April 22, 2010: The Hope for the Warriors' First Annual Black Tie "Got Heart, Give Hope" Gala and "Hope & Courage" Award Ceremony took place on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The event honored U.S. military heroes and their families and raised over $200,000 in support of the Hope for the Warriors' mission, which is a "promise that the sacrifices of the wounded across military service branches and throughout the nation will not be forgotten, nor their needs unmet." Actor Gary Sinese and philanthropist and businessman Kenneth Fisher of the Fisher House Foundation served as guest speakers and presenters. growth[period] participated as the sole Presenting Sponsor, and donated immeasurable time and energy in the months prior to the event, with growth[period] CEO Courtney Banks serving as a highly active gala committee member and COO Kate Pickworth directing a team of three growth[period] staff for the planning of the gala and silent auction.
To learn more about Hope for the Warriors and they work they do to provide comprehensive support services for military service members, veterans, and their families, please visit their website: http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/