September 15, 2013

Lebovitz to speak at United Way kickoff

Submitted by the United Way of Northwest Georgia

— Alison Lebovitz, an author, television host, speaker and nonprofit executive, will be the keynote speaker for the United Way of Northwest Georgia’s Super Power Lunch on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., which is a celebration of the 2013 campaign kickoff. She will share her belief in the power of everyday heroes making the community a better place.  

In 2007, that conviction prompted her to become co-founder and president of One Clip at a Time, a nonprofit inspired by The Paper Clip Project started in Whitwell, Tenn., that promotes student activism and supports service learning in classrooms across North America.

In her spare time she is the host of “The A List with Alison Lebovitz,” a weekly television series that airs on WTCI/PBS in Chattanooga and statewide on The Tennessee Channel. For the past 17 years she has written a monthly column that now appears in Tennessee Valley Parents Magazine, and her book “Am I There Yet?” is a collection of her candid essays and life-inspired stories.

Driven by her community spirit, faith and insomnia, Lebovitz serves on numerous local and national nonprofit boards. In 2012, she served as the 2012 campaign chair of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.

Bob Ringer, the 2013 United Way of Northwest Georgia campaign chairman, will host the kickoff meeting, which is sponsored by Oriental Weavers. Ahmed Salama, Oriental Weavers CEO, expressed his pleasure in sponsoring the event: “No matter what you are doing, if it is for the community, you will be blessed.”

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at or by calling (706) 876-1587.