Photo Advisory: Former Secretary Robert Gates Addresses 2014 Winter NAPE Attendees at its Annual NAPE Charities Industry Luncheon. Photo Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2014 Winter NAPE Charities Industry Luncheon keynote speaker, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, addresses NAPE attendees at its annual fundraising event where 100 percent of ticket sales and sponsorships are donated to charities that aid U.S. Veterans. This year, NAPE has selected four worthy charities to receive the monies raised: the Mission Continues, Support-A-Soldier, Canine Companions for Independence and the Lone Survivor Foundation. Former Navy Seal and Lone Survivor founder Marcus Luttrell was also on hand to personally receive the donation. To date, the NAPE Charities Industry Luncheon has raised more than $4 million for deserving charities supporting American veterans.