The gala dinner and auction celebrating the 10th anniversary of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America was held at Cipriani,42 Street. They honored Admiral Mike Mullen and Uber CEO Travis
Kalanick. It was founded in 2004, by Iraq veteran and CEO Paul Rieckhoff, supporting veterans throughout their lives with policies from federal and local levels.
The Admiral had been military advisor to Presidents George W. Bush
and President Barack Obama. The honorable Robert A.McDonald, Secretary,
U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs, and past CEO of Proctor and Gamble
spoke to over 600 guests at dinner saying that the organization has" laser-like focus" rebuilding trust and that there is nothing more important than caring about veterans. In the majestic
setting, the band played, Willie Geist emceed , Kandace Springs sang and $120,000
was raised with a live auction.
With Speaker the Honorable Robert. A. McDonald
Secretary -U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.