Schnader Attorneys Attend the 69th Anniversary Liberty USO GalaOn October 1, 2010 by Schnader
Two of Schnader’s attorneys – Albert Dandridge and J. Denny Shupe – attended the Liberty USO’s 69th Anniversary Gala on Friday, October 1 at the Loews Philadelphia. This very special event supports the programs offered by the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey (“Liberty USO”). Each year, the Liberty USO uses this event to honor a heroic local “Service Member of the Year” from each of the five braches of the Armed Forces. In addition, this year, former U.S. Homeland Security Director and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was honored with the distinguished Liberty Award and Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid was honored with the Chairman’s Award.
Mr. Dandridge is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Liberty USO, and both Mr. Dandridge and Mr. Shupe have long been active in raising funds and supporting the programs of this organization.
The Liberty USO is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization – not a government agency – and is supported solely through voluntary contributions. The organization receives no government funding. The Anniversary Gala is the major fundraising event for the Liberty USO, and provides funding and support for the programs the organizations provides to service personnel throughout the entire year, including marriage enrichment programs, survivor networking, summer camp programs for children of service personnel, phone cards, Helping Hand (a program that provides assistance with families having short-term difficulty paying utility bills due to a family member’s deployment), Liberty Cares Food Vouchers (a program that provides grocery vouchers to assist families trying to make ends meet due to reduced circumstances while the reservist or Guardsman is activated), Program Einstein (a program that provides vouchers and gift certificates for the purchase of back-to-school supplies for the children of service members), and United Through Reading (a program that allows deployed military personnel to choose book from the USO library, videotape themselves reading the book, and then have the book and the videotape sent to the deployed parent’s child), as well as the operation of numerous service centers and deployment support of many tens of thousands of military personnel departing to and returning from Iraq, Afghanistan and other worldwide deployment locations.