Honoring Our Veterans at Annual Luncheon

While there are many companies in the entertainment industry that make considerable monetary donations to a variety charities, one company consistently takes philanthropy to another level entirely. United Talent Agency, with one of the most impressive talent rosters in the business, consistently raises the bar in terms of fostering a culture of generosity and giving back to the community. At its 8th annual Thanksgiving holiday luncheon on November 25th, St. Joseph Center and the employees of UTA from every division of the company, from interns to partners, came together to serve a festive meal to more than 150 homeless or low-income veterans.

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UTA co-founder and chief executive Jeremy Zimmer

Even children of company staffers joined to lend a helping hand as well, serving the heroes who have given so much to their country.

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"UTA is an amazing partner -- for many years now they have made sure that the veterans in St. Joseph Center's payee program have the happiest of Thanksgivings. What really makes this event so special every year is the family feeling UTA brings. Their turnout is always incredible and everybody from UTA comes with such a spirit of service -- and that really comes across in the respect they show for the veterans." - Paul Rubenstein, Development Director at St. Joseph Center

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"It's very loving for UTA and St. Joseph Center to do this for us. I really appreciate their effort to come help serve Thanksgiving luncheon to the veterans." - Diego Alzaga, Army Veteran

Whether dishing out pies at dessert time, calling out numbers during a game of Bingo, or even hanging Thanksgiving decorations, no task was too big or too small for the UTA employees and their families. An air of excitement filled the dining room at The Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center that was truly remarkable to witness. It's tough to say who benefited more from the event, the gracious guests of honor who partook in the meal, or those who helped make it happen.

Photo credit: Greg Whitehead
Contributing Writer: Todd Weinger