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In association with the MMC'89 Initiative, Victory Bridge Foundation presents...

"Bridges of Hope"

The 
Golden Victor
Awards

Hosted by actor IAN BOHEN of the hit TV Series "Yellowstone"

Introduction

The goals of the Golden Victor Awards are simple, yet profound: 

  •  To create a diverse and dedicated community

  • to raise a collective voice, a chorus of diverse communities united to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health for our heroes

  • to provide community, support, and access to resources that our veterans, first responders, and their families deserve.

The Golden Victor Awards is a celebration that will illuminate the impactful endeavors of organizations that are making a commendable difference in the well-being of our nation's service members, veterans, first responders, and their families and caregivers. 

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Master of Ceremonies

Ian Bohen

Ian is more than an accomplished actor; he's a philanthropic force dedicated to creating positive change for the veteran and first responder community.

With roles in "Yellowstone" and "Teen Wolf", Ian has mesmerized audiences worldwide, showcasing his remarkable talent and versatility.

Ian actively champions noble causes and serves as an inspiration for altruism. His dedication to using his platform to effectuate change aligns seamlessly with the ethos of the Golden Victor Awards.

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Inspiration &
Empowerment

Bringing together resources, influencers, celebrities, and others who empower our veterans, active-duty, first responders, and their families by redefining mental health and wellness access.

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Community &
Connection

Serves to emphasize the importance of uplifting veterans, active-duty, and first responders who have sacrificed for so many others, by building stronger community and lasting connection to each other.

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Collaboration &
Unity

Forges collaboration & unity by recognizing the power to spark lasting change and transform the mental health and wellness landscape for our veterans, active-duty, first responders, and their families.

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Celebration &
Recognition

 

Highlighting valuable resources for heroes and their families, we're uniting award-winning organizations, supporters, and influencers nationwide to boost mental health awareness and raise funds for new initiatives.

Awards

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Leadership

Here, we honor the trailblazers, the visionaries who advocate tirelessly through their exceptional leadership for the well-being of our heroes. Their actions not only inspire but ignite a spark of hope along with impactful change in communities far and wide.

Mental Health Support

Mental Health & Wellness

In this category, we celebrate the champions of tailored wellness, those organizations devoted to crafting holistic programs tailored specifically for our veterans, first responders, and their families. Their efforts are the cornerstone of healing and restoration.

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PTSD Companion

Among the heroes stand our four-legged companions, silent yet steadfast allies in the battle against PTSD. This award acknowledges the organizations whose service animals provide solace and support to those who have borne the invisible scars of trauma.

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Family & Caregiver

​ In the embrace of family lies a source of strength unlike any other. This award celebrates the organizations whose unwavering support uplifts the families of our heroes, strengthening the very fabric of our communities.

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Patriot Partner

Last but certainly not least, we honor the steadfast allies – the businesses, organizations, and influencers whose dedication knows no bounds. Their partnership is a beacon of hope, contributing to the well-being and empowerment of our heroes and their families. 

Nomination Submissions will remain open until June 12, 2024.


Eligibility
Nomination submissions are open to all. However, nominees must either be individuals, organizations, departments, service entities, or companies actively involved in supporting veterans, first responders, and their families.

Alternatively, nominees can be veterans, first responders, or family members who have showcased heroic acts to qualify for consideration.

All entities are vetted by our Resource Team before being considered for nomination.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Grimmett at elizabeth@victorybridge.org

Experience

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Unique Values

The Golden Victor Awards distinguishes itself through its holistic approach, emphasis on community building, commitment to diversity and representation, mission-driven fundraising, and collective advocacy efforts. These factors combine to make it a unique and impactful force in the field of mental health and wellness for our nation's heroes.

Holistic Wrap-around Approach

Unlike other recognition programs, the Golden Victor Awards takes a holistic approach. It celebrates organizations offering comprehensive services tailored to veterans, first responders, and their families, encompassing mental, emotional, physical, and social well-being.

Mission-Driven Fundraising

The Golden Victor Awards is committed to service, with funds raised supporting the expansion of Resilience & Recovery programs and building a wellness center for our nation's heroes and their families, making a tangible difference beyond the ceremony.

Interconnected Ecosystem

The Golden Victor Awards is more than a recognition ceremony; it's a platform for community building and collaboration. By uniting organizations, supporters, influencers, and honorees, it fosters connections, networking, and innovative idea exchanges, creating a dynamic space for collective action.

Collective Advocacy

Initiatives like the Golden Victor Awards and Resilience and Recovery share personal stories to raise PTSD awareness and highlight mental health issues. These real-life experiences humanize the issue, break down stigma, and foster a more supportive environment.

Get Involved

Join us for an unprecedented moment as we lift the curtains on mental health and wellness, revealing a collaborative community dedicated to making a difference. Secure your tickets now and be part of this transformative event where we come together to ignite change and support those who need it most.

The Victory Bridge Team

Community is at the heart of our work. We are committed to building a strong, inclusive, and resilient community. Together we can achieve far more than any one individual or organization could alone.

Katie Katz

Katie Katz

CEO | Founder

Kristy Bain

Kristy Bain

Board Member
U.S Navy veteran

Jim Moazaz

Jim Moazez

Board Member
Veteran Advocate

David Zabetakis

David Zabetakis

Board Member
U.S Air Force veteran

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Elizabeth Grimmett

Member Experience Director
 

Kelly Darr

Kelly Darr

Events

Entertainment, Production, and Nonprofit Operations/Events Specialist

Frank Baltazar

Frank Baltazar

Resilience & Recovery Program Director
U.S. Army Veteran
Jemilah Senter
Jemilah Senter
Director of Marketing
Stephan Porter
Stephan Porter
Chair of Advisory Committee
 
Ian Bohen
Ian Bohen
Celebrity Spokesperson, Veteran Advocate
"Yellowstone", "Teen Wolf"
Madhvi Singh
Madhvi Singh
Social Media & Data Analytics Specialist
 
Nelly Samol
Social Media Manager
 
Anthony Espada
Anthony Espada
U.S Marine Corps. Veteran
Ret. Police Officer
Ambassador
Mary Saadat
Mary Saadat
Advisor to CEO
Business Advisor
Healthcare Professional
Nick Busse
Nick Busse
Ambassador
Program Director
U.S. Army Veteran
 

The MMC'89 Team

Our board and staff is comprised of accomplished individuals across a wide range of skills, and have raised more than $50 million for outstanding nonprofit efforts. But most importantly, we're committed to helping make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Learn more at www.MMC89Initiave.com

Chasen Hampton

Chasen Hampton

Executive Director
& Chairman

Singer/Songwriter, Educator

Lisa Cannata

Lisa Cannata

Production Management

Entrepeneur

Yvette Cherkala

Yvette Cherkala

Member Management & Events

Shania Twain VIP Experiences

Gloria Ayee

Gloria Ayee

Board Member

Lecturer, Harvard University

Patty Chung Adams

Patty Chung Adams, MBA, PGA

Board Member

Disney Creative Dev-Inclusive Strategies

Rhona Bennett

Rhona Bennett

Program (Personal Power University)

Member of En Vogue, Life Coach

Jennifer Kramer

Jennifer Kramer, M.Ed.

Board Member

Educator & COO of My Life, My Power

Tony Lucca

Tony Lucca

Board Member

Singer/Songwriter, Educator

Tasha Danner

Tasha Danner

Board Member

Actress/Caldera Arts

Axel Tillmann

Axel Tillmann

Secretary, Board Member

Entrepreneur

Jennifer McGill

Jennifer McGill

Board Member

Singer/Talent Development

Rachel Carlsen

Rachel Carlsen, CPA

Advisor

CPA

Jonathan B Smith

Jonathan B. Smith, CPA

Treasurer, Board Member

CPA

Albert JeunePierre Fields

Albert JeunePierre Fields

Program (Day of Hope)

Singer/Songwriter

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