WASHINGTON D.C. - The Academy of United States Veterans is happy to announce that Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor, director, and producer Casey Affleck will present a Vettys® award at the Fourth Annual Veterans Awards on January 20, 2019 at the renowned Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Casey Affleck starred in numerous high-grossing movies including Good Will Hunting , Gone Baby Gone , and Ocean’s Eleven . In 2007, Affleck took on the role of Robert Ford in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford , for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2017, he received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his role as Lee Chandler in Manchester By the Sea .
Affleck has been a supporter of various charities, including PETA, Stand Up to Cancer, Food Bank For New York City, J/P Haitian Relief Organization, the Los Angeles Youth Network, and has also supported the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
The Vettys® strives to be a non-partisan celebration of the tremendous achievements of the veteran community, as well as a recognition of the notable work of organizations and individuals who are committed to providing support to those who have served. This year’s Vettys® theme is America, Through the Veterans lens, and the black-tie gala will honor seven individuals and organizations who have demonstrated relentless dedication and selfless service to the veteran community and their families.
“We are delighted to have multiple talents from the entertainment industry joining us in honoring our veterans on this remarkable Vettys® nigh. Casey’s attendance is truly one for the books, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” says President and CEO of the Academy of United States Veterans, Assal Ravandi.
The seven categories for this year’s Vettys® are: Employment, Leadership, Mental Health, Lifetime Achievement, Women Veterans, Veterans Homelessness, as well as Veterans Choice.
For more information about The Vettys ® and to purchase tickets, visit www.vettys.org
About the Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV)
As members of the Academy of United States Veterans, we believe that our obligation to our community of service members is principally vital. We effectively utilize advocacy and outreach to ensure that decision-makers and supporters have a sense of clarity on the truth that lies behind the issues. The Academy of United States Veterans has been established to educate and advocate through recognition and organization on behalf of the community to ensure a promising future for a new generation of veterans and organizations that work tirelessly on their mission of service. www.vettys.org