Continuum Veterans Foundation to Hold 2nd Annual Gala and Fundraiser, Featuring USMC Veteran And Pittsburgh Steelers Legend John Banaszak as the Keynote Speaker

Posted by Continuum Staff

Jul 03 2018

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, 2018Continuum 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.


About Hire Heroes USA

Headquartered in the Atlanta metro area, with additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA provides consistently effective, customized career coaching services that are funded exclusively by private grants and public donations. It has earned Charity Navigator’s highest possible 4-star rating for a third consecutive year and also has a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. For more information about the nonprofit’s mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor or volunteer, please visit hireheroesusa.org and follow Hire Heroes USA on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. You can also read success stories from clients we have assisted.

About Continuum Veterans Foundation

Continuum Veterans Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing financial support to local and national charities that focus on helping veterans find jobs in IT. The Foundation was established in 2012 by Continuum®, the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, directing a portion of the revenue from its Help Desk offerings to select nonprofit veteran organizations. For more information, visit: http://cvf.continuum.net/.

About Continuum

Continuum empowers managed IT service providers, giving them the technology platform, services and processes they need to simplify IT management and deliver exceptional service to their small and medium-sized clients. Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model combines an unmatched SaaS-based technology suite with a world-class NOC, SOC and Help Desk, allowing them to not only remotely monitor, manage, secure and backup their clients’ IT environments from a single pane of glass, but scale rapidly and profitably. Continuum employs more than 1,400 professionals worldwide and monitors more than 1 million endpoints for its 5,800 partners, including IT service providers servicing more than 65,000 SMB customers and web hosting providers protecting more than 250,000 servers with Continuum’s BDR product line.

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