The Community Foundation’s “Making a Difference” speaker series will host Jenna Bush Hager, contributing correspondent on the NBC’s “Today” show and editor of Southern Living magazine, in April.
The speaker series is an annual event that brings nationally-known speakers to Southwest Colorado to speak about philanthropy and how the power of compassion can change lives. Hager, the daughter of former United States president George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush, will speak about her passions of early-childhood development and literacy education.
She will speak at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive.
Hager is author of the New York Times bestseller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which was written after she traveled to Latin America as an intern with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. Hager is still involved with UNICEF as the founding chairwoman of its “Next Generation” initiative, which empowers young people to reduce childhood deaths around the world.
Sponsorships for the event are still available for $1,000-$10,000. Benefits of sponsorship depend on the amount donated, and may include events tickets; VIP party tickets; and program advertising and recognition.
To be a sponsor, call the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado at 375-5807 or visit www.swcommunityfoundation.org.
Tickets for Hager’s speech cost $30-$55 and are available online at www.durangoconcerts.com.