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11th Annual Travis Manion Foundation “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala Recognizing Leaders of Character and Service

11th Annual Travis Manion Foundation “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala Recognizing Leaders of Character and Service


December 8, 2022 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) — Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), one of the nation’s leading nonprofit veteran service organizations, is hosting the 11th annual “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at the historic Union League of Philadelphia. The black-tie event, serving as a national recognition of character and leadership, will feature attendees from across the country who are being honored for their dedication to selfless service within their local communities and around the globe.

The evening will begin with a VIP reception at 6:00 pm, which will be open to the media, followed by the full program starting at 7:00 pm.

This year’s award recipients and special guests include:


  • Jenna Lee -- Master of Ceremonies, Founder, SmartHER News


  • Jocko Willink – Guest of Honor, decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, #1 New York Times bestselling author


  • Wayne Peacock, President and CEO, USAA – Accepting the “Community Leadership Award” on behalf of USAA


  • Derrick Robinson -- “IF NOT ME, THEN WHO...” Leadership Award Recipient, Army Veteran, TMF Mentor and Spartan Leadership Program Graduate


  • Caitlin Egan - 2022 “Character Does Matter” Scholarship Recipient


Additionally, special appearances are expected by General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC (Ret.), 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and TMF Board Member; Alex Gorsky, Executive Chairman, Johnson & Johnson and Vice Chairman of the TMF Board of Directors.

Top level sponsors for this inspirational evening include Honor Level Sponsors: G.I Johns, Johnson & Johnson, The Morel Family Foundation, Under Armour; and Champion Level Sponsors: Advanced Aviation Team, Amazon, The Boeing Company, Stephen Burns, The Carlyle Group, Comcast NBCUniversal, Sean and Felicia Daly, Echelon Front/Jocko Fuel, Green Family Foundation/Firstrust Bank, Alex and Pat Gorsky, Hunt Military Communities, KPMG, Penn Medicine, Penn Mutual, Polen Capital,  Poretta and Orr, Inc., UBS and Wounded Warrior Project.


About Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) unites communities to strengthen America's national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop and lead future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives by serving as character role models to youth. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation.

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TMF Stats:
001 78,000+ Veterans + Survivors Empowered
002 300,000+ Spartan Members
003 650,000+ Youth Living "If Not Me, Then Who..." Movement