IAVA’s 2017 Heroes Gala was a historic night. We brought together people from all generations, all industries and all backgrounds to unite in New York City on the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps and two nights before Veterans Day.
The IAVA Heroes Gala is an annual celebration of the sprit of America, the tenacity of our veterans and the impact of our leaders.
It’s also our single most critical fundraiser of the year, powering all critical IAVA programs for the next 12 months–and ensures every single IAVA program, event and service is 100% free for our Post-9/11 Veterans and their families.
This year, IAVA honored Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg, former Secretary of the VA Bob McDonald, and national homelessness advocate Rosanne Haggerty. Read IAVA Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff’s full opening remarks from the 11th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala.
11th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala Recap
IAVA Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff Opening Remarks
Rosanne Haggerty, IAVA Board Member, President of Community Solutions and 2017 Civilian Leadership Award Honoree
IAVA Heroes Gala Special Guest Meghan McCain Remarks
IAVA Executive Director Allison Jaslow Introduces Bob McDonald
Bob McDonald, Former VA Secretary and 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
IAVA Board Member and President of TAPS Introduces Flo Groberg
Flo Groberg, IAVA Member, Medal of Honor Recipient and 2017 Veteran Leadership Award Honoree
IAVA Special Guest Stephen Colbert
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