Stand Up for Heroes - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Stand Up For Heroes

Since its inception in 2007, Stand Up for Heroes has raised more than $57 million to create long-lasting, positive outcomes for our nation’s impacted veterans, service members, and their families.

Stand Up For Heroes

Since its inception in 2007, Stand Up for Heroes has raised more than $57 million to create long-lasting, positive outcomes for our nation’s impacted veterans, service members, and their families.

History

Stand Up for Heroes launched in 2007 as the brainchild of Bob and Lee Woodruff and New York Comedy Festival founders Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox, and is one of New York’s most anticipated nights of hope, healing and laughter, honoring our nation’s injured veterans and their families. Since its inception in 2007, SUFH has raised more than $55 million to create long-lasting, positive outcomes for our nation’s injured veterans, service members and their families. Stand Up for Heroes continues to expand and grow due to its remarkable success. Beginning at Town Hall, the event moved to the Beacon Theater in 2010, and to the Theater at Madison Square Garden in 2013. Stand Up for Heroes is presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF).

Star-Studded Lineups
Year after Year

SUFH has seen immense talent over the past 14 years, including comedians and performers such as Tony Bennett, Jimmy Carr, Ronnie Chieng, Eric Church, Stephen Colbert, Sheryl Crow, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Ray Romano and Robin Williams.

Stand Up For Heroes 2021

November 8, 2021 | Alice Tully Hall, 
Lincoln Center, New York, NY 

Our highest priorities are supporting our veterans and their families and bringing you an unforgettable and safe live event – in 2021, we are going to do both.

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Veteran Spotlights

Learn about several amazing veterans we have featured over the years.

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Major Pete Way & Anne Way
U.S. Army, Retired Pete Way grew up in Savannah, Georgia where his father was a minister and his mother a teacher. He has two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree… Read More
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Retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Israel Del Toro
U.S. Air Force, Retired Israel “DT” Del Toro is from Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois. While on duty in Afghanistan, DT received combat injuries… Read More
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Corporal Kionte Storey
U.S. Marine Corps, Retired Originally from Stockton, California, Corporal Kionte Storey inspires those around him every day. Kionte was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while leading a foot… Read More
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Sergeant Kirstie Ennis
U.S. Marine Corps, Retired Kirstie is an adaptive adventure athlete, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, Doctorate student, Marine Corps Veteran, and founder of The Kirstie Ennis Foundation. Kirstie served as a door… Read More

Past Stand Up for Heroes

See the memories from over 15 years of laughter.

Stand Up for Heroes 2021
Get ready for incredible performances by these awesome entertainers! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets! Tickets for Stand Up for Heroes are now sold out. If you’re joining us… Read More
Stand Up for Heroes 2020
In 2020, for the first time, Stand Up for Heroes is going virtual! Supporters around the world will tune in for performances by top comedians, musicians, and special guests. Beyond… Read More
Stand Up for Heroes 2019
2019 Photo Gallery Show More Artist Bruce Springsteen and his wife perform onstage during an the Stand Up for Heroes special at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Nov.… Read More

Press Room

Keep up with the latest news from upcoming and past Stand Up For Heroes events.

Press Release
The 15th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Returns Live to New York City, Presented by The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The New York Comedy Festival
Special Guests Take the Stage to Honor Our Nation’s Veterans at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on November 8 NEW YORK, NY (September 28,… Read More
In the Press
‘Stand Up For Heroes’ kicks off New York Comedy Festival
NEW YORK (WABC) — It’s billed as a “night of hope, healing and laughter,” as Monday marks the 13th time we’ve all been asked to Stand Up For Heroes. And… Read More
Press Release
The New York Comedy Festival and Bob Woodruff Foundation Present The 13th Annual Stand Up for Heroes
Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH)— New York’s most anticipated night of hope, healing and laughter—returns for its 13th annual celebration to honor our nation’s impacted veterans and their families, on… Read More
In the Press
Stand Up for Heroes 2018:
The 8 Best Things We Saw After a dozen years, the annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit has settled into a steady rhythm that consistently makes it one of the… Read More
In the Press
Live Review: The 12th Annual Stand Up For Heroes With Bruce Springsteen, Eric Church, Seth Meyers, Jon Stewart
The 12th Annual Stand Up For HeroesThe Hulu Theater at Madison Square GardenFeaturing Jimmy Carr, Eric Church, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and Special GuestsNovember 5, 2018… Read More
In the Press
12th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Kicks off New York Comedy Festival and Raises Over $5.4M for Bob Woodruff Foundation
Honoring our nation’s military veterans through laughter and music, the 12th Annual Stand Up for Heroes raised more than $5.4 million for the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), in front of a… Read More
In the Press
Musical Guest Collective Soul, Comedians Dave Attell, Donnell Rawlings and Jeff Ross to Headline First Ever ‘Stand Up for Heroes: Bay Area’
Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH)— one of New York’s most anticipated nights of hope, healing and laughter— is slated to make its West Coast debut in San Francisco on Thursday,… Read More
In the Press
11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Kicks off NY Comedy Festival, Raises $5.3M for Bob Woodruff Foundation
Honoring our nation’s military veterans through laughter and music, the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes raised more than $5.3 million for the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), in front of a… Read More