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Actor Gary Sinise to launch military charity foundation at June 30 luncheon

April 19, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise, the Oscar-nominated actor who stars in the hit CBS series “CSI: New York,” will announce the formation of The Gary Sinise Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising funds for charities supporting the military, at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, June 30.

As part of his charity launch, Sinise will discuss the award-winning feature length film, "Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good," which chronicles Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band as they travel around the world performing for the U.S. military.

The Club will also host a Director’s Screening of the documentary on Wednesday, June 29. Film director Jonathan Flora will be on hand for a question-and-answer session following the film.

Luncheon tickets are restricted to National Press Club members. Credential members of the press may cover the event.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $18 for Club embers, $29 for guests of members, and $36 for general admission. To reserve tickets for the luncheon or the screening, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

To submit a question in advance, put SINISE in the subject line and email to before 11 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Upcoming Luncheons:

May 16 – Gen. James Jones, former U.S. National Security Advisor

May 20 – Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO

May 26 – Juan Williams, Fox News contributor