. Ray Law Offices

Sam Switzer Realty

Defiance Hearing Aid Center

Camelot Consulting

Stambaugh Jewelers

Valley Ford of Huron

North Western Mutual

Citizens National Bank

Tommy Tire Sales

Shoppa’s Material Handling 

Hudsonville Trailer

Mayor Mike McCann

BPOE Lodge #147 – Defiance Elks

B.A. Miller & Sons Trucking

Hohman Snow Removal, LLC

Northwest State Community College

Trainco, Inc. Truck Driving School

Leever Glass

Tri County Roofing & Home Improvement

Midwest Community Federal Credit Union

City Beverage Company

Arthur Law Firm

Copper Run



Golf Outing Flag Sponsors

Custom Tees

Realty 5

Shawn McCarty

Keller Employees Jeans Day Fundraiser

Valley Freightliner of Toledo

Stephen Kavic

Buckeye Roofing & Exteriors 

Good Guys Roofing

Schaffer Funeral Home

Valley Ford of Huron

Healthy U Defiance

B&S Custom Machine 

Keller Trucking Operations Department

Nate & Stephanie Schaublin

Bowman Trailer Leasing 



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 out to Ravens Care with Operation K.A.V.I.C. in the memo.

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!