15th Annual Opportunity Award Gala honoring Ted Kleisner
December 7, 2018 | Eckburg Auditorium
This year, the STC Foundation honors Ted Kleisner for his leadership and vision. From the 1970s, as general manager of the Savannah Hilton when the renaissance of Savannah’s downtown was a distant possibility, Kleisner was among the leaders instrumental in establishing a Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau, the predecessor of today’s Visit Savannah. He later chaired to effort to fund the building of Rousakis Plaza on River Street, the centerpiece of tourism downtown.
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 those who have devoted their lives to the same undertaking. The Opportunity Gala, held the first Friday in December of each year, honors deserving civic leaders for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. They have demonstrated a commitment to creating opportunities for Georgians both locally and at the state level. Past recipients include: Former Governor Zell Miller, Arnold Tenenbaum, Judge Griffin Bell, Tom Coleman, Dick Eckburg, Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr., Bob and Alice Jepson, Howard Morrison, Stratton Leopold and Chef Jean-Yves Vendeville.
$25,000 Presenting sponsor
Headline positioning in media before and after the event, signage and recognition at the event; table for 10; campus tour and luncheon for 10 prepared by Chef Jean
$10,000 Signature sponsor
Positioning in media before, after and at the event; table for 10; campus tour and luncheon for 10 prepared by Chef Jean
$5,000 President’s Club
Table for 10 at the 14th Annual Opportunity Gala
Company logo included in post-event print advertising; recognition at the event
For sponsorships at or above the $5,000 level
Please make check payable to:
Savannah Technical College Foundation
5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 31405
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Tribute to Community STARs
Date TBA | Eckburg Auditorium
This event, held each spring, recognizes unsung heroes in our community. The first Tribute to Community STARs event was held in April 2007 and began a tradition of celebrating the achievements and contributions attained by the outstanding men and women in our community. Often times, we don’t take the opportunity to say thank you to others for a job well done or to recognize the impact one has made in the community. The Savannah Technical College Foundation honors these individuals that make a difference! Your gifts, through sponsorships, tickets and silent auction purchases, support Savannah Technical College’s mission of workforce development in our region.
Learn more about the Tribute to Community STARs event and sponsoring a STAR.