Zagat recently visited Dog Tag Bakery and put together this wonderful video about the program!
Tommy McFly reports on the 5th Anniversary Celebration of Blue Star Families.
I was deeply honored to be a co-chair of last night’s celebration of the 5th anniversary of Blue Star Families, the largest and fastest growing military family engagement organization in the nation. My fellow co-chair was Sheila Casey, Chairman of the BSF Board of Directors and Chief Operating Officer of The Hill. The event was emceed by Bob Woodruff, ABC News anchor and author of In an Instant.
The event gave special recognition to The Creative Coalition for its efforts to promote resilience and suicide prevention among the military community. CEO Robin Bronk and President and actor Tim Daly lead this coalition and we were honored to recognize their work. Last night’s event also put attention on First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative, and we recognized Mark Johnson, 2015 Blue Star Neighbor of the Year.
I was also proud to have apple pies from Dog Tag Bakery at the event for guests to enjoy! And there’s more good news: for every apple pie purchased at Dog Tag Bakery during March, 100% of the proceeds will benefit Blue Star Families. This is a great way to be a Blue Star Neighbor – share a Dog Tag Bakery apple pie for your neighborhood military family!
Since its inception in 2009, BSF has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and served more than 1.5 million military family members annually, including wounded and transitioning service members and their loved ones. BSF has also activated more than 26 million hours of community service to build leaders within and strengthen the military community, and connected Americans with their military. The worldwide membership includes military spouses, children, parents, and friends, as well as service members, veterans and civilians.
BSF programs include Blue Star Museums, Operation Honor Corps, Caregivers Empowering Caregivers, Blue Star Careers, and Military Family Lifestyle Survey. These programs depend on the partnership of caring civilian organizations, institutions, and individuals.
A celebrated meeting place and premier restaurant in Georgetown for 22 years, last night Cafe Milano was the host of an Oscar night watch party and champagne buffet, the proceeds of which benefited Dog Tag Bakery. The crowd also cheered on Academy Award nominee, Bradley Cooper, who became part of the Cafe Milano family when he attended Georgetown University.
I’m so thrilled with the continued support of our fellow Georgetown business leaders. It only made sense to cheer on former Georgetowner Bradley Cooper at Cafe Milano and make the evening about helping our servicemen and women.
A special thanks to Cafe Milano owner, Franco Nuschese, who is a patron of Dog Tag Bakery.
Georgetown’s Cafe Milano will host an Oscars party to support veterans via Dog Tag Bakery while cheering on their longtime friend, Bradley Cooper, and his movie, American Sniper.