The Lee & Penny Anderson Lodge serves as a free hotel for veterans undergoing medical care at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California. As of October 2013, construction is complete and Veterans will use the benefits of the lodge at the end of the year. The PenFed Foundation is raising $11 million in private donations to cover the cost of building the Defenders Lodge, a $17 million public-private partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“[The Defenders Lodge] will stand as a very important symbol of the repayment
that we can never give, but the gratitude we most certainly want to show.”
Former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice