2019 NEOPAT Gala

We appreciate your support and attendance at the 2019 NEOPAT Gala.  It was an amazing evening filled with remembrance, celebration and honoring those who serve or have served our great country. We are grateful for each and every one of our attendees, sponsors, honorees, and volunteers who made such a wonderful event possible and furthered our mission to support our veterans. Thank you for being a part of the growth! Click here for a recap of the evening!



The 2019 Charles Kirby Wilcox Hero Honoree is US Army First Lieutenant John M. Runkle, Jr.

Struck by an improvised explosive device during Operation Enduring Freedom, John will always be remembered for the service to the country he loved. Learn more about John in this powerful video.



It was an honor to be in the presence of Hershel “Woody” Williams and hear him speak at the NEOPAT Gala! The sole surviving Marine from WWII to wear the Medal of Honor truly is a hero. Listen as the audience joined him in declaring “The Cause Is Greater Than I.” Thank you Woody for joining us!


Learn more about Woody and his mission to honor Gold Star Families and support post traumatic growth at http://hwwmohf.org/



NEOPAT is proud to partner with Modern Warrior Live to help veterans along their journey of post traumatic growth. It was a privilege to have a short performance featuring Dominick Farinacci and Jaymes Poling during the NEOPAT Gala. For more information on Modern Warrior Live, click here.



Thank you to our 2019 Gala Sponsors for their gracious support!



  • Connecting for a Cause
  • Keybank Foundation
  • Kitchen Saver
  • The Scott & Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation
  • WOD on the Waves




  • Carroll Glass
  • CBC National Bank Mortgage
  • Dominic & Amy Offredo
  • Don Joseph Toyota
  • First Energy
  • Eric & Elizabeth Fudo
  • Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation
  • Hudec Dental
  • Michael & Jaime Swallow
  • Miele Foundation
  • The Murdough Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation



  • Alex & Susie Schmitt
  • Alexandria Flynn
  • Alliance Bernstein L.P.
  • Andrews Moving & Storage
  • Blinds & Sons
  • CBIZ, Inc.
  • Churchwell Fire Consultants
  • Classic Event Services, LLC
  • Cohen & Company
  • Eclipse Co.
  • EY
  • Knights Templar of Ohio
  • Primus Capital
  • Rubber City Radio Group
  • Siegfried Group
  • South East Harley-Davidson
  • Tom & Lori Gallagher
  • WTH Fund Schwab Charitable
  • Zito Insurance Agency



  • Bernie Moreno Companies/Hotcards
  • House of La Rose
  • L’Nique Linens
  • Superior Beverage Group