The Place: Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland, on Thursday.
The Purpose: Veterans Leadership Program hosted A Tribute to Veterans to honor veterans and those who serve them. More than 600 guests – including military personnel, community and business leaders – gathered to hear inspiring stories, listen to live entertainment, applaud well-deserved awards and enjoy a bit of good-natured ribbing.
Awards go to: Veteran of the Year awardee Jessica Wright, acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness at the Department of Defense. Chairman’s Award: Sgt. Doug Vitale. 2014 Community Partner Award: Julie Hera DeStefano. 2014 Corporate Leader Award: PNC Bank.