SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation Celebrates Navy SEALs and Families

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— March 26, 2014 — Join the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation and title sponsor PNC Financial Services Group for an unforgettable evening gala to raise funds and awareness for the US Navy SEALs and their families on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Quail Hollow Club. PNC has a long history of supporting military personnel and veterans, including a 2013 initiative to hire more veterans and encourage other organizations to hire veterans.“PNC is proud to be working with an organization that is devoted to making lives better for our military personnel and veterans”

“PNC is proud to be working with an organization that is devoted to making lives better for our military personnel and veterans,” said Weston M. Andress, Regional President of Western Carolina. “We honor them for their sacrifices and devotion to our country, and we are happy to join with the Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation in supporting them.”

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and unique silent auction featuring many one-of-a-kind military packages and experiences. Guests will then experience a skydiving and ground demonstration by former US Navy SEALs with many surprises in store.

Joseph J. Grano, Chairman and CEO of Centurian Holdings, former Chairman of the Homeland Security Council and Special Forces Green Beret is the evening’s featured keynote speaker. He will be followed by a Naval Special Warfare (NSW) family member who will share first-hand, the sacrifice of the families and the need to support the NSW community. Special guests will include four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, including US Navy SEAL, Mike Thornton, board member of the Foundation. The program will be followed by a LIVE auction featuring destination and special operations packages not available to the public.

The evening spotlight performance will be country singer and songwriter, Edwin McCain.

You can support the work of the Foundation with a donation or by purchasing tickets to our inaugural event in the Charlotte region – the event is reaching sellout. Tickets for the evening gala are $500 per person, with tables available for $5,000. Sponsorship opportunities may still available. For details, please contact Dayna Klock at Other supporters of our evening include: “Friends of the Foundation” – led by Fred Stubblefield III, Hunter Edwards and Wesley Jones, and also Siskey Industries, ACN, Salus Government Properties, BD&H Marketing, Premier Alliance, Natixsis Global, and Thales Visionix.

About the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation supports individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments. With SEALs, their ability to stay fit and focused determines the success of every mission. Part of our job is to facilitate that focus by ensuring every SEAL knows his family is, and will be taken care of.  Our motto is “Taking care of THEIR family while they protect OURS.”  SEAL-NSWFF programs include Family Resiliency and Services, NSW Kids, Bereavement Support, Transition Assistance, Counter Deployment, Global Outreach, Emergency Assistance and Wounded Warriors. For more information or to make a donation,visit


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