TONIGHT in NYC: IAVA Honors Key Leaders in Veterans Community at Heroes Gala

NEW YORK, NY (November 10, 2016) – Tonight, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the leading voice for the Post-9/11 generation of veterans, will celebrate its 10th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala in New York City to recognize individuals who have demonstrated tremendous courage and leadership in support of the 2.8 million-strong Post-9/11 veterans’ community.

Featured at the event:
Patrick Murphy, Veteran Leadership Award, Under Secretary of                   the Army
Kenneth Fisher, Civilian Leadership Award; Partner, Fisher                           Brothers; Chairman and CEO, Fisher House Foundation
Les Gelb, Lifetime Achievement Award; Chairman Emeritus,                         Council on Foreign Relations

Spec. Guests: General David Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Miss USA and Army Veteran Deshauna Barber

Host: Willie Geist, Host of NBC’s Sunday TODAY, Co-host of MSNBC’s                     Morning Joe

National Anthem:
Emy Cee, Army Veteran

Each year, IAVA recognizes individuals who have shown an immense dedication to the veterans community. Full details on the honorees and special guests can be found here.

The IAVA 10th Annual Heroes Gala is made possible by sponsors: Craig Newmark and Craigconnects, Victory Motorcycles, Western Asset, Barbaricum, Cushman & Wakefield, Emergent BioSolutions, Jones Lang LaSalle, MSNBC, PBC USA, WME | IMG, Vencore, Hero Clean, Oscar Mike, HBO Inc, The Katz Family Foundation, USAA, Fox Sports 1, The District Communications Group, Fried Frank, CNN, Legg Mason, Wounded Warrior Project, Retail Ready Career Center, and Morgan Stanley.

WHEN: Thursday, November 10
Media Check-In: 6:15 pm
Red Carpet 6:10 – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street
110 E 42nd St.
New York, NY

CREDENTIALS: Media must be credentialed for coverage

Join the conversation on social media via @IAVA and #IAVA #HeroesGala or watch live on the IAVA Facebook Page.

Tickets are still available to the 10th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala online or contact IAVA at or 212-982-9699. To become a sponsor of the Heroes Gala please complete our online sponsorship form.


Note to media: Email or call 212-982-9699

About IAVA

"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.

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