Charlotte Stands For Heroes is presented by the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club to Benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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The Hood Hargett Breakfast Club is considered one of the premier business development and networking groups in Charlotte and attracts over 300 business and civic leaders to 9 monthly breakfast events featuring national speakers including Bob and Lee Woodruff. The group routinely recognizes Students, Teachers, First Responders and Wounded Warriors at their events.

Jenn Snyder - Executive Director

Jenn Snyder – Executive Director

Jenn Snyder

For more than a decade, Jenn Snyder has been connecting Charlotte business leaders to one another and creating opportunities to make significant business and philanthropic impacts in the community. As the executive director and spokesperson for the organization, Snyder is the key point of contact for business leaders and has helped build the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club into the premier business development and networking group in Charlotte. She produces more than 40 organization related events annually, including nine monthly breakfast events featuring nationally known business leaders, news personalities and celebrities, while also overseeing the organizations philanthropic work.

Snyder leads and organizes the groups fund raising events, including golf tournaments, casino nights and auctions for student scholarships, police families and veterans. In April 2008 Jenn produced and organized the largest 9/11 Tribute Event in Charlotte which included a live broadcast on FOX Charlotte and over 2000 attendees. To date, Hood Hargett Breakfast Club members have awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to Charlotte-Mecklenburg student/athletes throughout Mecklenburg County. at the Charlotte Convention Center to raise funds for slain police officers families.

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The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families are thriving long after they return to civilian life.

Bob-Lee2THE WOODRUFF’S STORY

In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all.  But when Bob, ABC’s newly appointed news anchor, was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq, life changed in an instant.  Bob’s traumatic brain injury nearly killed him.  But his miraculous recovery inspired his family to do one thing:  Give our injured heroes access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it.   That wish became our mission.

About Our Founders

Bob Woodruff

While reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces for ABC’s “World News Tonight,” on Jan. 29, 2006, Bob was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq.  In a miraculous recovery, just 13 months later, Bob returned to ABC News with “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.” Since then, he has reported from around the globe on a variety of subjects for the network. He was honored with a Peabody Award for his reporting on traumatic brain injury.  In his best selling memoir, In an Instant, co-authored with his wife, he shares stories about the fragility of life, the strength of family, and the bravery of those who helped save him.

Lee Woodruff

When her husband was severely injured by a roadside bomb, Lee discovered how quickly life can change.  Today she speaks with grace and humor about her family’s experience and the mission it gave rise to.  She is co-author with her husband of In An Instant, the critically acclaimed chronicle of that time, author of Perfectly Imperfect:  A Life in Progress, and Those We Love Most, her first work of fiction.  As a contributor to “CBS This Morning,” she reports on a variety of news and lifestyle topics.  As a speaker, she travels nationwide to raise awareness of the needs of military families as they return to their communities.  She has written numerous articles for Health, Redbook, Country Living, and Parade.  Prior to her work in the media, she was a longtime public relations and marketing consultant.