StreetShares Foundation Sponsors the 4th Annual Veterans Awards Honoring Military Veterans

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The StreetShares Foundation named annual sponsor of the 4th Annual Veteran Awards (Vettys), presented by the Academy of United States Veterans

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“The Vettys® – now in its 4th year – has become an event of significant national reach,” said Rockefeller. “It’s a night for the entire nation to come together, put all differences aside, and celebrate the veteran’s community.”

The StreetShares Foundation announces sponsorship of the Vettys®, a black-tie awards show presented by the Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV) to honor military community leaders, innovators and the leading veterans’ organizations. The Vettys®, hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper, will be held on Jan. 20, 2019 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. Military leaders, the leading veteran service organizations, and prominent government officials will be in attendance along with Hollywood actors, including Academy Award winner Casey Affleck, Ian Bohen, Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Nate Boyer. The event will honor the most impactful veterans’ organizations – as nominated and voted by military veterans. Special tributes of the lives of President George H.W. Bush and Senator John McCain are also planned.

Mark L. Rockefeller, Air Force Veteran and Chairman of the StreetShares Foundation Board serves as Chairman of the Vettys® Board of Governors. “The Vettys® – now in its 4th year – has become an event of significant national reach,” said Rockefeller. “It’s a night for the entire nation to come together, put all differences aside, and celebrate the veteran’s community.” The Board of Governors is comprised of fifteen military community thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and advocates.

The Vettys® will administer awards for the following categories: Employment, Leadership, Mental Health, Lifetime Achievement, Veterans Choice, Women Veterans and Veterans Homelessness.

StreetShares Foundation will also introduce a new award category: The Veteran-Owned Small Business Entrepreneurship Award. This award will allow the military community to recognize a veteran for exceptional accomplishment in entrepreneurship and social impact. The Academy of United States Veterans will begin accepting nominations for this and all award categories for the 2020 Vettys® beginning fall 2019. Please visit the AUSV’s website for more information.

The StreetShares Foundation hopes to see you at the Vettys® on Jan. 20. For more information please visit the AUSV’s website at Vettys.org.

About the StreetShares Foundation
The StreetShares Foundation was launched in 2016 on Veterans Day with the mission to inspire, educate, and support United States Military community entrepreneurs and produce measurable social outcomes through entrepreneurship. The StreetShares Foundation provides free business coaching, educational content, mentoring, and start-up grants for military community member. Learn more at StreetShares Foundation.

About the Academy of United States Veterans
The Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV) is a nonprofit organization that strives to educate the American people and advocate on behalf of the veteran community to ensure a bright and promising future for a new generation of veterans. We believe that, in hand with our partnerships, we can demonstrate the perseverance of veterans and the vast potential they possess, and honor the notable work of organizations and individuals who are committed to providing support to those who have served. We believe that veteran issues, while increasingly relevant, will not receive proper attention without the support of unified, strong and confident community. Therefore, we work to establish this community; one is capable of helping and improving itself, together. For more information about AUSV and the Vettys®, please visit Vettys.org.

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