Terex Corp. has donated a benefit concert featuring the multiplatinum rock band Foreigner on Wednesday, March 8, during Conexpo. Attendees can make a donation to the Call of Duty Endowment for entrance to the concert. The Foreigner concert will be hosted by the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas.
Conexpo named The Call of Duty Endowment the official charitable partner for tradeshow events slated for March 7-11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Citizenship is one of our core values,” said John Garrison, CEO and President of Terex. “Joining forces with CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the Call of Duty Endowment is a great way to live out that value by helping to create an enjoyable evening that will raise funds for a great cause benefiting our veterans.”
Due to unemployment among post-9/11 veterans remaining 2.6 times greater than the national average, the Endowment has doubled down on its mission and set a new goal of placing 50,000 veterans in jobs by 2019. Just $600 helps a veteran find a high-quality job.
“We’re so grateful for CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE’s remarkable support of our veterans,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment. “Every dollar received by the Endowment will go directly towards the most effective and efficient veteran job counseling services in America. These will be dollars well-spent.” The Call of Duty Endowment organization was founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, in 2009 and has placed over 29,000 veterans in jobs to date by finding and funding the best nonprofits in the country.
Additional fundraising events planned for the Endowment include on-line silent and live auctions with 100 percent of auction proceeds aimed at helping military veterans find jobs. The benefit auction is presented with the support of J.J. Kane Auctioneers.
Attendees or exhibitors wishing to donate an item to be auctioned can contact Grant Williams at 205.706.1389. All items up for bid will be available on the J.J. Kane online auction page, www.proxibid.com/ceca.
The online auction will run from January 1 until Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m. PST. The live auction will take place on Thursday, March 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. PST in the Tech Experience and will not have minimums or reserves (all items will be sold).