"Honoring our past. Embracing our present. Creating the future."

Jobs for Life’s premier fundraising event of the year, the 2019 “Labor Day for Dignity” honors the many ways individuals, ministries, and businesses are leveraging their resources to help people flourish in their work and relationships. Join us for an evening of celebration and fellowship, and learn how you can help support Jobs for Life in changing lives and transforming communities through meaningful work.

Your support through this event will help Jobs for Life:

  • Develop talent pipelines that support businesses and communities around the world
  • Provide more tools and resources for leaders, ministries, and job seekers
  • Innovate new strategies that deepen access to meaningful work

  • Meet the Award Winners   |   Become an Event Sponsor   |   Become a Table Captain   |   
    Register for event   |   Make a donation

    Event Details:

    2019 Labor Day for Dignity - Fundraising Dinner
    Friday, September 6, 2019
    6:30-9:30PM (Light hors d’oeuvres and silent auction 6:30-7PM)
    Location: Brier Creek Country Club (9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh, NC 27617)
    Tickets: $100/each
    Dress: Semi-formal

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    • Keynote address by Dr. Brian Fikkert, co-author of "When Helping Hurts" and "Becoming Whole"
    • Awards show with stories and testimonies
    • Live jazz entertainment featuring Live Gray
    • Live and silent auctions (with 100% of proceeds going to support Jobs for Life)
    • Full-course dinner (with light hors d'oeuvres served 6:30-7PM)

    2019 Award Winners

    This year we offered an opportunity for everyone to nominate Jobs for Life leaders, volunteers, business partners, and graduates for an award as a way to recognize their hard work, support, and dedication in the community. The award winners, displayed below, will be recognized at the Labor Day for Dignity dinner. Come meet the winners and hear their stories!

    "McCoy-Mangum" Award Winner: Charles Cheek (Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia)

    This award honors the exemplary leadership that embodies beloved community, selfless desire to see others flourish, and efforts to continue the legacy of Jobs for Life’s mission of preparing individuals for meaningful work. Charles has been involved with Jobs for Life for several years, specifically leading as a City Network Catalyst in the Hampton Roads area, and truly lives out the spirit of the original founders of Jobs for Life, Pastor Donald McCoy and Chris Mangum. We are thankful for his ongoing work in the community!


    "Ambassador" Award Winner: Scott Warren (Location: Springfield, Missouri)

    This award honors a JfL leader who has significantly and positively impacted lives in the community, has shown exemplary leadership for the advancement of others on their JfL journey, and has accepted the challenge to restore dignity and change lives. Scott has done this and so much more since he became the JfL Site Leader at Schweitzer United Methodist Church in Springfield, MO in 2016. Scott actually received TWO award nominations from members of his community, and in their words, he has been "an essential part of helping more and more people move toward a blessed and productive future.


    "Warrior" Award Winner: Maxene King (Location: Morgantown, West Virginia)

    This award recognizes a Jobs for Life graduate who has shown exemplary courage in the face of adversity, overcame roadblocks, successfully completed the JfL class and continues to exemplify learned principles as a role model in the community. Not only has Maxene displayed incredible courage and determination since migrating to WV from her home in Jamaica and completing the JfL class hosted at Christian Help in Morgantown, she has also shown amazing leadership in her community. After graduation, Maxene found full-time employment and even started her own business. Thanks to her influence, several members of the community have both graduated from and served in Jobs for Life classes hosted at Christian Help. We're so proud of Maxene!


    "Innkeeper" Award Winner: Mike Mills (Location: Ft. Myers, Florida)

    This award recognizes a Jobs for Life leader and business partner who goes above and beyond in supporting JfL classes in the community, and provides JfL Graduates with meaningful employment opportunities and support. Mike has as been involved with Jobs for Life for the past three years, which have included four JfL classes in three different locations. In addition, through his role as Regional Representative for RAMS (a skilled construction services company that provides electrical contractors with additional skilled electrical workers) and their pre-apprenticeship program "Jump-start", Mike has helped several JfL graduates (including formerly incarcarated individuals) find new job and career opportunities.

    Become an event sponsor

    The 2019 Labor Day for Dignity event brings together a diverse group of 300 business and community leaders, volunteers, and graduates. Become an event sponsor today and increase your brand’s visibility as a company leading social change, and help Jobs for Life create pathways of economic opportunity in communities across the world.

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    Thank you to our event sponsors!

    Platinum Sponsors:

    Gold Sponsor:

    Silver Sponsors: Duke Energy, House Autry Mills, Holy Trinity Church, Barnhill Contracting, Trinity Baptist Church

    Bronze Sponsors: PNC, Cherokee Gives Back, Harris Beverages, Drive Train Learning LLC, Madigan Realty, Dorcas Ministries

    Become an event Table Captain

    Becoming a Table Captain is a fun and easy way to help support the work of Jobs for Life! By joining us as a Table Captain for this event, you are helping to spread the word to your community and helping to sustain and expand the work of Jobs for Life both locally and nationally.

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    Make a donation

    If you are unable to attend this event but would like to make a contribution to Jobs for Life, please use the form below.

    Your support will help Jobs for Life:

  • Develop talent pipelines that support businesses and communities around the world
  • Provide more tools and resources for leaders, ministries, and job seekers
  • Innovate new strategies that deepen access to meaningful work

  • Event Ticket Purchase

    If purchasing a ticket for this event, please select "General Tickets." (If you are a JfL graduate, we are providing you a discounted ticket! Please select "Graduate Tickets" when purchasing.) If you wish to sponsor this event, please select one of the "sponsor" options. If you would like to make a donation, type the donation amount at the bottom next to "donation" then select "continue" and follow the next steps for payment info.