Joyce Bender, Angela Reynolds and Khrysta Brown. #SEENInspiring
Ted Kennedy, Jr., and Deb Rice-Johnson.
Morgan O'Brien and David Holmberg.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
What: Private Donors Reception to Support Project SERVE.
When and Where: Tuesday at the Duquesne Club.
Why: The United Way of Allegheny County and Highmark raised awareness of the lack of jobs for veterans as they return to civilian life. Project SERVE supports veterans and their families.
Quotable Moments: Special guest speaker Ted Kennedy Jr. reflected on losing his leg to bone cancer at age 12. "Working with wounded warriors who have also lost limbs has given me a point of connection. This project helps vets help themselves. They don't want a handout. They want a job." Angela Reynolds, United Way director of programs for financially struggling adults and families in Allegheny County, added, "Female veterans face higher rates of unemployment than both male veterans and non-veteran females. Homelessness for female vets also is on the rise, and we are seeking holistic solutions to deal with these issues."
#SEEN: Highmark's CEO David Holmberg, Morgan O'Brien, Joyce Bender, Bob Baum, Jack Wagner, Joe Massaro III, Charles LaVallee, Brooks Robinson, Jaqui Stilson, Marlon Ferguson, Heather Uphold, Nick Palazetti, Paul Puopolo, Eric Lisel, Michael Dewitt, Patricia Siger, Debi Mahoney, Christine Kobus and Dan Onorato.
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