Operation Code Veteran’s Day Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction
Portland’s leading veterans tech nonprofit celebrates three years with benefit fundraiser
PORTLAND, Ore. - Operation Code’s Veteran’s Day Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Friday, November 10th, 2017, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m at the Governor Ballroom in the Sentinel Hotel. The signature evening is a fundraiser for Operation Code’s education programs that is currently serving a community of over 3,000 military service members, guard & reserve troops, veterans, spouses and family members globally with software mentorship, tech conference scholarships, career support, networking and resources.
Individual tickets are $85 per person and are available for purchase online at www.operationcode.org/benefit. Businesses can take advantage of the unique marketing opportunity through several levels of sponsorship. Sponsorship participation provides an opportunity to show support for the Benefit and those participating, along with advertisement for your company. All sponsorship levels include different forms of signage and advertising at the event and recognition in our media outreach. All levels include a table at the Benefit. A limited block of rooms at the Sentinel Hotel are available at special pricing for our guests.
“The evening is an opportunity to pause, reflect and toast to our collective successes and wins that is driving more veterans and family members into software development and filling the nation’s technical shortage with America’s finest than ever before,” says ex-Army Captain David Molina, Operation Code’s Founder & Executive Director. “This Benefit is an opportunity to meet our scholarship recipients who have benefitted from our education programs, as well as enjoy good company and an excellent dinner, and bid on some fabulous auction items.”
The Benefit will start with no-host wine & beer, delicious hors d’oeuvres and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by a sumptuous dinner starting at 6:30 p.m, and an exciting program highlighting the work of Operation Code. “At the rate this all-volunteer organization is growing year-over-year, it’s become incredibly apparent that we not just pause for a moment to reflect on how much impact it has had, but also endow a scholarship fund,” says Chris Dawson, technology entrepreneur and 2017 Benefit Co-Chair.
At this momentous benefit, Operation Code supporters will have have the chance to meet our scholars while bidding on some of fabulous silent auction items including, Disneyland, Southwest Airlines, Toro Bravo, and Hotel Lucia.
This year’s major sponsors include, NodeJS Foundation, Sabio, and Beneficial State Bank. For a full list of 2017 sponsors and event information, visit: www.operationcode.org/benefit.
About Operation Code
Founded in 2014, Operation Code is on a mission to help the military community learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future. Through teaching veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses to code with open source projects, we’ll be able to help fill our economy’s technical talent shortage with our nation’s finest. Learn more at: www.operationcode.org.
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Media contact: David Molina, Founder & Executive Director
Please contact David Molina at David@OperationCode.org or Maggie O'Connor at Magitch1@comcast.net