Dinner of Firsts

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Watch on Youtube or Facebook
November 12 at 7p.m.


We are going virtual and everyone is invited! Get ready for some great memories and a lot of laughter at this first-ever free event. Now celebrating its 9th year, Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts is the signature “FUNdraising” event for Chattanooga State Community College. Each year we honor a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college. This year we celebrate some of our past honorees (you can read more about them in the archives.) Highlights include clips with many of our awesome Roasters.

Dinner of Firsts 2020 Remix will premiere Thursday evening, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. with Stacy Lightfoot from PEF serving as Event Chair. We are honored to have Jay Dale, Market President of First Horizon and Greg Vital, President and CEO of Independent HealthCare Properties & Morning Pointe as our presenting sponsors and evening co-hosts.

During these uncertain times, scholarship support for students remains a great need. Chattanooga State graduates are essential to the Chattanooga area’s workforce, and we are proud of our 97% job placement rate. Although we are not selling tickets to this year’s virtual event, we hope you will consider a tax-deductible donation as an alternative to buying tickets or sponsorships. Donations may be made to the Tom Edd Wilson First in the Family Endowed Scholarship or the First in the Family Annual Scholarship to help support first-generation college students at give.chattanoogastate.edu. If you have someone special you would like to honor, such as a first-generation college student, or someone who made a difference in your college graduation success, please include their name in the memorials and tributes section of our giving form.

For more information, please contact tammy.sawyers@chattanoogastate.edu or suzanne.harris@chattanoogastate.edu.

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