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COMBAT BOOTS 2 THE BOARDROOM ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA, NOV. 20

RICHMOND HILL, GA. – Oct. 19, 2021 – Combat Boots 2 The Boardroom (CB2TB) announces its second annual gala and auction, which will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar Street. Military and civilian families are invited to this family-friendly fundraiser. Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and its mission to assist veterans transitioning to civilian life.

This multifaceted event is designed to recognize our nation’s military members and demonstrate the impact that CB2TB has in helping veterans after they leave military service. The fundraising gala will feature entertainment by DJ MicLoud Spice Nice, a delicious dinner served by the Richmond Hill City Center, and presentations by keynote speakers including Roy W. Minter, Savannah Chief of Police, Major Jason Sakelarios with the Richmond Hill Police Department, and Nick Westbrook, owner and operator of Chick-Fil-A Hinesville. In addition, the Chick-Fil-A cow mascot will be in attendance for photo opportunities!

“Richmond Hill is back and CB2TB is excited to kick off the holiday season in style! We are honored to offer this opportunity to celebrate our community’s military and veteran families, while raising funds,” said CB2TB Co-Founder Lynnetta Smith. “Bring your significant other, the kids, or just enjoy a fun-filled night out with friends!”

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour allowing guests the opportunity to bid on silent auction items and peruse booths featuring local vendors such as Gigi’s Boutique and Bonna Bella Candles. At 6:45 p.m., CB2TB Co-Founder Lynnetta Smith will give a welcome speech and share highlights about the organization, after which guests will be invited to enjoy a buffet-style dinner and continue bidding on silent auction items. At 7:45 p.m. there will be recognition of special guests and presentations. At 9 p.m. the live auction will begin, hosted by auctioneer Robert Malinowski, and silent auction winners will be announced.

Tickets to the 2021 Gala are $40 for an individual ticket, $75 for a couple, or $100 for a family of three (plus $5 for each additional family member). To purchase tickets, please visit www.combatboots2theboardroom.com/event-details/.  

CB2TB is grateful to its sponsors, Dixon & Lasseter Attorneys at Law, P.C., American Veteran Properties, the Richmond Hill City Center and Lesley Francis Public Relations. Those interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please email lynnetta@combatbootstotheboardroom.com or call (404) 465-1735.

Sponsorship Levels Include:

  • Colonel Sponsor ($10,000)
    • Recognition as event title sponsor
    • Presentation at event including a video slot up to five minutes
    • Inclusion of branded materials in CB2TB event goody bags
    • Logo featured on CB2TB website, social media and promotional materials
    • Two tables decorated by the sponsoring organization/business
    • 16 event tickets
  • Major Sponsor ($5,000)
    • Presentation at event including a video slot up to three and a half minutes
    • Inclusion of branded materials in CB2TB event goody bags
    • Logo featured on CB2TB website, social media and promotional materials
    • One table decorated by sponsoring organization/business
    • 12 event tickets
  • Captain Sponsor ($3,500)
    • Presentation at event including a video slot up to two minutes
    • Logo featured on CB2TB website, social media and promotional materials
    • One table decorated by sponsoring organization/business
    • Eight event tickets
  • Sergeant Major Sponsor ($1,500)
    • Presentation at event including a video slot up to 30 seconds
    • Logo featured on CB2TB website and social media
    • One table decorated by sponsoring organization/business
    • Six tickets
  • Sergeant Sponsor ($750)
    • Logo featured on CB2TB website and social media
    • Half of a table to be decorated by sponsoring organization/business
    • Four event tickets
  • Corporal Sponsor ($500)
    • Logo featured on CB2TB social media
    • Half of a table to be decorated by sponsoring organization/business
    • Two event tickets

Combat Boots 2 The Boardroom is a family-owned and operated 501©3 nonprofit that uses personal experience and community relationships to assist military veterans and their families in transitioning from life inside the military to life outside. The organization helps each client transition into the workforce by providing professional development training, full-service image makeovers, and life coaching while underscoring the intrinsic dignity of each individual advancing into the workplace.

To learn more about CB2TB, please visit https://www.combatboots2theboardroom.com/, call 404.465.1735, or email Combatboots2theBoardroom@gmail.com.

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For media inquiries, please contact Kristyn Fielding at kristyn@lesleyfrancispr.com or 229-393-6457, or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950, or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377)

This event, which is free and open to the public, will offer important updates about Historic Savannah Foundation as CEO and President Sue Adler delivers the annual report, unveils the organization’s strategic plans, and talks about the election of new members and officers to the Board of Trustees. The annual meeting is designed to inform attendees while encouraging new members to join and existing members to renew their support of Historic Savannah Foundation’s work and initiatives. A light reception with refreshments in the Davenport House garden will follow.

Prior to assuming her role as the Chief Preservation Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Malone-France served as the Senior Vice President for Historic Sites at the National Trust, leading its portfolio of 28 historic sites around the country to provide expansive and sustainable public benefit as they model exemplary preservation, collections management, and interpretation. Her tenure included the creation of a dedicated fund to support historic gardens and landscapes at National Trust historic sites and successful completion of a $21 million campaign to address critical capital projects across the portfolio of sites. She holds a Master’s in Historic Preservation from the College of Environment & Design at the University of Georgia.

“We are honored to welcome our next Louise Lauretti lecturer, Katherine Malone-France, and look forward to an enlightening evening of shared knowledge, inspirational experiences and insights on historic preservation,” said HSF CEO and President Sue Adler. “Being able to hold our annual meeting in person this year is a privilege. Engaging with our future and current membership is something we’ve really missed over the last year and a half, so we’re excited to share information and update our guests on HSF’s bright future.”

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present and future. Following its formation in 1955, the nonprofit organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties – now totaling over 400 buildings – throughout several Savannah local historic districts. HSF is committed to continuing to build capacity within HSF’s operations, secure new financial resources, improve HSF’s image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts.

For more information about the annual meeting or HSF, please visit www.myHSF.org.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651, Lesley Francis at lesley@francis.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).

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