Supporting Americas Finest
★ ★ ★ A Florida Based Non-Profit Corporation Supporting Veterans ★ ★ ★


★ ★ ★ A Florida Based Non-Profit Corporation Supporting Veterans ★ ★ ★

Support America's Finest - Our Veterans


History of SAF

  • In August 2009, Lieutenant General (USA Ret.) John Dubia, in a meeting with Theresa Sareo (Singer Songwriter) and Lou Ramos, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) suggested that Colonel Ramos conduct a military appreciation concert with Theresa Sareo in Tampa, Florida.
  • Colonel Ramos created a team of volunteers to assist in the planning and execution of the concert.
  • The first planning meeting was conducted in January 2010.
  • Our Objectives were to Honor military active duty personnel through concerts led by Theresa Sareo; and Donate funds to The James A. Haley VA Hospital.
  • As planning was on-going; Colonel Ramos took the initiative to contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and pursue a tax exemption as a non-profit organization.
  • On February 24, 2010 Supporting Americas Finest, Inc. was awarded tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Our volunteers from planning to execution numbered 45 people.
  • Corporate sponsorships packages were created:
    Platinum ($10K) Gold ($5K) Silver ($500 +)
  • Ticket were sold to the general public; $20/person
  • Since 2010, we have had three military appreciation concerts in support of our wounded warriors
  • This year (February 7, 2014) we conducted a concert at the Ritz in Historic Ybor City.
  • Proceeds from our concert were donated to the Gramatica Family Foundation
  • Below, please see picture highlights

Documents

Tax Exempt Certificate
Incorporation Document

Highlights from the concert

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Bill and Martin Gramatica Celebrate With Theresa
Bill and Martin Gramatica Celebrate With Theresa

A Night of Celebration With Our Wounded Warriors
A Night of Celebration With Our Wounded Warriors

Martin Gramatica & Family Enjoy the Concert
Martin Gramatica & Family Enjoy the Concert

Martin Expresses Grateful Appreciation to Theresa
Martin Expresses Grateful
Appreciation to Theresa


Theresa Motivates the Audience

Theresa Motivates the Audience