Legendary New York City Restaurateurs Join Forces to Support the Mission of the
Bob Woodruff Foundation with Inaugural One-Day-Only Dining Fundraiser
A growing group of New York restaurants are leading the charge to participate in the inaugural “Dine Out For Heroes” event Wednesday November 5, by pledging to contribute $1 per patron served that evening to the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), and are challenging their fellow restaurants to join them in the effort to tackle the serious issues of long-term rehabilitation, care and support of our injured veterans.
The restaurants that have pledged their support include: 46th St. Stationhouse; 5 Napkin Burger; Above Restaurant; Atlantic Grill East Side; Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center; Barbetta, Barbounia; Batard; BLT Prime; BLT Steak; Blue Fin; Ca Va Brasserie; Cafe D’Alsace; Calle Ocho Restaurant; Carbone; Casa Nonna; Daniel; Delmonico’s Restaurant; Ed’s Chowder House; French Roast Downtown; French Roast Uptown; Gaby Brasserie Francaise; Gallagher’s Steakhouse; Jane; Kin Shop; Le Bernardin;Le Monde; L’Express; Locanda Verde; Macelleria; Marseille; Minton’s; Michael Jordan’s The Steak House NYC; Nice Matin; Nizza; Nobu New York; North Square Restaurant; Ocean Grill; Perilla;Pigalle; Primola; Rare Bar & Grill; Rotisserie Georgette; Strip House Midtown; Strip House New York; T-BAR Steak & Lounge; Texas de Brazil; Thalassa Restaurant; The Cecil; The Lambs Club; The Russian Tea Room; The Smith East Village; The Smith Lincoln Center; The Smith Midtown and Tribeca Grill.
Additionally, New York City restaurateurs Daniel Boulud, Andrew Carmellini, Jeffrey Lefcourt, Drew Nieporent, Simon Oren, Eric Ripert and Jeff Zalaznick, have joined the advisory council for Dine Out For Heroes, along with Robert S. Grimes, Vice President, City Meals on Wheels and Lockhart Steele, Vice President of Vox Media and co-founder of Eater.com. They are encouraging as many restaurants as possible to sign up for the one-night-only event to support our veterans. It is anticipated that hundreds of New York–area restaurants will join the Dine Out for Heroes initiative.
Dine Out for Heroes (#Dine4Heroes), a new partnership of the BWF, will take place the day of the annual Stand Up for Heroes event in NYC. Stand Up for Heroes, a collaboration between the BWF and the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) has raised more than $21 million to date to support injured service members and their families. Since 2007, Stand Up for Heroes has featured such performers as Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, John Mayer, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Robin Williams and more. Now in its eighth year, the Stand Up for Heroes event will kick off the 2014 NYCF this November.
“We’ve always been so proud of Stand Up for Heroes, and I am looking forward to the inaugural year of Dine Out for Heroes. We have seen what can happen when a movement of generosity inspires thousands more to act, and we know the New York community will come together to salute our injured service members and their families yet again,” said Bob Woodruff, ABC News journalist who co-founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation after he was critically injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle while reporting from Iraq.
By pledging to donate $1 per patron, participating restaurants will be part of an industry-wide movement to support the injured and their families as they integrate back into society. In addition, participating restaurants will encourage diners to donate to the BWF by visiting the organization’s website—at bobwoodrufffoundation.org. The first year goal of ‘Dine Out for Heroes’ is, as its mission states, to “Dine. Donate. Honor. Heal.” by raising money and awareness for this worthy cause, as Stand Up for Heroes has done over the last seven years.
‘Dine Out for Heroes’ is spearheaded by Peter and Penny Glazier, founders of The Glazier Group of restaurants; Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox, founders of the New York Comedy Festival; Cristyne Nicholas, CEO of Nicholas & Lence Communications and John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health. McCann Health, part of McCann Worldgroup, has generously committed creative services to support the program on a pro-bono basis.
About the Bob Woodruff Foundation
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families thrive long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government—diligently navigating the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans—to find, fund and shape innovative programs and hold them accountable for results. To date, BWF has invested more than $21 million in solutions, reaching more than 2 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose experiences when Woodruff was injured while embedded in Iraq inspired them to help make sure the nation’s heroes have access to the highest level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need them.