'Veep' Premiere at Dog Tag Bakery

Tammy Haddad, John Gossart, Rev. Rick Curry and Roy and Kelley Schwartz.
Tammy Haddad, John Gossart, Rev. Rick Curry and Roy and Kelley Schwartz.

Season 4 of HBO's "Veep" premiered April 11 at Dog Tag Bakery on Grace Street. Hosted by Roy and Kelley Schwartz, the get-together benefited the non-profit bakery and social enterprise -- co-founded by Connie Milstein and Rev. Rick Curry, S.J. -- that helps veterans with disabilities develop leadership skills and business know-how in coordination with Georgetown University.

During the viewing party of the Washington show -- which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, a fictional vice president and now president -- Curry told the crowd to help with whatever they could: "As Mother Theresa said of donations: 'Not enough.' " Of the baked goods and hors d'oeuvres, he added, "You come to a bakery to be happy. And with my connections, there are no calories in here whatsoever.”

Also on hand was benefactor and Georgetown alum John Gossart, known for his Ride Scout app, who said that the Jesuits have gotten a lot of his money. "Not all," Curry quipped. Of veterans, Gossart said that they "don't know how to fail."

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