Dinner to Benefit Gary Sinise Foundation
Chicago, IL. (June 03, 2013) – The Gary Sinise Foundation, along with sponsors Michigan Avenue Magazine, Josh Cellars, Reyes Holdings and Moet Hennessey USA will host a very special “Inspiration to Action” dinner at the famous Montgomery Club by Gibsons on June 15th, 2013. All proceeds will benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation whose many programs provide assistance and support for our nation’s defenders.
The private dinner will feature a live performance by Katharine McPhee, American Idol break-out and star of NBC’s “Smash”, as well as appearances by comedian Tom Dreesen, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis and actor/humanitarian/foundation founder Gary Sinise. The evening will also include a VIP cocktail reception and a unique “Raise Your Paddle” pledge for EOD2 Taylor Morris, an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Tech who lost all four limbs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (EID) while leading a team in Afghanistan.
To purchase tickets please download the RSVP/Sponsorship form at: http://www.garysinisefoundation.org/images/uploads/GSF_Chicago_RSVP-Sponsor.pdf or visit the event page at: http://www.garysinisefoundation.org/news_events/gsf_event_detail/791/
ABOUT THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION:
The Gary Sinise Foundation serves the nation by honoring its defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.
In 2011, the Gary Sinise Foundation proudly partnered with Tunnel to Towers Foundation to create Building for America’s Bravest™, a program designed to construct custom Smart Homes for our nation’s most severely wounded veterans. Each house features fully-automated amenities to ease their unimaginable life changes and help restore their independence. Twenty-five Smart Homes will have broken ground or completed construction by the end of 2013, each for a wounded warrior and their family.
The Foundation also recently partnered with GE on their Get Skills to Work program to accelerate skills training for U.S. veterans, help veterans and employers translate military skills to advanced manufacturing jobs, and empower employers with tools to recruit, onboard and mentor veterans.
For the past decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have brought their explosive live shows to our nation’s service members and their families. With the help of the band’s official sponsor, American Airlines, the Lt. Dan Band travels to cities and military bases around the world playing benefit concerts and boosting the morale of our military and first responders. On Thursday, June 13th, the band will take center stage at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.
The Gary Sinise Foundation Relief & Resiliency Outreach program was established to provide complete support to military and first-responder families recovering from trauma and loss during their times of urgent need. In 2013, the foundation launched its Invincible Spirit Festivals to boost the morale and spirits of the patients, their families and the medical staff at military hospitals across the country.
Additionally, the Gary Sinise Foundation is showing its appreciation through Serving Heroes, a program that provides hearty, classic American meals to our defenders across the country. Its Arts & Entertainment Outreach program provides dinner and a performance to local veterans free of charge at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
For more information, please visit www.GarySiniseFoundation.org