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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America 10th Anniversary Heroes Gala
November 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with the Heroes Gala on Thursday, November 13, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The IAVA Heroes Gala is the premier fundraising event of Veterans Week in New York.
IAVA will honor Admiral Mike Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the IAVA Veteran Leadership Award, and Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick with the IAVA Civilian Leadership Award. Willie Geist, co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” show and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” will host the event.
Veterans and supporters will attend, as will representatives from leading sponsors, including HBO, JPMorgan Chase & Co., MillerCoors, Southwest Airlines, Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Turner Broadcasting, USAA, Victory Motorcycles, Western Asset Management, and WME/IMG.
Expected 2014 notable guests include: The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Peter Berg, Actor, Director, Writer and Producer; Michelle Monaghan, actor. Past honorees for the Civilian Service Award include: Jon Stewart, host of ‘The Daily Show’; Peter G. Peterson, co-founder of the Blackstone Group; Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Colbert Report’. Past Heroes Gala VIP guests include: Former New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg; ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner and veteran J.R. Martinez; Craigslist Founder, Craig Newmark; Singer Norah Jones; Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.
Livestream the gala at http://new.livestream.com/newvets
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and has nearly 300,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide. Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, IAVA recently received the highest rating – four-stars – from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.