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United Way Hosts Inaugural Community Breakfast to Support Early Childhood Success

San Diego County CA— United Way of San Diego County’s first annual ‘Changing the Odds Community Breakfast’ will gather hundreds of community partners, local businesses and allies to help children be successful both inside and outside the classroom.

Attendees at the Wednesday, May 10, 2017 event will hear from keynote speaker Liz Murray, author of “Breaking Night,” whose journey from homeless teen to Harvard graduate is a triumph over adversity and of the importance of dreaming big. The event’s honorary chair is San Diego First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer, founding president of Restaurant Events and wife to Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

For 97 years, United Way has been working to disrupt the cycle of poverty and provide resources for underserved San Diegans to become self-sufficient, creating better lives for local children and their families.

The United Way of San Diego County’s Changing the Odds Community Breakfast takes place on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, San Diego Convention Center 111 West Harbor Drive, Ballroom 20,
Registration/Networking: 7-8 a.m. Program: 8-9:30 a.m.

Notable scheduled attendees include Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Sheriff Bill Gore, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and several members of the San Diego City Council.

Keynote: Liz Murray, homeless to Harvard author of “Breaking Night.” Mayor Faulconer will give brief remarks.

Honorary Chair: San Diego First Lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer

Seven scholarships, presented by United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, will be awarded to graduating seniors who created videos about how they give back to the community and why. The top two will be shown at the breakfast.

The Hoover High Jazz Band will be performing between 7-8 a.m.

The cost is $75 for individual tickets. Open to the public. Tables of 10 start at $750.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://uwsd.org/breakfast. For sponsorship’s and tables, contact Jim Woods, 858-636-4145, jim.woods@uwsd.org.