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Media Advisory: PenFed Foundation’s 14th Annual Night of Heroes Gala to Honor Veterans and Community

Tuesday, May 1, 2018  
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TYSONS, Va., May 1, 2018 – On May 2, the PenFed Foundation will host its 14th Annual Night of Heroes Gala, one of Washington’s premier fundraising events for our nation’s defenders. The gala will honor U.S. Army Master Sgt. (Ret.) and Purple Heart recipient Cedric King, who has inspired veterans with his example of perseverance and support for other wounded warriors, and National Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa for his work saving the lives of veterans by providing them with service dogs through his Animal Rescue Foundation’s “Pets for Vets” program. The event will also recognize CEO of Allied Solutions Pete Hilger and his wife, Debbie Hilger, for their extraordinary contributions to the military community. Nearly a dozen service dogs will be recognized for their work in providing independence and other support to veterans.

Who: Honorees and speakers include National Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, U.S. Army Master Sgt. (Ret.) and Purple Heart recipient Cedric King, Emmy Award-winning WUSA9 reporter Andrea McCarren, CEO of Allied Solutions Pete Hilger and his wife, Debbie Hilger.
 
Where: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel,1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC  20024
 
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • 5:00 PM Press Opportunity (Located in the Arena Room.)
  • 5:30 PM VIP Sponsor Reception
  • 6:00 PM General Reception and Silent Auction
  • 7:00 PM Dinner & Program

Why: Last year’s gala raised nearly $1.5 million in one evening. All proceeds go towards establishing a stable financial future for more than 35,000 veterans, active military members and their families each year.
 
For more information, contact Robin Pence at robin.pence@penfed.org or 571-341-6627 or 571- 422-7664 or Lindsey Pinkston at lindsey@pinkstongroup.com or 703-973-8064.
                                                           
About the PenFed Foundation
Founded in 2001, the PenFed Foundation is a national nonprofit organization committed to helping members of our military community secure their financial future. It provides service members, veterans, their families and support networks with the skills and resources they need to improve their lives through programs on financial education, credit-building, home ownership, and short-term assistance. Affiliated with PenFed Credit Union, the Foundation has the resources to effectively reach military communities across the nation, build strong partnerships, and engage a dedicated corps of volunteers in its mission. The credit union funds the Foundation’s personnel and most operational costs, demonstrating its strong commitment to the programs the Foundation provides. To learn more, visit www.penfedfoundation.org.


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