Habitat For Humanity Hosts Raise The Roof April 11

Monday, February 17, 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area will host Raise the Roof on Friday, April 11 at The Chattanoogan Hotel.  Joshua DuBois, President Obama’s long time spiritual advisor, former Director of White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhoods and author of bestseller, The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, will be the keynote speaker.

Joshua DuBois is one of the nation's leading writers and speakers on religion in the public square, race, and grassroots community development. Joshua led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships during President Obama's first term, becoming the youngest-ever head of a White House department. He spearheaded the Obama Administration's work on faith-based and community partnerships, fatherhood, religion and foreign affairs, mentoring, and other anti-poverty strategies. Mr. DuBois also helped the Administration navigate difficult issues at the intersection of religion and politics, from race in America to religious freedom.

Mr. DuBois left the Administration in February 2013 to author The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, a book of devotionals based on the ones he still sends President Obama every morning. He is also the weekly religion and values columnist for The Daily Beast, and Founder & CEO of Values Partnerships, a consulting firm that helps nonprofits and companies partner with the faith community to solve big challenges.

 “Mr. DuBois knows first hand what it takes to build strong and stable communities and understands the importance of community partnerships,” said David Butler, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area. “We are extremely thrilled and fortunate to have him as our keynote speaker.”

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner and a live auction at 7 p.m. Following dinner, entertainment will provided by Chattanooga’s very own Love, Peace, & Happiness. 

Tickets are $100 and tables (seating 8) are $600. To purchase tickets, tables and to learn more about corporate sponsorships – including an exclusive meet-and-greet with Joshua DuBois, call 756-0507.


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