The Mission: ABLE Awards

The Mission: ABLE Awards – Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Each year, Paralyzed Veterans of America gathers friends, partners, supporters, veterans and their families together for a celebration called the Mission: ABLE Awards. Held in Washington, DC, these awards honor those who painstakingly work to create an America where our veterans are able to access everything they need to live full and rewarding lives.

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About the Mission: ABLE Awards

The Mission: ABLE Awards recognize those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and fought for expanded rights for the 22 million courageous veterans, 56.7 million people with disabilities, and 800,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury or disease.

During this special evening, awards are given to individuals, organizations and supporters whose commitment to paralyzed veterans and their families goes above and beyond. Awards are given in the following categories:

The Access: ABLE Award  
For leadership in making the world accessible to everyone with disabilities.

The Employ: ABLE Award  
For leadership to end veteran unemployment.

The Sustain: ABLE Award  
For leadership and financial support of Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission, programs and services.

2018 Honorees 

About the Event

The Mission: ABLE Awards provides a unique opportunity for guests to network with distinguished individuals, elected officials, senior military, Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Health Agency leadership, and corporate and philanthropic leaders.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 
Time: 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Trump International Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004

Learn More: 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards Fact Sheet (PDF)
Proceeds benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit congressionally-chartered veterans service organization.

Paralyzed Veterans of America and Our Mission

Be a Sponsor or Donate

2018 Mission: ABLE Awards Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship Opportunities Overview and Pledge Form (PDF)

2018 Sponsors

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Corporate Leadership Committee

Gil Smith 
President, Infield Media 
Chairman, 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards

Nadeem Butler 
President and CEO, Technatomy Corporation 
Chairman Emeritus, 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards

Sean Kelley 
Vice President, Business Development, Military and Veteran’s Health Solutions, Leidos 
Co-Chair, 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards

Ed Syms 
CEO and President, Syms Strategic Group, LLC 
Co-Chair, 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards

Sarah Abdow
Vice President of Military Health, InsigniaTechnology Services
Co-Chair, 2018 Mission:   ABLE Awads

Social Media

Event hashtag: #MissionABLEAwards, #PVAUnstoppABLE
Twitter: @MissionABLE and @PVA1946
Facebook: facebook.com/ParalyzedVeteransMissionABLE and facebook.com/ParalyzedVeterans
Instagram: instagram.com/pva1946

Past Events

2017 Mission: ABLE Awards Sponsors

2017 Mission: ABLE Awards photos

For More Information

Contact Jane Eakins: JaneE@pva.org or (202) 368-5060