NAPE Charities Luncheon

Thursday, February 14, 2019

At NAPE, we believe in giving back. Since 2009, we have raised over 3 million dollars to help charities support U.S. Veterans through our annual NAPE Charities Luncheon. We lend our wholehearted support by covering all luncheon costs, so 100% of the funds donated go directly to the charities. Each year, our luncheon features a different speaker and spotlights a group of deserving charities as award recipients.

Lend your support to deserving veterans by participating in the NAPE Charities Luncheon. Sponsorships are available at wide-ranging levels and include special perks such as a photo op with the keynote speaker as well as premier reserved seating at the luncheon. Individual tickets are also available for purchase.
*NAPE Charities ticket required to attend

All proceeds at Summit 2018 were distributed to these selected organizations: K9s for Warriors, Operation Homefront and The Mission Continues. In response to Hurricane Harvey's devastation on NAPE's host city of Houston and the surrounding areas, the American Red Cross also received a donation.


Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw is headlining the NAPE Charities Luncheon. Brokaw spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966, covering such historic events as Watergate and the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as interviewing the Dali Lama. Brokaw has received every major award in his craft — including Peabody, Duponts and Emmys — and in 2014 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. He is also an accomplished author.

Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign.

From Los Angeles, Brokaw went to Washington as the White House correspondent during Watergate and as the principal back up for John Chancellor as anchor of NBC Nightly News. Next stop: New York and TODAY followed by his appointment as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

He took over Meet the Press for the 2008 campaign when his close friend and colleague Tim Russert died. In addition to his daily news gathering responsibilities, Brokaw reported on more than thirty documentaries covering subjects ranging from AIDS, Los Angeles gangs, race, education, medicine, immigration and global warming.

He has an impressive list of firsts, including the first interview with Mikhail Gorbachev; the first network report on human rights abuses in Tibet accompanied by an exclusive interview with the Dali Lama; the only American network anchor to report from Berlin the night the Berlin wall came down.

In 1998, Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation, one of the most popular non-fiction books of the 20th century. He followed that with five other books, including BOOM! Voices Of The Sixties, The Time Of Our Lives.

He is also a popular essayist for publications ranging from The New York Times to Rolling Stone and a wide assortment of other periodicals and newspapers.

Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Brokaw’s latest book is A Lucky Life Interrupted (Random House, 2015). In this powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change, the bestselling author and former NBC anchorman chronicles a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on his long, lucky life.

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