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Second Annual Memphis Friendship Foundation Award Banquet

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The Great Hall & Confrence Center

1900 S. Germantown Rd

Germantown, TN 38138

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The Second Annual Memphis Friendship Foundation Award Banquet will be held April 14, 2020.


We are proud to present as our second recipient of the Friendship Award to Micheal Todd, Kristopher Graham, and Antwain Garrett.

IN THE FALL of 2019 three teenagers from Frayser, a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee made national and international news. This time it was not due to misdeeds or outrageous behavior such as is often chosen and highlighted by news outlets. These three formed a friendship that has warmed the hearts of millions. We celebrate Micheal Todd, Kristopher Graham and Antwain Garrett.

All three are students from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. College Preparatory High School. Micheal had become the target of derision and had received a lot of verbal abuse due to wearing the same clothes to school for several days. Kristopher was among those who teased Micheal. His conscience began to nag at him that what he had participated in must have been devastating to Micheal. He confessed his regret to Antwain and together they devised a plan to reach out in kindness and acceptance to Micheal and make him a peace offering, to surprise Micheal with brand new clothes. The three have been friends since that day.

Unbeknownst to them a video of their simple act of kindness was posted on social media. The video has been viewed over 17 million times. Among those who viewed it was Ellen DeGeneres who invited the three to her show and surprised them with an appearance by Will Smith who gave them all some new clothes and promised to provide New Balance shoes for all the students at MLK, Jr. Prep. Their acts of humility, bravery and kindness have not gone unnoticed by the world. And now it has come to us to offer these three young men the 2020 Friendship Award. They will be our guests of honor at the 2nd Annual Friendship Award Banquet on Tuesday, April 14, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at The Great Hall in Germantown, Tennessee. You are invited to join us for that occasion and to join with us in sponsorship of the banquet in their honor and in celebration of the mission of the Memphis Friendship Foundation to create opportunities for building friendships based on mutual understanding and respect among people of all races, culture and faiths.




Sponsorships Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor . . . Tax deductible Donation of $3,500

•Up to 30 Dinner Tickets (3 tables with Premier Placement) at the Award Ceremony

•Name and logo on event program/brochure/website

•Private reception with keynote speaker

•Meet and greet with awards recipients


Gold Sponsor . . . Tax deductible Donation of $2,500

•Up to 20 Dinner Tickets (2 tables with Premier Placement) at the Award Ceremony

•Name and logo on event program/brochure/website

•Meet and greet with awards recipients


Silver Sponsor . . . Tax deductible Donation of $1,200

•Up to 10 Dinner Tickets (1 table with Premier Placement) at the Award Ceremony

•Name and logo on event program/brochure/website


Starbucks Scholarship Table Sponsor (5 available) . . . $1,000

•7 Dinner Tickets (1 table with Premier Placement) at the Award Ceremony

•Share table with a Starbucks Scholarship winner and guests

•Name and logo on event program/brochure/website


Table Sponsor…$700

•10 Dinner Tickets at the Award Ceremony

•Name on event program/brochure/website


Attendance

Family pack (4 tickets)…$240

Includes four tickets for dinner, entertainment, words of thanks from the MFF/Starbucks scholars and an address by this year’s awardee. (cash bar will be available)

Single Dinner Ticket…$75

Your $75 ticket includes dinner, entertainment, words of thanks from the MFF/Starbucks scholars and an address by this year’s awardee. (cash bar will be available)

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The Great Hall & Confrence Center

1900 S. Germantown Rd

Germantown, TN 38138

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