As a sponsor of the PenFed Foundation's Night of Heroes Gala, progressive employer HCL Technologies honors and rewards veterans, military members and their families


HCL honor veterans, military members and families

HCL honor veterans, military members and families

HCL Technologies is a company which not only supports and rewards its team members, but also recognizes the hard-work of the wider community - making the organization a truly exciting place for women to work

This is proven by HCL's support of important and exciting initiatives such as the PenFed Foundation's Night of Heroes Gala. As a sponsor of the event, HCL Financial Services (part of HCL Technologies) plays a part in rewarding and celebrating US Veterans, active military members and their families. 

HCL tweeted: "It is such a great honor to be sponsors of an event that celebrates the bravery & sacrifices of the US Troops."

Sponsoring a special occasion recognizing real-life heroes

The 2019 Night of Heroes Gala raised $1.6 million and focused on the resilience and determination of military children – a unique group of young Americans who daily grapple with the challenges of having a parent deployed and in harm’s way. 

PenFed selected three children from military families as recipients of its Military Heroes Award. The first award went to Semira Fields, an athlete whose strength resulted in a full scholarship to Grambling State University. She is the daughter of a U.S. Army soldier who deployed to Iraq for a total of three years between 2003 and 2009 and currently suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. 

The second award went to Jared Russell. Jared is an excellent student – third in his class – and an accomplished saxophone player who will attend SUNY Fredonia. He is the child of two military parents. His mother, CPT Heidi Fleming, was an Ordnance Officer in the U.S. Army. His stepmother, SGT Laurianne Fleming, is an Engineer in the U.S. Army Reserves.

The third award was presented to Jaysha Young. Jaysha is from Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, North Carolina and has endured multiple deployments, prolonged Permanent Change of Station (PCS) absences from her father, and two hurricanes. Despite all of this, she has proceeded to excel in school as a member of the National Honor Society and in serving her community.

Since its founding in 2001, the PenFed Foundation has provided more than $30 million in financial support and contributes to more than 2,500 veterans, active duty military members and their families each year. See all the award winners and learn more about the event here.

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