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America the Beautiful. USO Smashes Last Year’s Fundraising Record

(Pictured left to right): Paul McQuillan, Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin, Miss District of Columbia 2018 Allison Farris, Bill Sapp, Elaine Rogers, Cyrus Zol, Miss Maryland 2018 Adrianna David and Miss Virginia 2018 Emili McPhail

USO-Metro’s 15th Annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops has raised more than $250K in funds, breaking last year’s contribution record.

Elaine Rogers, president and CEO of USO-Metro, presided over the annual networking event held Thursday at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center in Virginia to raise funds for the organization’s programs supporting servicemembers, veterans and their families in the Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore area.

GovCon industry executives, community leaders, sponsors and other supporters attended the event, which featured celebrity beauty queens who helped reinforce the message “America the beautiful.”

Bill Sapp of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) co-chaired the event with Cyrus Zol, creator of the “Salute to Veterans Series.”

Also in attendance were Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson and Paul McQuillan, president and chief operating officer of Culmen International, which presented the event with Live! Casino & Hotel.

(Pictured left to right): Nia Franklin, Allison Farris, Jim Garrettson, Alejandra Moya, Adrianna David and Emili McPhail

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