Over 1500 dedicated patriots and supporters gathered at the New York Marriott Marquis on the evening of April 12, 2018, for the tenth Navy SEAL Foundation New York City Benefit Dinner, a cornerstone of the organization’s fundraising efforts. This annual event recognizes the courage, commitment and sacrifice of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community, and this year the focus was on the daily sacrifices made by NSW families and children.
Benefit Chairman Thomas A. Wagner, co-founder of Knighthead Capital Management, and his team raised over $10 million dollars in support of the Foundation’s specialized programs. “The men who wear the Trident are an incredible array of multi-faceted individuals from every background imaginable,” said Wagner. “They risk everything from personal safety to familial stability, all for a greater cause, and they ask for little in return. We are here tonight to honor, celebrate and assist this community that does so much to protect us. I am grateful for that opportunity.”