NASHVILLE, TN, (TN Tribune) – Legal Aid Society, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that the Tennessee State University head football coach and former porter Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George will be the speakers at his annual Breakfast of Champions virtual event, scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday. , 6 April.
Jennifer Kraus of NewsChannel5 will host the event, which kicks off with a pre-show at 7:30 a.m. The Breakfast of Champions, held annually in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society’s Equal Justice Campaign , has been held annually since 1987 to support the non-profit legal association. mission of the law firm.
This year’s campaign has a fundraising goal of $870,000. Please visit www.avcast.me/boc22 to RSVP for the event, to donate or for additional information.
George will talk about how advocacy helped him overcome the adversity he faced throughout his childhood, as well as the importance of being an advocate for others. His many professional accomplishments include winning the NFL Rookie of the Year award in 1996, appearing in the Pro Bowl four consecutive years (1997-2000), and assisting the Titans to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV.
“We are delighted to have Eddie George join us as a speaker for this year’s Breakfast of Champions event,” said DarKenya W. Waller, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society. “His accomplishments on and off the field illustrate how organizations like ours can help people transcend difficult circumstances to live fulfilling and exemplary lives.”
The event is co-chaired by former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and her husband Bruce Barry, Thistle Farms CEO Hal Cato and entrepreneur Michael Burcham. Mr. Suzanne Hartness, Chief Operating Officer of GSRM Law, and Perri duGard Owens, President and CEO of duGard Communications also serve on the planning committee.
“We are very grateful to have this passionate group of people on our Breakfast of Champions planning committee,” Waller said. “Each of them brings unique experience and connections to the community that we hope will make this year’s virtual event our most attended event yet.”
Megan Barry served as mayor of Nashville from 2015 to 2018 and was the first woman to be elected to the position. Her professional experience includes working as a business executive, as an independent consultant focusing on business ethics and corporate responsibility, and as an adjunct professor.
She currently serves on the board of HART and the Women’s Fund for the Community Foundation. Bruce Barry is a professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University and an authority on negotiation, ethics and workplace rights. He is currently the editor of Business Ethics Quarterly and a member of the national board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Hal Cato is CEO of Thistle Farms, the nation’s largest nonprofit social enterprise that employs female survivors.
He previously served as CEO of the Oasis Center, a nonprofit that works with youth, and founded the nonprofit Hands on Nashville. Michael Burcham is an entrepreneur, investor and healthcare strategist. He is currently an executive partner of Chicago’s investment firm Shore Capital and a faculty member at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
About the Legal Aid Society Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The nonprofit law firm provides free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its area seek justice, protect their well-being, and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. The Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more about www.las.orgor by following the company on Facebook.