"For the Love of Our Troops" Annual Dinner


Many to Thank for Annual Dinner

Some 900 guests joined The Home Front Cares and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Oct. 5, 2012, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs for our annual “For the Love of Our Troops” dinner. There were too many volunteers and helpers to thank every person involved, but The Home Front Cares extends special heartfelt gratitude for the support of the following people who made the evening both possible and a success:

Dinner Committee Co-chairs Al Batey, Bliss Krucas and Marguerite Brown

Emcee Betty Sexton of KKTV. And thanks to KKTV for their camera support. Betty and KKTV have supported our dinner for years.

Larry Hill, who flew into Colorado Springs from California to once again provide the audio-visual services for the event.

Denise Bac of The Broadmoor

And the following sponsors, donors and in-kind supporters:

Honorarium Sponsor: JBI Construction, Inc.
Title Sponsor: Sam's Club
Platinum Sponsors: HuHot Mongolian Grill and TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Gold Sponsors: Groove Auto and Phil Long Dealerships
Silver Sponsors: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, PCL Construction, The Equity Group, and United Launch Alliance
Bronze Sponsors: Grainger Foundation, ITT Exelis, and USOC Paralympics

“A” Table Sponsors: ASRC, Col. John Haaren, USAF (Ret), El Pomar Foundation, Goyak Group, John Dunker, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Penrose St. Francis Health Services, Regional Leadership Forum, Scitor, Security Service Federal Credit Union, TechWise, The Boeing Company, USAA, and USFalcon

“B” Table Sponsors: 5 Star Bank, Al Batey, Art Klein Construction, ATK, Barker-Pope Family, The Broadmoor, Bryan Hartwig, Carolyn DeKok, Colorado Springs State Bank, Cujkati Design, Dave Tohlen, Ent Federal Credit Union, First Command Financial Services, Jerry & Carol Lubell, Hon. Peter Teets, Kratos, L3 Communications, Lance P. Sijan Chapter, AFA, Max Miller, Military Cable Ads, NDIA-Rocky Mountain Chapter, Tepa, LLC, Veteran Engineering and Technology, LLC, West Point Class of 1974, and University of the Rockies

Foundations: Energy Outreach Colorado, and Woodford Foundation

Special Partners & Sponsors: Blums Florist, Cheers Liquor Mart, Republic National Distributing Co Foundation Inc, Colorado Springs Gazette, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, and Pam Cress/Black Tie Events


* The Home Front Cares’ fiscal year runs May 1-April 30. We apologize for any omissions and we graciously thank all of our donors, big or small, who cannot be listed. Your support makes our work possible and makes a difference in the lives of Colorado’s service members, veterans, and their families. Thank you!