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LA Gala

June 08, 2019 6:00 - 11:00 pm

Newport Beach Country Club, Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach, CA, USA

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2019 LA Gala Honoree: Jeff Frieden

Grateful Americans Charity 2019 Honoree

It is our privilege to honor Jeff Frieden at the 2019 Masquerade Ball -

Unmasking the Stigma Surrounding PTSD

June 8th at the Newport Beach Country Club.

Jeff was raised by a military war veteran and has an unwavering sense of respect and loyalty to the men and women of the military that give so much of themselves every day for all of us. Jeff is one of the founding benefactors of Grateful Americans Charity. His generous and unwavering support has helped us raise awareness of PTSD, and to address veteran homelessness resulting from the disorder which affects thousands of veterans and their families. Each and every event held by Grateful Americans Charity has benefitted from Jeff's support. He has helped make it possible, in just three short years, to raise enough funds to save over 1000 veterans' lives.

Did you know?

On any given night, 62,619 veterans have no home, with the highest population of homeless veterans living right here in Southern California.

We lose a veteran to suicide every 65 minutes and in the last 10 years the number of veteran's suicides are 2 - 3x's that of civilian suicides.

The unfortunate saying among veterans is, "Delay, deny until I die." This is an unacceptable state of affairs that cannot be allowed to continue.


We invite everyone to join us in this cause and to help us celebrate our 2019 honoree, Jeff Frieden, for his passion and commitment to saving the lives of veterans that fought to defend this country.

Grateful Americans Charity 2019 Emcee: Fritz Coleman

Fritz Coleman is NBC4 Southern California's beloved weathercaster for the NBC4 News. A Southern California broadcasting icon, he is renowned in the region for his extensive knowledge of weather, his sense of humor and affable personality.

Fritz is the cornerstone of the NBC4 Weather Team that recently won two Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, he was honored by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association with the Stan Chambers Award for Extraordinary Achievement. Fritz has received countless accolades over the last three decades, including "Best Weathercaster" by nearly every major newspaper in Southern California, including the Orange County Register and four times in the Los Angeles Daily News. In addition to his celebrated broadcast career, Fritz is US Veterans and well-known for giving his time to numerous charitable activities. His community work has been recognized by hundreds of prominent organizations.

A long-time stand-up comic who regards Bob Hope and Johnny Carson as heroes, Fritz appeared this past October at the Ice House in Pasadena in Support of Grateful Americans Charity. Fritz has earned four Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for his work.

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Newport Beach Country Club, Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach, CA, USA

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