Name Of Organization: Mid-America Council, BSA
Event Name: BSA Big Give Luncheon
When: December 12, 2022
Where: CHI Health Center
Why: Donations from the BSA Big Give event will make programs and outdoor experiences possible in 2023.
Special Guest: Captain Richard Phillips
Catered By: Levy Restaurants
Valet Parking By: Mutual of Omaha
Multimediarentals By: Inspire
Amount Raised: over $500,000
Event Summary: The BSA Big Give luncheon is the Mid-America Council’s kick-off to the 2023 Investment in Character annual giving campaign, Steering the Future. Guests join in fellowship over a good meal to hear from community leaders, Scouts, and our keynote speaker, Captain Richard Phillips. The goal is to raise $500,000. Donations make programs and outdoor experiences possible in 2023. Money raised will be used to help Scouts find their path in life and create Scouting adventures.
Mission: It is the mission of the Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
For More Information: 402-431-9272, www.mac-bsa.org
Sponsors: Mutual of Omaha, Deloitte, Valmont Industries, KPMG, The Singer Family Foundation, Gail & Shane Graeve
Special Guest Summary: American sea hero Captain Richard Phillips offers a powerful and timely message of duty, leadership, and faith in oneself. For five days in April 2009, Captain Phillips was the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship, the Maersk Alabama, a container ship ferrying food aid to East Africa. Captain Phillips credits his time as a Scout helping him through those dramatic events.