Under One Roof is Community Shelter Board’s re-imagined signature event to recognize investors, raise funds for homeless services and housing programs, and celebrate our community’s collective impact toward rebuilding the lives of those experiencing homelessness. We will continue to celebrate the work of Community Shelter Board, its partners and the investors that made it all possible. But what’s new is an opportunity to think more deeply about poverty and homelessness by bringing Matthew Desmond, a provocative thought leader and speaker, into the conversation. In his book Evicted, Desmond, Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, explores the stories of 8 families spending almost all they have on rent. An early evening event at the Southern Theatre will create the perfect opportunity to start a dialogue in our community about the impact of eviction on the lives of Columbus’ poor and minorities. More than 900 people are expected to attend the event, including guests of corporate donors, community leaders, elected officials, partner agency ambassadors and many more.
We hope you will join us at the 2017 Under One Roof event. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southern Theatre. Event sponsorships and individual seats are available. For more information or to be added to the invitation list, contact Christina Leonard at 614-715-2546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.