2019 Campaign Kickoff & CEO Summit

The CEO Breakfast is traditionally the first event of the campaign. It is a gathering for CEO's, senior staff, and employee campaign coordinators who work for a business hosting or planning to host a United Way campaign to celebrate the beginning of a new campaign year and to network with other leaders who Live United.

This year we are extremely excited to present guest speaker, Amanda Messer co-founder of "Because I said I would", the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promised made and kept.

At a young age Amanda learned the effect that promises broken have on relationships. Her father struggled with addiction and was not good with keeping his commitments to his little girl. Amanda was drawn to helping start because I said I would knowing that there are other people whose lives are deeply affected by broken promises. Amanda uses her deep personal connection to promises to inspire and motivate her audiences to become better with their commitments.

Since September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has: distributed over 10.3 million Promise Cards to over 153 countries, started local chapters of volunteer teams, developed free resources that have been downloaded over 1,000 times, delivered live character development programming to over 150,000 students and created awareness campaigns that have been seen by millions.

Because I said I would’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey Show and many other programs. Amanda is a two-time TEDx speaker and has delivered keynotes in both the United States and internationally.

 For more information on Amanda or "Because I said I Would, please click here. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019 CEO summit & campaign kickoff!

THIS YEAR, WE ARE ASKING YOU TO PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT TO OFFSET THE COST OF OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER. this will help us better understand your thoughts on the value and importance of this event. 
 at the Press Room. RSVP's are required. Please RSVP no later than August 21st. To register, click below and make sure to include everyone from your company that will attend. 
 

THANK YOU TO MERITUS HEALTH & THE MICHAEL G. CALLAS CHARITABLE TRUST FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT!