8th Annual OPS Gala Takes Place May 18 to Support Military Families


CONTACT: Laura Cardon, 720-815-5913, laura@projectsanctuary.us

DENVER –  Project Sanctuary’s annual OPS Gala will take place May 18, 2019 at the CU South Denver campus. Presented by First Command, the military event of the year aims to raise more than $200,000 to change how military families heal after service.

Hundreds of guests from around the country come together to honor our nation’s heroes and support their journey to hope. For the first time ever, guests will embark on their own journey with experiential, interactive activity stations mirroring Project Sanctuary’s Therapeutic Retreat and Family Support programs. Individual tickets to the gala and table sponsorships are available at bit.ly/OPSGala2019.

“This year’s gala will be our most impactful yet,” said Project Sanctuary CEO and Founder Heather Ehle. “We’re giving people the chance to experience first-hand the same transformation our military families do. As an organization, we’re always innovating, and our gala is no different.”

The event will be emceed by Cathy Taylor and Dan Hardee from 99.5 The Mountain. In addition to presenting sponsor First Command, the OPS Gala is supported by PDC Energy, Aimco Cares, Chatham Financial, and American Truck Business Services (ATBS). The generous support of these organizations cover operating costs for the event, meaning every additional dollar raised goes directly to supporting Project Sanctuary programs..

“The OPS Gala is a unique opportunity to directly contribute to changing the lives of military families who desperately need help,” said Ehle. “When a person serves, their whole family serves. We’re committed to helping the entire family heal as a unit, and are one of the only organizations in the country doing that.”

Founded in Colorado, Project Sanctuary has served more than 1,400 families from across the country. More than 80% of veterans served by the organization have combat-related injuries, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Four out of five Project Sanctuary families report financial instability.


Founded in Colorado in 2007, Project Sanctuary takes a human-centered, solution-based approach in serving at-risk military families. Project Sanctuary restores hope and empower families to find the healing they need to recover through long-term programming focused on connectedness. Find out more at www.projectsanctuary.us.


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