Always Remember Gala | 2018
VOICES 10th Annual Always Remember Gala!
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VOICES 10th Annual Always Remember Gala was held on April 12 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. Once again, the event was a wonderful success thanks to the support of so many. As always, there was a strong sense of community among the nearly 300 attendees, who came together to reflect, remember and support our work.
We were thrilled to have Mike Greenberg, ESPN's award-winning journalist and broadcaster, serve as our Emcee. As a lifelong New Yorker, Mike set the tone for the evening of reflection and optimism. He shared his heartfelt personal story about the loss of a long-time friend on 9/11, combined with his hope for the future conveyed through his signature humor and wit.
VOICES 2018 Leadership Award was presented to Former Secretary of Defense, Leon E. Panetta in recognition of his lifetime commitment to public service spanning over five decades, and his unwavering dedication to protecting our nation. During his remarks, Secretary Panetta spoke about his time as CIA Director and the operation that brought down Osama Bin Laden.
60 Minutes Award-Winning Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan was recognized with VOICES 2018 Building Bridges Award for her extraordinary bravery and dedication to reporting the news, ensuring international communication of world events. Ms. Logan shared her personal story of resilience and her passion for making a difference.
Funds raised at this years’ Gala will help us to provide long-term mental health services for 9/11 families, survivors and responders, while also helping communities impacted by other tragedies, in the United States and abroad.
All of us at VOICES are grateful for the generosity and continued support of our friends, donors and sponsors. Together we will realize our vision – to create a world where those impacted by terrorism and mass violence will receive the mental health care and resources they need to ensure healing and resilience in their lives.