Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts will be held on Thursday evening, Nov. 14, with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at The Chattanoogan. The Dinner of Firsts is Chattanooga State’s signature “FUNdraising” event with a toast and roast honoring a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college.
This eighth annual dinner event will honor local community leader Sandra Brewer with Alan Cates serving as event chair. In addition to being a first-generation college student, Ms. Brewer is the vice president of Membership and Investor Relations for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Those roasting Ms. Brewer include Nicole Brown, Deborah Everhart, Ron Harr, Alison Lebovitz, and her daughters Christina Bonnell and Caitlyn Miller. Jed Mescon will serve as master of ceremonies.
Greg Vital, president and CEO of Independent Healthcare Properties & Morning Pointe, along with Jay Dale, market president of First Tennessee Bank, will be presenting sponsors and evening co-hosts.
Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for first-generation students and are divided equally between the annual First in the Family Scholarship and the Tom Edd Wilson First in the Family Endowed Scholarship. Nearly half of Chattanooga State students that apply for financial aid are the first in their families to attend college. Earnings from the first seven years have provided more than $418,000 in scholarship support for first-generation students.
Learn more about Dinner of Firsts at chattanoogastate.edu/dof. For additional information on sponsorship levels and tables for Dinner of Firsts 2019, contact Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-697-3359.
Presidential: $5,000. Full-page recognition ad in the program, social media recognition, company or individual listed on large screens and sponsor boards at the event and one table with prime seating for eight.
Summa Cum Laude: $2,500. Half-page recognition ad in the program, social media recognition, listing on all sponsor boards on display at the event and one table with priority seating for eight.
Magna Cum Laude: $2,000. Quarter-page recognition ad in the program, listing on all sponsor boards on display at the event and one table with preferred seating for eight.
Cum Laude: $1,500. Listing in the program and one table with seating for eight.
General seating for friends and alumni is available at $175 per person. If you are unable to attend, consider a donation in honor of Ms. Brewer to the Tom Edd Wilson First in the Family Endowed Scholarship.