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Third Annual Leadership Breakfast

'Leadership Supporting Education'

The Third Annual NVCC Leadership Breakfast originally scheduled for April 29, 2020 has been postponed.

The Foundation is working on a new date and will announce an update as soon as plans are solidified. 

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Event Sponsorship: Consider partnering with the NVCC Foundation by sponsoring this signature event. You will be sending a strong message of support and commitment to the success of NVCC students and future leaders of our community. 

Several sponsorship opportunities are available to you.

Tickets: Enjoy breakfast and an engaging presentation from Bob Ley, ESPN Commentator 

Purchase tickets for yourself or your entire group. 

Keynote: Bob Ley, Emmy Award Winning ESPN Host of Outside the Lines and E:60.

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Your generosity supports the educational needs of Naugatuck Valley Community College students, including scholarships, emergency services, and food pantry.

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Third Annual Leadership Breakfast

 

“Leadership Supporting Education”

Date and Time: TBD
La Bella Vista, 380 Farmwood Road, Waterbury, CT

$150 Patron ticket*
$50 General ticket

*Seating at Preferred table and name listed in event program

Ticket purchases are temporarily on hold. Thank you for your patience!

 

Your generosity supports the educational needs of Naugatuck Valley Community College students,
including scholarships, emergency services, and food pantry.

If you have any questions please contact Angela Chapman, Associate Dean of Development

Achapman@nv.edu or 203-575-8208

About this Conference

Annual Conference

The Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation will be hosting the second Annual Leadership Breakfast entitled “Leadership Supporting Education.” The inaugural event in April 2018 featured George Bodenheimer, former Chair, President and Executive Chairman of ESPN as the keynote speaker. Mr. Bodenheimer’s experiences as he rose from the mailroom to the boardroom were the foundation of his leadership style and success at ESPN and proved insightful and inspirational to event attendees.

The 2019 featured speaker was Adam Grossman, Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Office of the Boston Red Sox. Adam spoke of leadership attributes that helped him navigate the diverse agendas of the executive offices and the athletes. Adam also discussed the work of the Red Sox Foundation and how, with the help of fans and players, the foundation has served as vehicle for transformation and positive change in the community. 

Each year, the breakfast will feature prominent business leaders speaking on a variety of business topics. The NVCC Foundation will be welcoming Bob Ley, ESPN Host and Commentator for the third annual Foundation Leadership Breakfast.   Net proceeds from this event will directly support the educational needs of Naugatuck Valley Community College students. 

The Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation mission is to raise funds and promote awareness to support the mission of Naugatuck Valley Community College. Attendees of this signature event will be sending a strong message of support and commitment to the success of Naugatuck Valley Community College students and future leaders of the community.

Keynote Speaker

2020 Keynote Speaker Announced

Bob Ley, Emmy Award Winning ESPN Host of Outside the Lines and E:60

Outside the Lines and E:60 Host

Outside the Lines and E:60 Host

Bob Ley retired in 2019 as ESPN’s longest-serving commentator, joining the network as a SportsCenter anchor on its third day of operation (September 9, 1979).   

Ley spearheaded ESPN’s aggressive coverage of breaking news and issues, primarily as host of Outside the Lines since its inception in May 1990 and also as a host of the weekly E:60 on Sunday mornings. The award-winning OTL, which focused on issues beyond the playing field, evolved from periodic specials to a five-day-a-week series (Monday-Friday) and captured 11 Sports Emmy Awards and three CableACE Awards as cable’s top Sports Information Series. Ley and Outside the Lines have received the most coveted prizes in TV journalism; including a duPont Award, two Peabody Awards, as well as multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards while also recognized with Northeastern’s 1995 Excellence in Sports Journalism Award and Lifetime Achievement honor in 2009 from the University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, together with the University’s School of Journalism. In May 2018, Ley received the Sports Emmy for outstanding studio host and in 2019 he was inducted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Outside the Lines won New York Festival Gold (Sports/Recreation) and Silver World Medals (Sports behind Bars) in 2001, and a Gold World Medal (Sports/Recreation) in 2002. In 2000, Outside the Lines received third-place recognition in the Social Issues, Documentary and Sports categories at the International Film and Video Festival.

Throughout his ESPN career, Ley was equally comfortable leaving the studio to cover a variety of events on site as a host or handling play-by-play. A passionate life-long soccer fan, Ley hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil and the 2011 Women’s World Cup from Germany, and served as lead commentator for World Cup ’98 and host of ESPN’s on-site studio coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup from South Africa. He received the Honorary All-America Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for his contributions to the sport in January 1999.

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In May 2015, Ley was lauded for his hosting of ESPN’s coverage following the indictments of several senior FIFA officials, and the subsequent presidential election for soccer’s global governing body.

Throughout his tenure, Ley became identified with ESPN’s coverage of major stories, breaking news and cases where sports-related events land on the front page, from Magic Johnson’s AIDS announcement to Pete Rose’s suspension by Bart Giamatti. Viewers benefited from Ley’s smooth, steady delivery and keen ability to find the right phrase to put issues into perspective, whether from San Francisco where he provided the first live national reports during the 1989 World Series earthquake (ESPN’s production facilities were not dependent on local electrical power), or in the studio where he anchored ESPN’s first post-attack programming on 9/11 (after simulcasting ABC News’ coverage throughout the day). He also lent his expertise in providing ESPN interviews with four U.S. Presidents (Ford, Clinton, G.H.W.Bush aboard Air Force One and G.W.Bush).

Ley also hosted ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage (1980-89) and the NCAA basketball tournament studio show (1980-89) which perfected the “whip-around” format that helped to raise the tournament to its current status. He also covered several NCAA basketball Final Fours, hosted live special events for ESPN, and done play-by-play commentary for college basketball, boxing, soccer and CBA basketball.

A 1976 magna cum laude graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University where he served on the Board of Regents, Ley began his career in television as an undergraduate. He was a production manager at WOR-AM in New York (1975-77) and also served as public address announcer for the Cosmos of the North American Soccer League, and as a sportswriter for the Passaic (N.J.) Herald-News.  In 1976, Ley joined Suburban Cablevision (East Orange, N.J.) as director of sports/public affairs.  During his three years there, Suburban Cablevision won four local CableACE Awards for both sports and overall programming.

A New Jersey native, Ley, born March 16, 1955, was valedictorian at Bloomfield (N.J.) High School, class of 1972. The married father of two daughters, he was inducted into the Bloomfield Athletic Hall of Fame for his contributions to sports journalism in May 1987. He was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at both Seton Hall which he received while giving the commencement address in 2019 and the University of Hartford’s 51st annual Commencement ceremony in 2008 when he presented the main commencement address.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship purchases are temporarily on hold. Thank you for your patience!

Signature Sponsorship
$7,500

  • VIP table at signature event
  • 10 seats at VIP table - option to have an NVCC student join your table
  • Opportunity to speak at event
  • Full page ad in our program book
  • Signage at the breakfast
  • Featured in NVCC press release and on NVCC website
  • Promotion through social media outlets
  • $7,000 is eligible for tax deduction*

Platinum Sponsorship
$5,000

  • 10 seats at Platinum Sponsor table - option to have NVCC student join your table
  • Full page ad in our program book
  • Signage at the breakfast
  • Featured in NVCC press release and on NVCC website
  • Promotion through social media outlets
  • $4,500 is eligible for tax deduction*

Gold Sponsorship
$3,000

  • 10 seats at Gold Sponsor table - option to have NVCC student join your table
  • Half page ad in our program book
  • Featured in NVCC press release and on NVCC website
  • Promotion through social media outlets
  • $2,500 is eligible for tax deduction*

Silver Sponsorship
$2,000

  • 10 seats at Silver Sponsor table - option to have NVCC student join your table
  • Quarter page ad in our program book
  • Featured in NVCC press release and on NVCC website
  • Promotion through social media outlets
  • $1,500 is eligible for tax deduction*

Bronze Sponsorship 
$1,000

  • 10 seats at Silver Sponsor table - option to have NVCC student join your table
  • Business card ad in our program book
  • Featured in NVCC press release and on NVCC website
  • Promotion through social media outlets
  • $500 is eligible for tax deduction*
*NVCC Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization; your donation is tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.
Conference Tickets

Conference Tickets

Ticket purchases are temporarily on hold.  Thank you for your patience!

Table of Ten
$500

  • 10 Seats at a preferred table - option of having an NVCC student join your table
  • Donor’s name on Table
  • Donor listed in program book

Patron Ticket
$150

  • 1 Seat at a preferred table
  • Name listed in program book
  • $100 is eligible for tax deduction*

General Ticket
$50

  • 1 ticket for general seating
*NVCC Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization; your donation is tax-exempt to the extent allowed by law.
About NVCC's Foundation

About NVCC's Foundation

With a 50-year history of supporting the college’s strategic initiatives through fundraising and community outreach, the NVCC Foundation supports the needs of the college through facilitating student scholarships, capital improvements, college programs, and student emergencies. The financial needs of the college cannot be met through tuition and state support alone; NVCC works with the community and businesses to ensure our students have an opportunity to succeed in today’s workforce.  

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