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6th Annual Green Beret Foundation Gala; Our 2020 event is Virtual

 Be sure to enter the livestream as early as 6:30 pm to make sure your video and audio feeds are working before the event begins at 7 pm.  Grab yourself a snack, a cozy seat and join us for our annual gala event!

 7:00 pm EST:  2020 GBF Virtual Event 

Make sure to register a mobile phone so that you can bid on our great auction items and make a donation.

Special Guests

  • Julie O'Neill

    WCPO News Anchor

    Julie O'Neill

    WCPO News Anchor

  • Brent Cooper

    Executive Director, Green Beret Foundation

    Brent Cooper

    Executive Director, Green Beret Foundation

    A former Green Beret, Brent Cooper has 20 years' collective experience serving in the military and high-level civilian business leadership roles in operational and strategic planning, business development, marketing, full life-cycle recruiting, and program management.

  • Frank LaRose

    Ohio Secretary of State

    Frank LaRose

    Ohio Secretary of State

    Frank LaRose is an American politician. He currently serves as Ohio's Secretary of State after serving two terms as a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate from Ohio's 27th Senate district. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the 101st Airborne Division and later the U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets). He received the Bronze Star for his service as a warrior in Iraq with the U.S. Special Forces.

  • Ken Tovo

    Lieutenant General (Retired), Green Beret Foundation Chairman

    Ken Tovo

    Lieutenant General (Retired), Green Beret Foundation Chairman

    Lieutenant General Ken Tovo culminated his 35-year military career in 2018, serving as the commander of the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). He was responsible for manning, training, equipping, and providing strategic direction to all the Army’s Special Operations forces (Green Berets, Rangers, Special Ops Aviation, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations), a combined organization of over 34,000 people.


1.  The Super Silent and Silent Auction packages will close approximately at 9:30 pm EST on Sept. 13, 2020.

2.  All winning bids are finalThere will be no exchange or refund on items unless otherwise specified. 

3. Should an auction or raffle package become unredeemable due to COVID-19, GBF will turn your support into a fully tax-deductible donation.  Examples of changes in redemption include a business closing and not re-opening, or any current social-distancing guidelines preventing the package from being redeemed.

4. A pre-registered credit card at is required to begin bidding, purchase raffle tickets or to make a donation.  We accept all major credit cards.

5.  Please pay careful attention to all conditions, restrictions, and expiration dates on items and services.  Unless otherwise stated, gift certificates exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity.  Unless otherwise noted, all auction items and services must be used within one (1) year of September 13, 2020.  We appreciate your strict observance of these restrictions, as future donations depend upon it.

6.  Due to the nature of this virtual event, all auction items can be picked up by contacting Barb Backscheider (,    or can be shipped to the winner at the winner's expense.   GBF will communicate with all winning bidders after the auction closes regarding auction item pick up/delivery/shipping.  SHIPPING AND HANDLING MAY APPLY

7.  GBF is not permitted to ship alcohol to a winning bidder.  You must be at least 21 years old to purchase any packages containing alcohol and tours of alcoholic establishments (distillery, brewery, etc.)