7th Annual Gather for the Gift

Special Guests

Ernie Johnson, Jr.

Ernie Johnson, Jr. & his wife, Cheryl Johnson – Guests of Honor

Ernie Johnson, Jr. is one of sport’s most respected and loved personalities. The three-time Sports Emmy Award winner and host of TNT’s “Inside the NBA” has helped audiences break down games and belly laugh for decades. Ernie is also the host for NBA TV’s popular “Fan Night” and a host for Turner and CBS’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage. He is the lead play-by-play announcer for Turner’s coverage of Major League Baseball and the PGA Championship, and has covered the National Football League, The British Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics.

In his new book, UNSCRIPTED: THE UNPREDICTABLE MOMENTS THAT MAKE LIFE EXTRAORDINARY, Ernie gives readers a look at TV’s most popular shows and broadcasts, as well as into the privacy of his own home to share hard-won lessons in being open and slowing down to savor moments that really matter. UNSCRIPTED takes readers back to Ernie’s early days, offering an intimate insight into his athletic career, first jobs in TV, falling in love, his close relationship with his father and more. While the book is full of warm tales from Ernie’s youth and hilarious outtakes featuring coworkers Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal, UNSCRIPTED does not stick solely to life’s happy surprises. From the death of his father, the adoption of their special needs children, the health scares of his son Michael, to his battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and much more, Ernie shares the gut-wrenching side of weathering the unexpected with grace, wit, and wisdom.

Ernie lives in Braselton, Georgia, with his wife, Cheryl, and their six children, four of whom are adopted.

Kathy Hart

Kathy Hart – Emcee

Kathy Hart spent 20+ years entertaining Chicago on the wildly successful “Eric & Kathy Show” on 101.9fm The Mix. Two-time Marconi Award winner and inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016, Kathy is the first and only female inducted into her category.

Adoption advocacy is one of her many passions, having dreamt from a young age of becoming an adoptive parent. Her son Allen, 10, was adopted into the family at 3 months old.

Get Involved

Become A Sponsor

Make a sponsorship commitment at any 1 of 3 different levels. Each comes with great benefits and helps towards our mission of bringing children home to loving families.

Be A Table Captain

Commit as a table captain to sell 10 seats at $250 each.

Buy Tickets, Donate or Pay for Sponsorship

Individual tickets are available for $300 each. Each purchase helps make it possible for vulnerable children to become adopted into safe, loving, and permanent families.

Sponsorship Levels

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 4.04.24 PM   Title Sponsor / $20,000

Benefits

  • This sponsorship will help four children
  • Company name on signage at Gather for the Gift event
  • Company name listed in the program and publically mentioned at the event
  • Logo with hyperlink featured on giftofadoption.org
  • Two premium tables of 12
  • Access to a VIP reception.

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 4.04.24 PM   Reception Sponsor / $10,000

Benefits

  • This sponsorship will help two children
  • Company name on signage at Gather for the Gift event
  • Company name listed in the program
  • Logo with hyperlink featured on giftofadoption.org
  • Two premium tables of 10
  • Access to a VIP reception

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 4.04.24 PM   Table Sponsor / $5,000

Benefits

  • This sponsorship will help one child
  • Company name on signage at Gather for the Gift event
  • Company name listed in the program
  • Logo with hyperlink featured on giftofadoption.org
  • One premium table for 10
  • Four tickets to a VIP reception

Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors

 
ValueAct Capital
First Business Financial Services, Inc
Stout