On October 17, 2014, the USO will hold its annual gala in Washington, DC. This event will give recognition to the 2014 Service Members of the Year along with the 2014 USO Volunteer of the Year, US and the 2014 Volunteer of the Year, Overseas. The special guest this year is Country Music Sensation, Kellie Pickler.
Host Committee Co-Chairs: Barbara Levin, Deanie Dempsey, Mary Jo Myers, Kristin Crouch
Steering Committee Chair: Judi Kletz
Mistress of Ceremonies: Aisha Tyler
The USO was founded in 1941 and is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization. The mission of USO is to provide support to the troops such as welfare among various other services. Since being founded, the USO has expanded with new programs to assist the troops and their families and while the USO has evolved, it has stayed true to its core values and purpose: Lifting the Spirits of America’s Troops and Their Families.
An estimated 1,000 guests will gather to pay special tribute to our men and women in uniform. Guests will include Washington dignitaries, Members of Congress, military leadership, members of the USO Board of Governors, USO corporate sponsors and the media.
WHEN: October 17, 2014
6:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner & Evening Program
10:30 p.m. – After Party
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
TICKETS: For more event information, please contact Emily Farwig at 703-740-4970,EFarwig@uso.org. For individual ticket purchases, please contact Dinisha Robinson at 703-908-6447 or DiRobinson@uso.org.
ACCOMMODATIONS: The USO has a limited room block at the Washington Hilton for a rate of $219 per night. Please call 1-800-445-8667 to make your reservation and reference the “USO” room block to receive the group rate.