Tickets On Sale For Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation’s Odyssey Fundraiser

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Individual tickets for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation’s annual fundraiser and luncheon, Odyssey, are now available for purchase.  The fourth annual event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12, at noon and will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Odyssey 2013 will feature Nashville-based recording artist and author, Jimmy Wayne as the speaker and entertainer for the afternoon.  Mr. Wayne is the author of Paper Angels and the founder of the nonprofit, Project Meet Me Halfway.  Next year’s Odyssey luncheon will also honor Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy students and recognize the first graduating class. 

Odyssey 2013 is being co-chaired by Donna Knowles Killian and Lillie Wills, supporters and friends of CGLA.  “We’re very excited to help orchestrate and plan Odyssey 2013.  Jimmy Wayne has an inspiring story and we’re fortunate to have him share his life experience with Chattanooga.  We believe in and support CGLA and Odyssey and are honored to be able to serve in this capacity”, says event co-chairs, Donna Knowles Killian and Lillie Wills.

Individual tickets are $75 and can be purchased by visiting www.cglaonline.com and clicking the Odyssey 2013 tab.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available.  For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit online or contact Shawanda Mason at: smason@ywlaf.org or 468-4105.


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