The American Patriots Ball


Date(s) - 09/22/2018
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The Fashion Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, California 92660
The American Patriots Ball

Dear Veteran Supporter,

Because of dedicated advocates like you, Veterans Legal Institute has empowered thousands of homeless, disabled, at-risk, and low-income veterans across Southern California. Our local heroes have overcome barriers and restarted their civilian lives with the support of generous partners making pro bono legal services possible. Truly, your compassion will continue to drive VLI’s mission to increase access to housing, employment, education, and healthcare – one veteran and military family at a time.

Through incredible grassroots supporters like you, VLI has served over 4,000 veterans and restored over $1.5 million dollars in veterans benefits since its founding in 2014.

To continue honoring and empowering our veterans and service members, we invite you to our inaugural charity gala, The American Patriots Ball, on September 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm at The Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach. This inspirational evening will welcome hundreds of community and business leaders for dancing, dining, and an exciting live auction.

We will be honoring these long-term partners who are perfect reflections of VLI’s mission:

  • Philip V. Brozenick, Deloitte – Veteran of the Year
  • Rochelle Karr, O’Melveny & Myers – Veteran Advocate of the Year
  • OC Women2Women – Community Partner of the Year

How can you be part of this special evening?

  • Sponsor or underwrite the event
  • Purchase a ticket
  • Support our live or silent auction with a unique experience, gift basket, or gift card
  • Donate

For questions on sponsoring, donating, or volunteering please contact KellyAnn Romanych, Director of Development, at 818-219-1916 or We are happy to arrange a volunteer to pick up live and silent auction items.

All proceeds from the evening will go to ensuring high quality, free legal care so our deserving veterans and service members live with dignity, hope, and promise.

Thank you on behalf of the entire 2018 Gala Committee.

With gratitude,

Rochelle Karr, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Alumni Relations, O’Melveny

Antoinette Balta, President and Co-Founder, Veterans Legal Institute