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Swords to Plowshares' 21st Annual Veterans Day Dinner Honoring Local Veterans

PRWeb Thursday, 9 November 2017 ()
Swords to Plowshares honors law firm Cooley LLP as their Pro Bono Partner of the Year and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Miguel Briseño Jr and U.S. Navy veteran Starcia Cousar as their 2017 Profiles of Courage.

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) November 09, 2017

On Friday, November 10th, Swords to Plowshares, San Francisco’s leading nonprofit veteran service agency, will host its 21st annual Veterans Day Dinner and Profiles of Courage Award Ceremony.

Over 500 community supporters will join to pay tribute to Swords to Plowshares and their tireless efforts to serve thousands of Bay Area veterans and improve their lives. This year, Swords to Plowshares recognizes the dedicated commitment to pro bono services from Cooley LLP and honor our Profiles of Courage, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Miguel Briseño Jr and U.S. Navy veteran, Starcia Cousar. The Master of Ceremony will be Michael Krasny, the host of KQED’s award-winning Forum.

Swords to Plowshares 21st Annual Veterans Day Dinner, Profiles of Courage Awards

Friday, November 10, 2015; 5:30 PM

Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

“We take tremendous pride in demonstrating the impact of our work and our veteran clients who overcame incredible obstacles in their transition from combat to community,” said Swords to Plowshares Executive Director Michael Blecker. “As a Vietnam veteran myself, their stories inspire me. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Veterans Day than honoring these vets who have come so far.”

The following awardees will be recognized:

The law firm of Cooley LLP, will be named the 2017 Pro Bono Partner of the Year; their involvement since 2014 includes serving on the pro bono advisory board, staffing legal clinics, taking on individual veterans’ cases, and serving on Swords to Plowshares board of directors. Attorney John Keker, a founding partner at the law firm of Keker, Van Nest, & Peters LLP, will present the award.

Miguel Briseño Jr, an Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm combat veteran, father of six children, former housing client at Swords to Plowshares; Starcia Coursar, a US Navy veteran, single mother of three young children, and former housing, employment, and legal client of Swords to Plowshares, will be presented with the 2017 Profile of Courage. Each year, Swords to Plowshares recognizes veterans who have turned their lives around and shown great courage in the face of adversity with the Profiles of Courage award. Their stories of triumph speak to the full range of services that Swords to Plowshares provides and illustrate the success of the organization’s nationally-recognized programs.

“The services that we offer empower veterans to live meaningful and productive lives. We restore dignity and hope to veterans in need daily. Our Veterans Day Dinner allows us to raise the crucial funds needed to serve San Francisco’s veteran population. Without support from the community, our work would not be possible,” said Mr. Blecker.

Premier sponsors of the 21st Annual Veterans Day Dinner include: Morrison & Foerster Foundation and Morrison & Foerster LLP, William & Sherrie Millichap, Chevron, Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins LLP, RHE Charitable Foundation, Cooley LLP, Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP and John & Tina Keker, Qatalyst Partners, Zephyr Real Estate, and Alaska Airlines.

About Swords to Plowshares:
Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides case management, mental health assessment and referral, rapid re-housing and eviction prevention services, employment and training, supportive housing, and legal benefits assistance for low-income, homeless and at-risk veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area. Swords to Plowshares promotes and protects the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state and national entities. Learn more about the work of Swords to Plowshares, and ways in which you can help, by visiting our website at http://www.stp-sf.org.
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