Keynote Speaker: Matt Gallagher - American author, former U.S. Army Captain and Iraq War Veteran
Sponsored by the Ford Foundation
The Student Veterans of America at the University of Michigan cordially invite you to our 8th Annual Benefit Dinner. This year we're hosting Matt Gallagher author of Youngblood featured in Esquire, the New York Times, Vogue, the Washington Post, and more. All proceeds will go to the The Washtenaw Veteran Treatment Court and Veteran Community Action Team Region 9.
Private V.I.P. Cocktail Hour (cash bar): 5:00-6:00 PM
General Cocktail Hour (cash bar): 6:00-7:00 PM
Dinner and Speakers: 7:00 PM
- Silent Auction Throughout
- Steak - 10 oz New York Strip prepared with a Bordelaise sauce
- Chicken - Bourbon marinated chicken breast grilled and topped with bourbon-soaked cherries
- Fish - Maple salmon with a tamari glaze
- Vegetarian - Portobello-stuffed ravioli finished with a savory roasted shallot and morel mushroom béchamel
*Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any special dietary requests
- Student Veterans: $35
- General Admission: $75
- VIP: $150 (Sponsor a veteran with financial need and Private VIP cocktail hour (cash bar) from 5-6 PM with guest speakers)
All Ticket Sales End Jan 18
About Matt Gallagher:
A former U.S. Army captain, Matt's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review Daily and Playboy, among other places. He's also the author of the Iraq memoir Kaboom and coeditor of, and contributor to, the short fiction collection Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. In 2015, Gallagher was featured in Vanity Fair as one of the voices of a new generation of American war literature. Among other media, he's appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning and NPR's The Diane Rehm Show.
A graduate of Wake Forest University, Matt also holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn and works as a writing instructor at Words After War, a literary nonprofit devoted to bringing veterans and civilians together to study conflict literature.