USA Cares Gala

Photos by John Sodrel

This honorable event took place at the Louisville Downtown Marriott on October 28. The night’s theme was “Standing in Reflection,” and the gala’s program featured an inspirational presentation from Captain James Barclay, a combat wounded veteran.

  • USA Cares Event Coordinator Gwendolyn Brashear, Board member Jordan Doepke and Gala Committee Chair Erica Sharp.

  • Missy Klein and Mitch Slaughter.

  • USA Cares Executive Director Hank Patton, Board Chair Bill Roby, Sr. and Jody and Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf.

  • Joe Gonzalez, USA Cares Deputy Director Jennifer Robinson, Board Treasurer Velma Hart, USA Cares Ambassador Lt. Colonel Justin Constantine (USMC-Ret.), Mark Hall and Keynote Speaker Captain James Barclay (USA-Ret.).

  • USA Cares Board member Ronald and Lisa Steptoe, Susan Patton and Board member Dick McLane.

  • Michael Sloat and Rob Paredes.

  • Jennifer Dowling with contributor Carl's Jr. and John Dowling.

  • Ashley Davis, Ed Fenton and Kate Pilbean.

  • Wooden flag creator Mark Miner and USA Cares Development Coordinator Kelli Oakley.

  • Ron Story, Lynda and John Weeks, Peggy Koetter, Brian Hart and Ray Koetter with title sponsor Delta Dental.

  • VFW Post 1170 Honor Guard, Middletown - Ray Goings, Michael Ochs, Otis Phelps and Morton King.

  • Gregg Kleer and Todd Stocksdale.

  • Marie Dyer, Army Chaplain Erik Gramling and Emcee Karen Roby.

  • Presentation of the colors.

  • USA Cares Gala at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

  • USA Cares Gala at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

  • Jim Halfhill, Jr. and Jim Halfhill, Sr.

  • Brian Forrest and Bill Howard.

  • Tiffany Johnson and Shanna Ellis.

  • Louis, Wil and Peggy Heuser, Kenneth Wright, Jon Spalding and James Bany.

  • Doug Gordon and Doug Stough.

  • Dwight Maddox and Joy and District 17 Metro Councilman Glen Stuckel.