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THE CONCERT FOR VALOR – STARBUCKS, HBO AND CHASE RECOGNIZE SEMPER FI FUND WHILE SALUTING U.S. VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THIS VETERANS DAY
November 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Co-Sponsors Celebrate Veteran Service Organizations as Part of a First-of-Its-Kind Event
Washington, DC – The Semper Fi Fund has been recognized by Starbucks, HBO and Chase, co-sponsors of THE CONCERT FOR VALOR, for outstanding service and support of veterans and their families. THE CONCERT FOR VALOR a first-of-its-kind concert to honor the courage and sacrifice of America’s veterans and their families on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to be presented live on HBO this Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 (7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT).
As part of the event, the Semper Fi Fund will be one of 16 veteran service organizations (VSOs) highlighted for outstanding service and support of veterans and their families. An advisory committee led by Co-Chairs Admiral Mike Mullen and Secretary Robert Gates and comprised of thought leaders and passionate supporters of VSOs was assembled to make these selections. The committee used a thoughtful selection process, and identified outstanding VSOs that address one of the following core pillars of successful transition for veterans and their families: employment, education, health and wellness, and reintegration. Additional committee members include executives at Starbucks, HBO, JP Morgan Chase, and the Schultz Family Foundation.
“We are amazed and humbled by the support of the screen and music legends performing at The Concert for Valor, taking the stage to raise awareness for our service members and their families,” said Karen Guenther, CEO and Founder, Semper Fi Fund. “To be a part of this is an incredible honor–from the bottom of our hearts we thank HBO, Starbucks and Chase for their generous support, and Tom Hanks and all of the celebrities participating for their commitment and love for our nation’s heroes.”
As co-sponsors of the event, Starbucks, HBO and Chase provide a national stage for ensuring that veterans and their families know that their fellow Americans’ gratitude is genuine. The concert will feature a broad array of talent from the worlds of music and entertainment, including Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Metallica, John Oliver, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band, as well as special appearances by Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, among many others.