PVA Gala

Septeber 24th - MGM National Harbor

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, MGM National Harbor 

(just outside Washington, DC)

Paralyzed Veterans of America Gala (formerly Mission: ABLE Awards) celebrates organizations, businesses, and people that lead efforts and champion the rights of disabled veterans, providing them assistance and opportunity to live their lives with dignity and respect.

We will bestow awards to innovators and influencers in the areas of civil rights, employment, and social progress. Learn about the 2018 honorees. Register by September 20, 2019.



When you support the PVA Gala, you become part of an extraordinary evening marked by a shared passion: helping veterans and others with disabilities lead their lives with dignity and respect, and free from barriers. Please download our Sponsorship Brochure to learn more about our exciting packages.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Joyce Williams at JoyceW@pva.org or (202) 416 -7705.

3 events, 2 days, 1 UnstoppABLE mission!

Join us for 18 holes, stay for the Summit, and cap it off with the Gala.


Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open
September 23 at 7:00 a.m.

The PVGO raises funds to support PVA’s employment program, PAVE, which provides free, personalized career assistance to ANY veteran, transitioning service member, spouse, or caregiver. Enjoy a beautiful day on the course alongside other PVA supporters from the veteran and military community.

PVA Partner Summit
September 24, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The PVA Partner Summit is your chance to get an inside look at some of our recent accomplishments and hear from program leaders. Gain insight from thought leaders, learn what’s in store for PVA in the upcoming months, and find out how partners can gain exposure and awareness by partnering with PVA. Hear from leaders about the state of corporate fundraising and cause marketing. Engage with panelists such as Jonathan Gibson, Executive Vice President Marketing and Business Development, Penske Corporation and Vicki Silver, Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer Feld Entertainment on engaging new audiences. And through a listening session, we want to hear from you what you need from a good partner. To learn more, contact PartnerSummit@pva.org.

Hotel Information

Guests attending the PVA Gala and the PVA Partner Summit may book rooms at the MGM National Harbor at a discounted rate of $259.00 per night (plus tax and a $25.00 resort fee). Please reserve by Wednesday, August 21, 2019.


Ed Syms 
CEO and President, Syms Strategic Group, LLC 
Sean Kelley 
EVP, Dev/IT Operations, Unissant.
Sarah Abdow
Vice President, InsigniaTechnology Services
Gil Smith 
President, Infield Media 
Immediate Past Chair
Nadeem Butler 
President and CEO, Technatomy Corporation 
Chairman Emeritus



Contact: sponsorshipteam@pva.org