Jim Daly To Speak At On Point's Annual Dinner

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, will be speaking at On Point’s Annual Dinner on Thursday. Headquartered in Denver, Focus on the Family is an international organization dedicated to helping families thrive.  

Mr. Daly's personal journey from orphan to head of Focus on the Family is a powerful story. Abandoned by his alcoholic father at age 5, Mr. Daly lost his mother to cancer four years later – a wound deepened when his grieving step-father emptied the family home and took off with almost everything while Mr. Daly, the youngest of five children, and his siblings were at their mother's funeral. Several tough years in foster care followed, before Daly found meaning, purpose and a sense of belonging in high school. 

“Daly’s incredible story mirrors so many of our community’s youth, who despite all odds go on to flourish. By showcasing Daly’s story we hope to inspire the community we live in to be called to invest in the lives of youth. We hope that you will join us on Thursday as Jim Daly and On Point students share what it takes to thrive,” said Lesley Scearce, president/CEO of On Point.

All funds received from On Point’s Annual Dinner go directly towards the Think On Point and the Life On Point programs, which allow for over 14,000 local students to receive the education, life skills training, and mentoring support needed to thrive.  Tickets are $75 for an individual, $400 for a table of eight and $750 for a VIP/corporate table. VIP/corporate tables include 8 passes to a special VIP reception with Jim Daly. The event will be held Thursday, at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center at 6:30 p.m.  To purchase tickets, call 899-9188.


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