The Mission: ABLE Awards

Paralyzed Veterans of America gathers friends, partners, supporters and veterans and their families at the Mission: ABLE Awards to honor those who have worked painstakingly to create an America where our veterans are able to access everything they need to live full and rewarding lives.

The Mission: ABLE Awards recognizes 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.

The Mission: ABLE Awards provides a unique opportunity to network and to have your support recognized among our distinguished guests, elected officials, senior military, Veterans Affairs and Defense Health Agency leadership and corporate and philanthropic leaders.

Through advocacy, direct assistance provided on an individualized basis, adaptive sports opportunities across the country, collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other substantive and tangible services, Paralyzed Veterans of America stands alone in the depth and breadth of services that it proudly provides to veterans and their families.

The Awards that are given on this special evening are in recognition of a continued commitment to our paralyzed veterans and their families and include the following:

The Achieve: ABLE Award
For leadership and financial support of Paralyzed Veterans' mission to ensure disabled veterans have access to Care, Jobs and Benefits

The Employ: ABLE Award
For leadership to end veterans unemployment

The Sustain: ABLE Award
For leadership and financial support of Paralyzed Veterans' mission and Paralyzed Veterans' programs and services

The Humanitarian Award
For outstanding contributions to support disabled veterans

The 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards

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.

Be a Sponsor or Donate

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

Donate to the 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards Event

Corporate Leadership Committee

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

Nadeem Butler
President and CEO, Technatomy Corporation
Co-Chair, 2018 Mission:ABLE Awards

Sean Kelley
Customer Engagement Manager, Leidos
Co-Chair, 2018 Mission: ABLE Awards

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

Social Media

Event hashtag: #MissionABLEAwards
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Past Events

2017 Mission: ABLE Awards Sponsors

2017 Mission: ABLE Awards photos

For More Information

Contact Jane Eakins: or (202) 368-5060