Proceeds from the gala, held in Sewickley, PA on September 13, 2018, will benefit Hire Heroes USA to support creating job opportunities for U.S. military veterans and their spouses
PITTSBURGH, PA—July 3, 2018 – Continuum Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps returning troops find jobs in the IT industry, has announced that it will hold its second annual fundraising gala on September 13, 2018 with Pittsburgh Steelers legend and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Veteran John Banaszak attending as keynote speaker. Held at the historic Edgeworth Club in Sewickley, PA, the gala will benefit Hire Heroes USA, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free and effective employment services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses, while bridging the gap between these men and women and the employers who want to hire them.
In May of this year, Hire Heroes USA reached 25,000 lifetime hires, a milestone made possible by a full suite of services that includes one-one-one resume, networking and interview assistance, along with federal sector help, and a growing variety of virtual service options, like employment workshops and career fairs. The funds raised at September’s gala will go towards supporting more of these services throughout 2018 and beyond, as Hire Heroes USA looks to empower more veterans and their spouses with the skills and opportunities they need for success in the workplace.
John Banaszak, the gala’s keynote speaker, was recently inducted into the United States Marine Corp Athletic Hall of Fame. He is best-known for his 7-year career as Defensive End for the Pittsburgh Steelers—holding three Super Bowl championships. John’s passion for the veterans cause is born of his own service in the United States Marine Corps. He served two years in the USMC, and then walked on at Eastern Michigan University. John also had a distinguished college football coaching career at both Robert Morris and Washington & Jefferson Universities.
The gala is being organized entirely by volunteers from Continuum, as part of the company’s support in helping veterans find jobs in IT. Through the Continuum Veterans Foundation, employees donate 20 hours a year of paid company time to various veterans causes, including the Yellow Ribbon Girls project that helps to purchase, wrap and fill boxes for veterans overseas.
“The increasing impact Hire Heroes USA continues to make on the lives of veterans and their families is due, in no small measure, to the generous support we receive from loyal and dedicated funders, like the Continuum Veterans Foundation,” said Christopher Plamp, Chief Executive Officer of Hire Heroes USA and a retired Air Force colonel. “Hire Heroes USA’s real impact is measured by the effect our services have had on the lives and well-being of every single individual who has sought our help. Whether they are unemployed, underemployed or transitioning to the civilian workforce, each of these men and women represents a victory that, collectively, tells a much larger story about why we do what we do - every single day. We are grateful to Continuum for their support, and to everyone who advances the efforts of the Continuum Veterans Foundation.”
“We are proud to organize our second annual Gala in support of Hire Heroes USA,” said Robert Kocis, CRO of Continuum & Board Member of the Continuum Veterans Foundation. “We established the Continuum Veterans Foundation in recognition of the service that our veterans have given to our country, and I can speak on behalf of all Continuum employees when I say that we are honored to support our veterans’ pursuit of outstanding employment across the United States.”
To register for this year’s gala or make a donation, please visit: https://page.continuum.net/events/continuum-veterans-foundation-gala-2018.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available: Companies and individuals who wish to sponsor the event can contact Michele Dymkoski at the Continuum Cranberry Township Office at 724-720-9000 or email GalaDonations@Continuum.net.
For more information or to view pictures of last year’s event please visit the Continuum Veterans Foundation website at: cvf.continuum.net.