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Lifesaver Breakfast Knoxville

  • TN - Lifesaver Breakfast - Knoxville 2016
     

Monday

April 18, 2016

Time:
7:30AM - 8:30AM

Location:
The University of Tennessee – Lauricella Room
Gate 21A of Neyland Stadium
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

The American Red Cross of East Tennessee will honor Governor Bill Haslam at the Lifesaver Breakfast 2016: A Hero Among Us. The event takes place April 18th at 7:30 a.m. at The University of Tennessee – Lauricella Room of Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.

Each year we recognize a “Hero Among Us”. This award is presented to an individual who best exemplifies the efforts of the Red Cross mission. As this year marks the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we would like to recognize Governor Haslam as a “Hero Among Us” in recognition of his work with the American Red Cross of East Tennessee while he was mayor of Knoxville and for his continuing efforts as Governor of Tennessee.

In addition, the Lifesaver Breakfast raises awareness of all 5 lines of service of the American Red Cross, shares personal experiences of our volunteers, and celebrates local chapter achievements. This event also helps raise essential funds needed to continue providing Red Cross programs and services for our community.

Individual tickets for the event are available. There is limited seating at the event. Please contact us for more information at 865-584-2999.

For sponsorship opportunities and general inquiries, please contact Lori Marsh at 865-584-2999 or Lori.Marsh@redcross.org

For media inquiries, please contact Michelle Hankes at 865-584-2999 or Michelle.Hankes@redcross.org.


Keynote Speaker

Lifesaver Breakfast Knoxville - Governor Haslam

Governor Bill Haslam

Under Governor Haslam’s results-driven, common sense leadership, Tennessee is recognized as a national leader in education, job creation and fiscal responsibility.

His commitment to education is making a difference. Tennessee is the fastest improving state in the country in academic achievement. He has launched the “Tennessee Promise” – the only program in the country to give every graduating high school senior a chance to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school free of charge and with a personal mentor.

Governor Haslam has focused on making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs, and Tennessee currently holds the title of “State of the Year” for economic development.

Working with the General Assembly, he has balanced the budget every year, kept taxes low, ensured Tennessee has the lowest debt in the country, and nearly doubled the state’s savings account.

Thanks to his work to make state government more customer-focused, efficient and effective, Tennessee is ranked the third best managed state in the nation.

Born and raised in Knoxville, Bill was blessed with parents who instilled their strong faith and work ethic in their children. As a young man, he excelled in academics and sports and was a leader in student government. When he was 16 years old, the sudden, unexpected death of his mother marked a turning point in his young life. His family leaned on each other and on their faith to get through the tough days.

Bill entered Emory University in 1976, and on the first day of class, met Crissy, a young woman from Memphis who would later become his wife. During college, Bill was a volunteer leader for Young Life, a Christian ministry that reaches out to adolescents, and today he serves on the Young Life Board of Trustees.

After graduating from Emory with a degree in History, Bill and Crissy married and moved to Knoxville, where Bill managed his family’s chain of gas stations. While lots of politicians talk about creating jobs, Bill Haslam has actually done it. When he first went to work for the company, Pilot Corporation had 800 employees, and when he left, it had more than 14,000 employees in 39 states.

In 2003, Bill ran successfully for mayor of Knoxville and was re-elected in 2007 with 87 percent of the vote. As mayor, he balanced eight consecutive city budgets, tripled the Rainy Day Fund, insisted that city government focus on providing services in an efficient manner, helped found key education initiatives, and recruited and retained thousands of jobs to Knoxville.

Bill and Crissy have been married for 34 years and are blessed with three children and four grandchildren. For more than three decades, they have been members of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Knoxville, where Bill serves as an elder.

Event Committee

East Tennessee Lifesaver Breakfast Committee

Melissa Sykes (Chair)

Nick Jackson

Joe Thompson

Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers

Supporting Sponsor

TeamHealth

Event Sponsors

BB&T

BlueCross/BlueShield

Burkhalter and Burkhalter

Centrus Energy

CNS/Y-12

Delta Dental of Tennessee

Kroger

ORLN Federal Credit Union

Raymond James – Knoxville

Stokely Hospitality


Ready365 Regional Platinum Sponsor

TVA  - logo

Honorary Sponsor

Tennessee - Lifesaver Breakfast Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Knoxville Lifesaver Breakfast Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year, the American Red Cross Lifesaver Breakfast brings together community and business leaders to learn about and celebrate the services of the American Red Cross. Opportunities for your company to align with the East Tennessee American Red Cross are available through sponsorships listed below:

$25,000 Presenting Sponsorship
  • Inclusion in event’s press release
  • Cover logo recognition and company highlight in breakfast program if received by March 31st
  • Company logo placement in pre and post event advertisement
  • Company name, logo and link on East Tennessee Chapter’s breakfast web page
  • Company name placed in rotation on the American Red Cross marquee located on Middlebrook Pike, thanking them for their generous support. Impressions per day: 1,515
  • Company name and logo displayed on large screen at event
  • Inclusion in Lifesaver Breakfast Feature in chapter e-newsletter
  • Two tables for a total of 14 guests for the Lifesaver Breakfast
  • Inclusion in the Lifesaver Breakfast social media strategy
Two tickets to the Nashville Lifesaver Breakfast with keynote speaker Peyton Manning on April 4, 2016

$10,000 Supporting Sponsorship
  • Company logo placement in breakfast program if received by March 31st
  • Company logo placement in pre and post event advertisement
  • Company logo on East Tennessee Chapter’s breakfast web page
  • Company name placed in rotation on the American Red Cross marquee located on
  • Middlebrook Pike, thanking them for their generous support. Impressions per day: 1,515
  • Company name and logo displayed on large screen at the event
  • One table for 7 guests for the Lifesaver Breakfast
  • Inclusion in the Lifesaver Breakfast social media strategy
Two tickets to the Nashville Lifesaver Breakfast with keynote speaker Peyton Manning on April 4, 2016

$5,000 Event Sponsorship
  • Company name listed in breakfast program
  • Company name listed in post-event thank you
  • Company name listed on East Tennessee Chapter’s breakfast web page
  • One table for 7 guests for the Lifesaver Breakfast
Two tickets to the Nashville Lifesaver Breakfast with keynote speaker Peyton Manning on April 4, 2016

$2,500 Event Host Sponsorship
  • One table for 7 guests for the Lifesaver Breakfast
  • Company name listed in breakfast program
Two tickets to Nashville Lifesaver Breakfast with keynote speaker Peyton Manning on April 4, 2016

$1,250 Table Sponsorship
  • One table for 7 guests for the Lifesaver Breakfast
  • Company name listed in breakfast program

Additional $5,000 Tennessee Region Upgrade to the East TN Sponsorship
  • One table for 10 guests for the Nashville Lifesaver Breakfast with keynote speaker
  • Peyton Manning on April 4, 2016
  • Company name listed in Nashville Lifesaver Breakfast program
  • Company name listed in post-event thank you Nashville Business Journal advertisement, program and website
  • Company name listed on Nashville chapter’s breakfast web page
Questions? Please contact Lori Marsh at 865-584-2999 or Lori.Marsh@redcross.org.