By Tiffany Law
This fall the Thunderbirdbird Leadership Communication club is excited to be continuing our tradition of helping others while broadening student’s horizons. Each trimester we hold a charity dinner and bring some amazing speakers to campus. This time around we will be donating 100% of the proceeds to Operation Thank You, a US based organization that gets together supplies and sends care packages to US soldiers who are deployed overseas. These packs are a piece of home that can contain games, snacks, books, and letters of support.
We have Mr. Chic Dambach (an international peacekeeper with years of high conflict, overseas experiences), Mr. Jay Rogers (the veteran driver behind Arizona based Local Motors, a unique off-road luxury vehicle producer), and Ms. Eileen Borris (a specialist in conflict management and dialogue, and a current professor here at T-Bird). This is a great line up who will be speaking on Veteran Entrepreneurship and a great chance to gain some valuable knowledge. There will also be a 30 minute networking session before the speakers begin to give you a chance to meet them and other attendees so come early!
What else do we have planned at the dinner? We have a professional violinist coming to perform during the networking session to set the mood. The food will be provided by Buca di Beppo and Nothing Bundt Cake, two great local vendors. Each ticket is good for one raffle ticket and this time around we are offering the opportunity to buy more tickets to increase your chances at winning (must be present to win)! This year T-Bird Online and Executive Education are providing some great prizes again and look for some “surprise” raffle prizes!
Tickets are priced at $10 general admission and $5 if you are part of any military unit worldwide! This gets you admission, dinner and a raffle ticket. You can by your ticket from a club member or online at https://tbirdoperationthankyou.eventbrite.com/.
Please join us for this meaningful event! In the past few years we have raised around $30,000 for different charities and this year our goal is $6,000 (the cost to buy, pack, and send a set of care packages to one unit.
So…did you buy your ticket yet?