Charles and Betty Lebovitz To Co-Chair Siskin Children’s Institute’s StarNight 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Siskin Children’s Institute announced that Charles and Betty Lebovitz will be co-chairs of StarNight 2014. The black-tie event, which has become a time honored tradition, will take place at the Chattanooga Convention Center onSaturday, August 16. Known for its long history of featuring top musical acts such as Sugarland, Trisha Yearwood, Josh Turner and Wilson Philips, StarNight supports the Institute’s efforts on behalf of the more than 1,500 children and families it serves.

“Charles and I are privileged to play a leadership role in such a celebratory event as StarNight,” said Betty Lebovitz. “It is a unique opportunity for us to show our support for the invaluable services that the Institute provides for children and families.”

Mr. and Mrs. Lebovitz bring a wealth of enthusiasm, passion and commitment for this year’s StarNight event and the Institute mission. As chairman of the board of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., Mr. Lebovitz has been involved in shopping center development since 1961. He is an advisory director of First Tennessee Bank, a member of the National Board of Directors of Maccabiah USA/Sports for Israel (Maccabiah Games) and a national vice chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Lebovitz served as chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and on the board of governors for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He is passionate about his community and also served as president of the B’nai Zion Congregation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, was a member of the Chancellor’s Round Table for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, president of the Alumni Council for The McCallie School, and a past member of both The McCallie School and GPS Board of Trustees.

Mrs. Lebovtiz has a heartfelt commitment to the community as evidenced through her multifaceted and dedicated service. She plays an active role on Siskin Children’s Institute’s Development Committee and has previously co-chaired the Institute’s StyleWorks fashion show event.

“Charles and Betty exemplify the spirit of giving back. Their leadership, combined with their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs, will create a wonderful and impactful evening,” said John Farrimond, Institute president and CEO. “The Institute is privileged to have them as our StarNight co-chairs.”

Proceeds from the event directly benefit children with special needs and their families through Siskin Children’s Institute’s four areas of focus: education, outreach, developmental pediatric health care and research.

For more information about StarNight, call 648-1730.


All Summer Driver's Ed Classes Full And Closed

Effective immediately, all Drivers Education classes for the Summer 2015 term are completely full and closed. No more applications will be accepted for any Summer classes. The class schedule for the Fall 2015 term will be announced at a later date. Please call the Drivers Education information line at  423-643-7011  for more information.  (click for more)

PHOTOS: Orange Grove's Lunch For Champions

State Attorney General Says City Council Cannot Make Taxis Not Registered In Hamilton County Go Through Emissions Testing

The state attorney general's office has ruled that the City Council cannot require that taxis not registered in Hamilton County go through emissions testing. The city is dealing with the new Uber taxi service that has an out-of-town owner. Locally-owned cabs have to go through the annual emissions testing. The opinion says that local taxi owners cannot get around the emissions ... (click for more)

New Attorneys Have Not Decided On Whether To Seek Mental Evaluation For Hixson Woman Facing Possible Death Penalty

New attorneys for a Hixson woman facing a possible death penalty in Catoosa County, Ga., said they have not decided whether to seek a mental evaluation of Catherine Joann Goins. Police said she lured a 30-year-old woman to a friend's house and killed her in order to steal her newborn. After District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin opted for the death penalty, two attorneys ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: FBI To Study ‘Lickers’

About 25 years ago there was a terrifying movie called “The Silence of the Lambs.” It was so good it won the Academy Awards in all five categories – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Adapted Screenplay. Further, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster were brilliant, but do you remember the third “star?” Scott Glenn played a character named “Jack Crawford,” the ... (click for more)