Friday evening, September 11, 2015
2000 W Front Street in Tyler, Texas
4:30 – 5:45 PM: Dinner Sponsors Only
Reception with Award Honorees
6:00 PM: Program & Dinner
A special book-signing event with
Benghazi Hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto
will immediately follow the dinner program
Business or Business Casual Attire
Why should you support Grassroots America’s annual
Champions of Freedom Awards Dinner?
Grassroots America was born in February 2009 and rapidly moved to the frontlines of the Texas constitutional conservative movement. We are now recognized as a leading voice in the Texas liberty movement. Our executive director JoAnn Fleming was appointed chairman of the Texas Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee for the last three legislative sessions. She was appointed by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to serve on his Inaugural Committee and to chair his Grassroots Advisory Board for the 84th session. An announcement is forthcoming about an exciting role she will play in the Presidential primaries.
In 2013, Grassroots America’s executive director was invited to join long-time conservative statewide organization leaders of Texas Right to Life, Texas Eagle Forum, Empower Texans, Texas Values, Texas Home School Coalition, Concerned Women for America/Texas, and Texas Values in the Life, Liberty and Property Tour Coalition. Since then, Mrs. Fleming has toured the State of Texas with these other statewide leaders to spread the message of winning conservatism. She is an “in demand” speaker, an invited contributor to Breitbart Texas, and a valued advisor to conservative candidates and elected officials at all levels of government. The point is – Grassroots America’s voice is influential, respected, and valued because we’ve had folks like you stand with us and support us! We cannot do this important work without you!
Ninety-six percent (96%) of the funds donated to Grassroots America goes directly to fulfill our mission of uniting, educating, and empowering citizens in the fight to preserve and advance liberty. A fraction of our funds (around $1550 a year) goes to a CPA to file our compliance reports with the TX Ethics Commission and the IRS. We are an organization of volunteers. Not even our full-time executive director who travels the state of Texas gets a paycheck from us or for any of the many “hats” she wears. You can be sure that your contribution will be used wisely for our educational programs and activist training, for our 2016 “get out the vote” efforts, for fighting for religious liberty, for growing the Texas liberty movement, and for mentoring the next generation of conservative activist leaders.
About Your Contribution
Your contributions are not tax-deductible because we don’t want Big Government telling us what we can and can’t say! Do you?
Therefore, your contribution for this dinner (as is required for any political contribution) will be reported to the Texas Ethics Commission. As such, please send with your check the name of your employer/business and your job title. If you are retired or not employed, simply write in “retired” or “not employed.”
Sponsors and Reservations
Table sponsors, please send in a list of the guests who will be seated at your table. This will help facilitate a smooth check in process the evening of September 11.
When paying by check, make the check out to Grassroots America.
Individual seating: payment by check – $40 per person
Individual seating: pay with PayPal – $41.50 per person (includes transaction fee)
Event sponsorship levels are “pay by check only” due to high PayPal fees.
Please make checks payable to Grassroots America We the People.
Mail to PO Box 130012, Tyler, TX 75713
Champions of Freedom Sponsor Levels:
George Washington sponsor level of $2,500 includes reception with honorees, front table seating for eight (8), listing in all publicity materials, eight (8) copies of the book 13 Hours in Benghazi and eight (8) autographed photos of Benghazi hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto.
Thomas Jefferson sponsor level of $1,000 includes reception with honorees, preferential seating for eight (8), listing in all publicity materials, four (4) copies of the book 13 Hours in Benghazi, and four (4) autographed photos of Benghazi hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto.
Benjamin Franklin sponsor level of $500 includes reception with honorees, preferential seating for four (4), listing in all publicity materials, two (2) copies of the book 13 Hours in Benghazi, and two (2) autographed photos of Benghazi hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto.
Ronald Reagan sponsor level $250 includes reception with honorees, preferential seating for two (2), listing in all publicity materials, one (1) copy of the book 13 Hours in Benghazi, and one (1) autographed photo of Benghazi hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto.
This will be a “sold out” event!
Make your reservations early.
There are No paper tickets
Reservation lists will be ready at the door for easy check in.
No “pay at the door” seats will be held due to the catering contract.
Click HERE to view our 2015 “Champions of Freedom” Award Winners