Red Cross Annual Salute to Service

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Provided by the American Red Cross

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region will hold its annual Salute to Service at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. The event will bring together more than 600 military, government, corporate and community leaders showcasing the engagement of the community in making Red Cross services available for the region. The Salute to Service will celebrate extraordinary individuals and their contributions to humanitarian services and our country. Through our Networked for Care theme, we will also be highlighting the use of technology in providing service to more people more efficiently and effectively.

This year’s honorees include David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group, who will receive the Lifetime of Service Award, and Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard, will receive the Tiffany Circle Distinguished Woman Warrior Award. Teresa Carlson will accept the Corporate Hero Award on behalf of Amazon and Sean Breslin will accept the Community Partner Award on behalf of AvalonBay Communities.

This year’s Salute to Service Emcee will be NBC4 News Team Anchor Leon Harris. During our VIP Reception, David Rubenstein will be interviewed by Chris Ullman, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group.

You can learn more about our honorees and this year’s event here. As the largest fundraising event of the year for the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, funds raised are transformed into services that the American Red Cross delivers to our community every day.

This year’s Salute to Service is made possible by the following sponsors: 

  • Presenting Sponsors: Amazon Web Services; AvalonBay Communities
  • Lifetime of Service Award Sponsor: GTT Communications, Inc.
  • Tiffany Circle Distinguished Woman Warrior Award Sponsor: Cassaday & Company, Inc.
  • Platinum Sponsors: Emergent BioSolutions; OptumServe
  • Valet Sponsors: Pyramid Systems, Inc.
  • Heroes Sponsors: Ernst and Young; J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNCR.


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