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Jerry Colangelo 50 Years of Golden Achievements Tribute Luncheon Set for Oct. 13
By Claire Natale - Wednesday Oct 06, 2021
The Jerry Colangelo 50 Years of Golden Achievements Tribute Luncheon, presented by Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), will pay tribute to Colangelo’s world-changing achievements and establish the Jerry Colangelo Integrity Scholarship Endowment, October 13, 2021 from12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chateau Lux (1175 E. Lone Cactus Dr.) following the Integrity Summit 10.

The endowment will provide scholarships to students attending accredited Arizona college, trade, technology and art schools. Competing students will apply and be considered for a scholarship after composing a 500-word essay and answering two questions: First, how will you help to be a force to make integrity prominent and dominant wherever you work? Second, how will you be an Integrity Tiger-- and walk the talk of integrity-- even when others do not?

“We’re thrilled to create a scholarship that encourages young adults to place integrity at the forefront in all decisions,” said Gregg Ostro, founder of Integrity Summit and GO Media Companies. “Jerry has always been an exemplar of integrity and lifting humanity, so it only makes sense that this scholarship follows in his footsteps.”

For more than 52 years, Arizona-based CPLC has dedicated to driving economic and political empowerment. The community development corporation impacts more than two million lives annually by providing accessible healthcare, affordable housing, a quality education, access to meaningful work and political representation in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. CPLC is supporting the luncheon at this year’s Integrity Summit.

“We have all benefitted tremendously from and been inspired by what Jerry Colangelo has accomplished for Arizona and the country. Chicano Por La Causa is honored to celebrate Jerry and help carry the torch of integrity,” said David Adame, president & CEO of Chicano Por La Causa.

Celebrities, VIPs of sports, business and education leaders will be attending and be featured on video sharing their historic moments with Colangelo. The Luncheon Chairs include Ray Schey, publisher of the Phoenix Business Journal; Sandra Watson, CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority; Jerry Moyes, founder and CEO of Swift Trucking (retired); and Gregg Ostro, founder of Integrity Summit and GO Media Companies. The Host Committee includes David Eaton, principal of JDM Partners; Mel Shultz, principal of JDM Partners; Chuck Warshaver, president of Gellert Health; Dr. Deepika Bahla, CEO of the Chateau Luxe Event Center; Ben Ostro, vice president of GO Media Companies, LLC; Martin Shultz, community leader and former executive of Arizona Public Service (APS)/Pinnacle West (retired); Joshua Crosman, Unit Sales Manager (General Manager) at PepsiCo; David Adame, president & CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa.

Guests have a variety of ways to donate funds and attend the event:
• Gold Medal Presenting Sponsor - $50,000: This option includes three “Gold” tables, three seats at Colangelo’s table, on stage recognition, photos and video with Colangelo, a full-page ad in the event program and web page ad on the luncheon website.
• Winning Goal Sponsor - $30,000: This option includes two “Winning Gold” tables, two seats at Colangelo’s table, on stage recognition, photos and video with Colangelo, a full-page ad in the event program and web page ad on the luncheon website.
• Going Gold Sponsor - $15,000: This option includes one “Gold” table, two seats at Colangelo’s table, on stage recognition, photos with Colangelo, program and web page ad on the luncheon website.
• VIP Table Sponsorship - $10,000: This option includes a program and web page ad on the luncheon website.
• Program Ad Sponsor - $3,000: This option includes one seat and a program ad.
• Seat at Jerry’s Table - $5,000: This option includes one seat at Colangelo’s table.
• Single Seat - $1,000: This option includes one seat.

All COVID-19 measures will be enforced per Banner Health Guidelines, and attendees have the option to attend the event online. To purchase sponsorship packages or seats, please visit: Jerrycolangelolunch.com.

About Jerry Colangelo 50 Years of Golden Achievements Tribute Luncheon and Jerry Colangelo Integrity Scholarship
The Jerry Colangelo 50 Years of Golden Achievements Tribute Luncheon, created and produced by Gregg Ostro, is to celebrate, honor and pay tribute to a half-century of amazing, world-changing accomplishments including being an exemplar of integrity, sports, business and lifting humanity— and becoming one of the greatest American success stories in history.
And in the tradition of Jerry, the luncheon—immediately following Integrity Summit 10 that he co-founded— will raise charity dollars to establish the Jerry Colangelo Integrity Scholarships Endowment for Arizona college, trade, technical and art school students.

About Chicanos Por La Causa
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is a community development corporation that provides services in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. Since 1969, CPLC has been changing lives by developing self-sufficiency and instilling empowerment in those we serve. Our focus areas are economic development, education, integrated health & human services, and housing. CPLC provides a better life through offering business and employment opportunities; ensuring everyone has the solid foundation of an education; providing hope through a pathway of recovery, restoration, and resiliency; and ensuring that a safe, secure, affordable home is available to every individual we serve. Today, we have more than 30 programs & services, approximately 1,400 employees, and 160 locations, making CPLC one of the largest community development corporations in the nation. For more information, please visit CPLC.org.