The Sacramento Speakers Series prides itself in being a vital part of the community. Here are a few ways we are giving back to our wonderful Sacramento community this year.
RUN TO FEED THE HUNGRY
The Sacramento Speakers Series created a team for the 2011 and 2012 Run to Feed the Hungry. We think it is important to contribute to one of the longest running (pun intended) local charity events. Our teams were made up of employees, friends and family who are committed to bettering the community and raising money for this much-needed effort.
UPDATE: We raised $1,876 with our 2011 Run to Feed the Hungry team!
SACRAMENTO FOOD BANK CANNED FOOD DRIVE
As an extension of our Run to Feed the Hungry participation, we had a canned food drive benefiting the Sacramento Food Bank. The canned food drive took place at the David Gergen engagement on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Current subscribers who brought 3 cans of non-perishable food received a free ticket in the 2nd tier to a remaining engagement of the 2011-2012 season. Thank you for helping us give back to those who need it the most in our community.
UPDATE: We collected 720 pounds of food items for the Sacramento Food Bank!
SHARE THE VISION
The Sacramento Speakers Series has implemented a program called Shared the Vision. It allows us to offer complimentary tickets to local high school and college classes to attend individual engagements of our Series. It proves to be an invaluable evening because not only do students gain first-hand knowledge outside of the classroom, but they also participate in an important community event and get to see nationally (and sometimes internationally) recognized individuals who are experts in their fields. For more information about our Share the Vision program, please call (916) 388-1100.