“We Won’t Back Down…We’re Running Down a Dream!”

The Veteran’s Playbook Series Premiere Celebration took place on November 11, 2023, at Revel 32, in Poughkeepsie, NY!

Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us! It was a fantastic night!

Our Video for the Premiere Celebration!

About Our Venue:

Revel 32, brick building with Grecian Columns

Revel 32: Famed Poughkeepsie, NY 19th-century architect Arnout Cannon designed this building on the street named for him in downtown Poughkeepsie. Built in 1845 as a church and redesigned by Cannon as a Masonic Temple in 1895, the glorious Gilded Age structure at 32 Cannon Street—instantly recognizable by the opulent Grecian columns adorning its facade—was said to have been the architect’s favorite project.

Cannon, a veteran of the Civil War, was the first of many veterans associated with the building throughout its years. Currently, one of the owners is a Vietnam vet, and the head chef is a Desert Storm veteran.  This, combined with the building’s beauty and grandeur, and the stellar team that runs it now as an event venue, is why the makers of Veteran’s Playbook knew it would be the perfect place to hold our Series Premiere Celebration.


event on stage at revel 32 with live band and full audience
thanks to our founding sponsors- the green group, leonard C. and Lois S. Green charitable foundation, and Mental Health America Dutchess County

Thanks to:

Command Operations Champions:

Diana Davis Spencer Foundation

bird image diana davis spencer foundation logo

Brigade Champions:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Logo

Overwatch Champions:

Matt Gilmore, Strategic Assets

Bob and Karen Jones

GCSEN Foundation Board of Directors



Friends of Veteran's Playbook:

Rory and Audra Gardner in Honor of Grandpa Charlie Torrisi

“A hard-working WWII Veteran Entrepreneur”

Mary Caslin Ross and Alex Ross

Sarane Rosss


More donation options available! 

Contact us for more details**: mike@gcsen.com or call Mike at 212-444-2071Donate by mail: GCSEN Foundation, 691 Hurley Avenue, Hurley, NY 12443*Invited guest. 

**All donations are tax-deductible and support GCSEN’s programs and operations, as well as the launch of its new National Center for Veteran Ventures and the Veteran’s Playbook season.


Mike caslin Alex Othmer in office during filming of tv interview

If you can’t make it to our celebration, but would still like to help us help our veterans, please consider a donation. GCSEN is a 501(c) 3 non-profit educational foundation and we need your help to fund our new National Center for Veteran Ventures.