Sue and Harvey Allon Denver Evening of Tribute

Benefit Raises Over $1,000,000 For U.S. Navy SEALs And Their Families

Thursday evening, executives, supporters, and heroes came together for the 10th Annual Denver Evening of Tribute benefiting the Navy SEAL Foundation at Modern Aviation. The event raised over $1,000,000 for the Navy SEAL Foundation’s mission to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.

The Navy SEAL Foundation presented Sue and Harvey Allon, CEO, Braddock Financial, with the prestigious Patriot Award. This award is presented to an individual or organization that has contributed greatly to our nation and who has demonstrated and upheld the same values epitomized by the Navy SEAL community.

“Throughout the years, Sue and I have had the honor and pleasure to meet and get to know many members of the SEAL community and the people at the Foundation. They are real people who are capable of extraordinary acts,” said Harvey. “Many SEALs who began their careers around 9-11 are now retiring after twenty years of service that comprised constant rotations into combat zones or training. As we try to imagine what a transition out of that career must encompass, we can be grateful that the Navy SEAL Foundation is there to assist at every level.”

Vice Admiral Joseph D. Kernan, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, (SEAL), USN., RET. delivered the evening’s keynote speech.

“Our adversaries care little of the past events, or our values, just about current and future opportunities to undermine our great republic. They operate lawlessly and elusively in expansive physical and virtual domains,” said Kernan. “But you can be assured, there is no complacency within the Naval Special Warfare community, but rather an unyielding willingness to face multiple and diverse threats – that willingness matched near-equally by the leadership of our nation to call upon our force to cope with the most daring and challenging missions.”

Jacqueline and Kenneth Brody served as the Admiral Presenting Sponsors for the Tribute event. Mary and Thomas Bagley served as the Tribute event Co-Chairs. Sue and Harvey Allon, CEO of Braddock Financial, and Larry A. Mizel, Chairman, MDC/Richmond and American Homes Foundation, served as Vice-Chairs.

Jonah Cave, Investment Partners, and Matt Flavin, CEO Concord Energy, served as the Denver Evening of Tribute Host Committee Co-Chairs alongside Host Committee members: Justin Bliffen* CEO Brigade Energy, Jesse Clay* CEO Renegade Building Services, Mike Corbett* Investment Consultant Innovest Portfolio Solutions, Robert M. Dannenberg President Quint Advisors, Michael Dauro* SVP Operations Alliant Insurance Services, Cindy Dietz Marsh Gold Star Mother of Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Jr., Darren Fisk, Eric Frohardt*, Matt Grosjean Managing Partner Centennial Gun Club, DeForest A. Hamilton III Director Colorado Springs Field Office Boeing Defense Space & Security, Roger Hutson President/CEO HRM Resources II LLC, Matt Joblon BMC Investments, Troy Malesky* Associate Broker Makers Commercial, Eric Marshall President C2 Integrations, RDML (Ret.) Scott Moore* Advisor Navy SEAL Foundation, Jody Newton Masterworks LLC, Malachi O’Neill, David Preedy* Rocky Mountain UDT SEAL Association, Dan Resnick Owner The Goddard School Ward Road, Jim Sullivan CEO Sullivan Companies. [* – SEAL Veteran]

The evening kicked off with a special exhibition jump from the Patriot Parachute Team, conducted by five former Navy SEALs. During the evening program RADM Kerry Metz (SEAL), USN, RET. led a moving Toast to the Fallen.

Next year’s Denver Evening of Tribute is scheduled to take place on August 4, 2022.


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