Events

Rising Stars Polaris Award Banquet

When: 02/26/2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: The Palmer Building (2601 East 7th St, CLT)

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The Carolinas Freedom Foundation Rising Stars Class of 2020 are a group of motivated and dedicated young professionals working to raise money in support of CFF programs that inspire patriotic citizenship in our youth and community by honoring the service of veterans and first responders. The man or woman who raised the most funds during the twelve-week campaign that began at the 2019 Freedom Breakfast is awarded the prestigious Polaris Award.

Rising Star nominees and supporters will gather for the 2nd Annual Polaris Award Dinner at the historic Palmer Building (2601 East 7th Street, Charlotte) where, following a wine reception and banquet dinner, the 2019 Freedom Award Winner Mary Whyte, who is an internationally renowned artist and founder of Patriot Art Foundationwill deliver a keynote address, and the 2020 Polaris Award winner will be announced.

February 26, 2020
6pm-9pm
The Palmer Building, 2601 East 7th St, CLT
Cocktail Attire


Seating is limited, but the options are plentiful:

  • Tickets to attend are $75 per person (early bird through January 31, 2020); $85 per person thereafter
  • For $150 share this Carolinas Freedom Foundation experience with deserving Veterans and First-Responders by including a charitable gift through our BOGO (buy one/gift one) initiative.
  • Sponsor Flags in Classrooms for $250 and receive 2 tickets and program recognition.
  • Sponsor Youth Scholarships for $500 and receive 4 tickets and program recognition.
  • Sponsor a Table for $750 and receive a Table of 8 with signage and program recognition. 
OR support a Rising Star in their fundraising campaign by purchasing a Ticket ($100) or Table of up to 10 ($1000) by entering their corresponding coupon code [full purchase price accredited to that Rising Star's campaign]:
Jim Avola: Ticket Code = Avola or Table Code = Avola Table
Lisa Cook: Ticket Code = Cook or Table Code =  Cook Table
Vamsi Divi: Ticket Code = Divi or Table Code = Divi Table
Lawrence Shaheen: Ticket Code = Shaheen or Table Code = Shaheen Table
Andrew Skorupa: Ticket Code = Skorupa or Table Code = Skorupa Table
Garrett White: Ticket Code = White or Table Code = White Table
Sean Williams:
Ticket Code = Williams or Table Code = Williams Table
Tiye Young: Ticket Code = Young or Table Code = Young Table


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