Gary Sinise, CMPF 2024 Keynote Speaker, Actor-Humanitarian, Founder of Gary Sinise Foundation

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation is proud to announce Gary Sinise will deliver the keynote address at the 2024 Luncheon, which will be held on March 26, 2024, at the Charlotte Convention Center.

For over four decades, Gary Sinise has passionately advocated for the well-being of America’s servicemen and women, dedicating himself to supporting active-duty military, veterans, first responders, and their families. Known for his iconic role as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, Sinise’s connection with the military community led to the formation of the “Lt. Dan Band” in 2004, performing for troops worldwide. He served as the national spokesperson for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Foundation and currently serves on the President’s Advisory Group for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Community Council for Hope for the Warriors, and is an honorary board member of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

His humanitarian efforts have earned Sinise numerous accolades, including the Presidential Citizens Medal and the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Patriot Award. In 2011, he established the Gary Sinise Foundation, dedicated to serving and honoring our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, and the families who serve alongside them.


Mar 26, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Charlotte Convention Center
NASCAR Hall of Fame Crown Ballroom
501 S. College Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Keynote Speaker

Gary Sinise

Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond $50,000

Platinum $25,000

Gold $10,000

Silver $5,000

Bronze $3,500

For more information contact:

CMPF Executive Director Katrina Collins

All sponsorships include a table for 8 guests.

In addition, an officer from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will also be seated at each table.

Luncheon proceeds directly benefit future initiatives.