Guardian Scholars Luncheon Honors
From Dateline (November
Jack Canfield, founder and co-creator of
the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, will be
the keynote speaker during the Thanks for Giving recognition luncheon
Monday, Nov. 24, at the Titan Student Union.
The fund-raising event, benefiting the Guardian Scholars
program, will honor Allen Boerner of Granite Investment Group and
alumnus Ronald V. Davis, chairman of Davis Capital and retired chairman
of Perrier Group of America.
Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Soul series
includes 70 titles with more than 85 million copies in print in
almost 40 languages. He is the founder of Self-Esteem Seminars,
which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees
how to more quickly attain personal and professional goals. Canfield
also created the Foundation for Self-Esteem to help raise self-esteem
in at-risk populations by providing resources and training to social
workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals.
More than donors, Boerner and Davis – both
of whom serve on the program’s advisory board – will
be recognized for their philanthropy and giving generosity to the
“Ron and Allen have made a personal investment
in the lives of our students,” says Jenny Mohr, director of
the Guardian Scholars program. “Besides contributing financially,
they have opened their homes and their hearts to the scholars. They
exemplify the true meaning of selflessness. We are so honored to
have them as part of our Guardian Scholars family.”
Tickets for the luncheon are $50 each and can be
ordered by calling Carlos Leija of University Advancement at 278-4733.