Archive for month: August, 2014


Charter College Veterans Day Event

On August 21, 2014 Charter College held a Veterans Day Event at Robinson Ranch Golf Course, Santa Clarity, CA.

The purpose of the event was to bring together Companies with Veteran hiring initiatives, Veteran Services companies and of course our Veterans. Over 50 companies and non-profit service organizations attended this very successful event.

IMG950445_smSilhouettes for VETS was honored to be asked to give a presentation to Veterans who are searching for gainful employment. Along with Kelly Logan, Business Development Manager for Volunteers of America , we presented an overview of all steps required in preparing for the workforce. There were 100’s of Veterans present at the event who are looking for their first position or a new job.

Mina Creswell of Charter College and Mark Brenner

Although there was no golf that day the day was an unparalleled success. The feedback I received from the Veterans was complimentary and shows the necessity of all of us working to make sure that our Veterans not only transition from Military to Civilian life but that they have the guidance of companies to ensure that they find gainful employment (Companies like Silhouettes for VETS).

charter_certThere many events that take place almost weekly throughout the Greater Los Angeles area that support Veterans as they search for a position. Silhouettes for VETS has been a part of many of these Career events knowing that we are make a difference – having Veterans find a career…one Veterans at a time.


8th Annual MVAT Golf and Tennis Classic presented by Liberty Mutual

8th Annual MVAT Golf and Tennis Classic presented by Liberty Mutual at Mountain Gate Country Club on August 18, 2014 – in support of Wounded Warriors

What a day!

photo1Of course if was a great day for golf (isn’t that every day), but playing in this Tournament was a little more than icing on a cake.

The MVAT Foundation, headed by Don Schwarz (Chairman) and James Colbert (Executive Director) out did themselves by putting on an event that has no equals. My thanks to both Don and James for a day that forever will be remembered.

The MVAT (Military and Veterans Appreciation Trust) Foundation exists to help and honor those who have protected and currently protect the freedoms we all enjoy. MVAT was founded in 2007 by several members of the Mountain Gate Country Club, Los Angeles, California, who strongly believe that our service members and veterans need greater support than they receive from current underfunded programs.

There are 73 living Congressional of Medal Honor recipients. The MVAT Foundation was able to have 6 of these hero’s present at the event.

IMG_0431shIt was an honor and pleasure to meet:

General Patrick Brady
Colonel Jack Jacobs
Captain Robert Modrzejewski
Lieutenant Thomas G. Kelly
Command Sergeant Major Gary Littrell
(pictured with Mark Brenner)
Specialist Salvatore A. Guinta

It was also an honor to meet a few of our Wounded Warriors, several retired General Officers and law enforcement leaders who participated in the event. I can think of no better way in which to support all those who have valiantly served our country. This Monday event was kicked off by comments from Don Schwarz and a most special guest, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). Thank you Senator Graham for your participation and your support. I can honestly say the golf was great (albeit we did not win) but the entire day was a testimonial to all those who have served to protect our country.