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VetsinTech Fall 2017 Gala
November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM UTC-8
VetsinTech and our Host Committee – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assemblymember David Chiu, Mayor Edwin Lee, Craig Newmark, Marc and Laura Andreessen, Ron Conway, and Suzanne DiBianca – cordially invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Vets 2.0 “Beyond the Transition” Fall Gala in support of VetsinTech and in celebration of Veterans Day.
Join us on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco to celebrate Veterans’ Day at our 3rd Annual Fall Gala “Vets 2.0 Beyond the Transition.” The evening will commence with an open bar cocktail reception and silent auction. Our leading sponsors, host committee, and special guests will join us at an exclusive VIP cocktail reception. The gala will pair estate wines and an exquisite dinner with entertainment, awards, and a live auction, followed by two hours of open bar as we celebrate our service members and gala attendees.
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction: 6 pm-7 pm
Seated Dinner and Program: 7 pm-9 pm
Cocktails with Veterans Afterparty: 9 pm-11 pm
*Dress code is be semi-formal with service uniform and black tie optional.
Top companies and major foundations sponsor the Fall Gala every year. Senior executives from a wide variety of tech-focused companies and leaders in both the private and public sector attend the gala. Expect entrepreneurs, celebrities, public officials, socialites, civic leaders, and media representatives to be in attendance for this very special evening.
Sponsors receive high-profile exposure, access to an exclusive cohort of influential supporters, and coveted media attention. Visibility to an audience of prominent philanthropists, corporate leaders, and public officials through our pre-event, on-site, and post-event communications complements the philanthropic aspect of the evening festivities. Ultimately, your generous support of VetsinTech will help ensure our critical mission is a success.
VetsinTech is the only non-profit devoted 100% to getting veterans into the tech industry. Our organization is made up of technology industry leaders and former service members who support our veterans by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem through Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship – the 3Es! ViT is committed to bringing together our tech-specific network, resources, and programs to help our veterans transition from the military and into their new careers.
Over 80% of Post-9/11 veterans left the military without a job,
Veterans in the Bay Area face significant challenges and do not fare as well as their counterparts in the rest of California, Texas, Florida, Virginia, and Arizona – the states with the largest veteran populations. Nearly 13% of veterans in the Bay Area workforce are currently unemployed and actively seeking employment. Another 23% are only working part-time and 10% are unemployed but not actively seeking employment.b Unfortunately, the reality is that many veterans with jobs in the Bay Area are earning at or below the poverty level and face significant health, financial, and housing difficulties.
Over 83% of Post-9/11 veterans working in the Bay Area have a median annual gross income of less than $60,000.
The average tech salary is well into the six figures. Even entry-level tech jobs have huge growth potential after the initial year or two. We provide the training for veterans to become a cyber security specialist, a web developer, or a Salesforce admin, just to name a few. We also demystify tech through our professionalization events that help veterans translate skills from their military background into the tech ecosystem, learn how to communicate their qualifications to prospective employers, and mentor them to navigate the hiring and onboarding processes in tech companies.90% of our ViT alumni find meaningful employment, whether front-facing, in human relations, or in back-end tech fields, within six months of participating in our programs
OUR SUCCESSES ARE YOUR SUCCESSES
The Fall Veteran’s Day Gala is VetsinTech’s major fundraising event to support our critical mission. Sponsorships, in-kind gifts, and individual contributions have a direct impact on our programmatic offerings and on our ability to improve the lives of the veterans in our community.