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Jacobsons to serve as Breakfast Co-Chairs


NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 19, 2013 - The American Red Cross, Nashville Area Chapter is hosting its 12th Annual Lifesaver Breakfast on Tuesday, March 11th at 7:30 am, at Lipscomb University in Allen Arena.

Jan and Harry Jacobson will serve as event Chairpersons. The Jacobsons have had tremendous impact in our community and beyond with their charitable involvement with several worthy non-profit organizations including the Family Foundation Fund, Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Shoot for the Future, and Hospital Hospitality House. They have also opened their home to many other charities.

Dr. Jacobson is Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds and a founding partner of TriStar Technology Ventures. He is former Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He serves on the boards of several of MedCare’s portfolio companies as well as Ingram Industries. Dr. Jacobson is also past Chairman of the Board of the Nashville Health Care Council.

Among her many community service projects, Jan Jacobson has relished her role as a mother and grandmother. She is a former board member of Currey Ingram Academy and has been involved in many special charitable projects in collaboration with her husband.

American Red Cross Regional CEO, Joel R. Sullivan, says of Harry and Jan’s leadership: “We are very honored to have Dr. and Mrs. Jacobson join the American Red Cross team as our 2014 Lifesaver Breakfast Chairs. They are dedicated to serving our community and through their leadership and guidance, we have an opportunity to significantly increase our resources to provide help and hope in our community every day.”

The Jacobsons will be working with an event committee that consists of some of the community’s most dedicated leaders, including: Bill Andrews, Joe Crace, Kari Johnson, Bill Krueger, Rob McCabe, Mary Ellen Rodgers, Peter Rousos and Gary Wilson.

The Lifesaver Breakfast hosts Nashville’s most influential business and community leaders, sharing the mission of the American Red Cross, and raising the financial funding resources necessary to provide their core humanitarian services.

For more information on the Lifesaver Breakfast and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mandy Peebles at 615.290.6804.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.