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Virtual Honoring Our Heroes Gala 2020

November 11, 2020
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Join Us In Honoring the Men and Women of the U.S. Armed Forces

Now more than ever, we are face with the reality of increasing homelessness of our veterans. Your support of our Honoring Our Heroes Gala which coincides with Veterans Day is key to ensuring the success of New Directions mission.

For the first time ever, anyone, anywhere can join us in cyber-space for the Gala. All you need is a computer or mobile device with access to the internet. To keep you up to date on the program and amazing auction items, please RSVP here. Please share with your friends so no one misses this once in a lifetime experience.

The night’s festivities will be hosted by actor, comedian, singer and long time supporter of New Directions for Veterans:

Steven Weber


Veteran Honorees:

Coming Soon

Schedule

November 4, 2020 – 10:00 am – Auction Bidding Begins. Visit: (check back on November 4th)
November 11, 2020 – 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm – Virtual Honoring Our Heroes Gala
November 14, 2020 – 12:00 pm – Auction Bidding Closes

Contact Information

As this is our first-ever virtual Gala, we apologize for any technical difficulties, delays, or disruptions you may experience. If you are unable to join us during the live broadcast, the Honoring Our Heroes video will be available for viewing afterwards at https://ndvets.org.

Sponsor Opportunities

To view all of our Sponsor opportunities and/or become a supporter, please click fill out our writable PDF form, print it and/or save it, then email it to Dawn Zamudio at dzamudio@ndvets.org.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Dawn at  (626) 627-6552 or via email

Thank you to our wonderful & amazing Sponsors!!

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR PATRON

Johnny Carson Foundation

SILVER STAR PATRON

Hahn Block Family Foundation

Occidental Entertainment

BRONZE STAR PATRON

TeamCFO
David and Shirley Baylor

LEGION OF MERIT PATRON

Anonymous


RSVP

RSVP to receive the latest updates on the virtual Honoring Our Heroes Gala 2020 straight to your inbox. Provide your mobile number to receive event and auction updates via text message.


AUCTION

If you experience difficulty accessing or participating in the online auction, please contact Dawn Zamudio at
(626) 627-6552 or email: dzamudio@ndvets.org.

Auction will open on November 4th at 10am. Check back soon for instructions, the active link and how to join the auction. 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS AUCTION DONORS.

Bradford Portraits
Harbor Freight
Hollywood Wax Museum
Los Angeles Kings
Pacific Park
Picaboo
Rowley Portraits
Rubio’s
Blue Start Mothers of Santa Clarita

DONATE AUCTION ITEMS

Please consider donating an item to our online auction. Your contribution is so important to the success of this fundraising event. In addition to recognition on the website, during the Gala and in the auction, your contribution is tax deductible, as allowed by law. If you would like to donate an item for the auction please contact Dawn Zamudio at (626) 627-6552 or email: dzamudio@ndvets.org.

FUND THE MISSION

As part of the virtual Honoring Our Heroes Gala, we will host our Fund Our Mission segment. Each year we identify specific needs for our veterans, programs and services. Please help us fund these special needs through our online auction. Please check back November 4th when the auctions open for the Fund the Mission list of needs located among the Auction Packages.

HONORING OUR HEROES VIRTUAL GALA FAQ

HOW CAN I VIEW THE PROGRAM WHILE BIDDING ON THE ONLINE AUCTION?

We encourage you to use at least two devices, one to view the gala and one to bid in our auction simultaneously, and recommend that you enable text notifications through CharityAuctionsToday.com for status updates regarding your bids.

I WILL BE UNAVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 11TH. HOW CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?

You will be able to make donations at any time prior to November 4th by contacting Dawn Zamudio at
(626) 627-6552 or email: dzamudio@ndvets.org.

CAN NON MEMBERS PARTICIPATE?

All individuals are able to participate in watching our virtual program. We encourage you to share the invitation with your friends and family. You can register on the RSVP link above.

You must be 18 years or old to bid on the online auction packages, and 21 years or older to bid on any alcohol related auction packages.

ARE MY CONTRIBUTIONS TAX-DEDUCTABLE?

If you are an event sponsor or donating, your contribution is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Auction packages won above the fair market value are tax-deductible in the amount of the difference. For federal income tax purposes you may be able to deduct the portion of your purchase price that exceeds the item’s fair market value (FMV), if you paid the excess with the intent to make a charitable contribution.

Please note that transaction fees and taxes associated with your contribution are not tax-deductible. For any additional questions, please consult your tax advisor.

WILL I RECEIVE AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER FOR MY TAX RECORDS?

Acknowledgement letters and tax receipts will be mailed within two weeks following the Gala. If you would like to request the acknowledgment by email, please contact Dawn Zamudio.