Robinson Donovan Salutes Admiral Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Annual Soldier On Award Dinner
Managing partner Jeffrey McCormick and Robinson Donovan salute the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen on the occasion of his receipt of the prestigious Soldier On Award. The Soldier On Award recognizes individuals whose leadership and actions have advanced the goal of ending veteran homelessness.
Speaking at the award dinner, Jeffrey McCormick had the following to say:
I'm pleased to be here this evening to represent the partners and staff of Robinson Donovan.
My firm got involved with Soldier On two years ago, because we wanted to be involved with a meaningful cause. We decided writing checks wasn't enough. We've forged an innovative partnership with Soldier On. We've contributed pro-bono legal services, and support for Soldier On's marketing and outreach efforts. Most important to us, though, is that our partners and staff have been directly involved with Soldier On and the veterans it serves, not only as lawyers but as people. We pitched in, shovels in hand, to help create gardens for the women veterans in Leeds. We took the veterans who are here tonight and who were at this morning's groundbreaking in Pittsfield shopping for the formal clothing they needed for the events.
And when this dinner came up, we jumped in as the lead sponsor and underwriter.
We've done it because we know that our efforts, as well as our financial contributions, are making a difference in the lives of the veterans Soldier On Serves. It's good to know we're on the same side as someone like Admiral Mullen in this important fight.
Also speaking at the dinner was: Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Massachusetts State Senator Benjamin Downing, Pete Dougherty, Director of Homeless Programs for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Gordon Mansfield, former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Bob Woodruff, war correspondent for ABC TV and founder of reMIND, a non profit created to assist veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Stephen Coyle, CEO of the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust.