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"A Salute to Service" Gala Supports the American Red Cross

07-09-2014 - National Capital - "A Salute to Service" Gala Supports the American Red Cross

Lifetime of Service Honoree Secretary John McHugh with gala committee member Tammy Moore and her husband Col. Lester Moore at the recent Army Ball.

Hundreds of military, government, corporate and community leaders will join together for this inspirational evening.

The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region will honor men and women of the military and their families at its “Salute to Service” Gala on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Funds raised are transformed into services delivered every day in our community.

Hundreds of military, government, corporate and community leaders will join together for this inspirational evening, which highlights the historical relationship between the Red Cross and the military and their families as well as highlighting other Red Cross services in our community. Co-Chairs of the event are J.R. Clark, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP and Donna Cooper, President, Pepco Region, Pepco Holdings, LLC.

Honorees this year are Secretary of the Army John McHugh, who is receiving the Lifetime of Service Award; Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Surgeon General of the Army, the 2014 Tiffany Circle Distinguished Woman Warrior and the Honorable Charlene Drew Jarvis, Exceptional Service Award. Emcees are Leon Harris, WJLA and Jake Tapper, CNN.

Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased at:

Committee members include:

  • Simone Acha, ERP Solutions, ECS Federal
  • Doug Beck, ICF International
  • Amy Caro, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  • Diane Casey-Landry, Founder, Managing Director, DCL Banking Advisors, LLC
  • Susan B. Chodakewitz, Tetra Tech AMT
  • Meryl Clark, CMP, Senior Marketing/Events Manager, AT&T Government Solutions
  • Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press News Correspondent and Author
  • Abby Fenton, WJLA
  • Chuck Harris, Pyramid Systems
  • Juan Carlos Iturregui, Dentons US LLP
  • Maud Iturregui
  • Goldy Kamali, FedScoop
  • Dale Koepenick, Chair, Tiffany Circle, National Capital Region
  • Carl Mayfield, RLJ Lodging Trust
  • Carl H. McNair, Jr., Major General, US Army (Ret.),
  • Tammy Moore, American Red Cross National Leadership Council, Service to the Armed Forces
  • Heather Penney, Major, DC Air National Guard (Ret.), Director, United States Air Force
  • Superiority Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Donna Rattley Washington, Comcast
  • Marin Reynes, American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir
  • Rebecca (Becky) Shambaugh, President and CEO, SHAMBAUGH
  • Gigi Schumm, (past Gala Chair) AGS Group
  • Jim Sheaffer, (past Gala Chair)
  • Joyce Shields, Chair, American Red Cross Regional Philanthropy Committee
  • Michael Spencer, Vangarde Strategies, LLC
  • Allison White Vadhan
  • Local Chairman of the Board Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services and Regional Chief Executive Officer, Linda C. Mathes serve on the committee as well.
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

    How to find us:


    Twitter: @redcrossncr | #SalutetoService14