For the second year, we will be holding a silent auction as a part of the Tribute Event. Auction items will center around goods and services provided as a part of the instructional programs at Savannah Technical College. Occasionally, we auction additional items of special value and this year, we will be auctioning an original animation cel donated by Warner Bros.
Tribute to Community STARs
Founded in 1929 as The Opportunity School, this annual signature event began with our 75th anniversary year in 2004. From the very beginning, this institution has been creating opportunities through technical education. The Foundation felt it was only fitting to honor individuals who have devoted their lives to the same undertaking.
The Opportunity Gala, held in December of each year, honors deserving civic leaders for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to creating opportunities for Georgians both locally and at the state level.
In 2012, we honored Stratton Leopold for his leadership and commitment to improving the quality of life in Savannah. From his career as filmmaker based in Atlanta and California, to his entrepreneurial guidance and reinvigoration of the family business, he has created opportunities for others in the entertainment industry and in the hospitality industry. As a member of the Culinary Arts advisory committee, he and others help shape curriculum and program offerings for one of Savannah Tech’s strongest academic programs and in one of the leading industries locally. His guidance is helping Savannah solidify its position as a desirable location for filmmaking.
Past recipients include: Former Governor Zell Miller , Arnold Tenenbaum, Judge Griffin Bell , Tom Coleman, Dick Eckburg, Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr., Bob and Alice Jepson and Howard Morrison.
featuring food preparation and service by students in the the award-winning Culinary Arts program at Savannah Technical College.
See photos of the Leopold's Ice Cream sign renovation