2019 ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
SHIFTING THE NOW: SHAPING THE FUTURE
Please join us in celebrating the 4th Annual CoThinkk Community Awards Night, Shifting the Now: Shaping the Future. The event will be at 7:00pm on October 19th, 2019 at Hi-Wire Big Top Event Space in Downtown Asheville. We are looking forward to announcing this year’s grant recipients and recognizing community leaders in Western North Carolina.
Por favor, únase a nosotros en la segunda noche de celebración para la entrega anual de premios comunitarios CoThinkk, Cambiando el Ahora: Moldeando el Futuro. El evento se realizará el 19 de octubre de 2019 a las 7pm en el Hi-Wire Big Top, sala para eventos especiales. En este evento se anunciarán a los beneficiarios de las becas de este año y se dará un reconocimiento a líderes comunitarios del oeste de Carolina del Norte. Más detalles próximamente.
CoThinkk is a social change philanthropic organization that brings together community leaders who care about the economic and social well-being of communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
Saturday October 19th, 2019
7:00 to 11:00 PM
Hi-Wire Brewing: Big Top Event Space
2B Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC 28803
Hors d’oeuvres by Ettinson Group
Limited Edition CoThinkk inspired Beer
Announce Grant & Award Recipients
Kelly Goins Legacy Award
Live Music and Dancing with Lyric
Childcare and interpretation provided.
Hi-Wire Event Space
Hi-Wire has always been a huge sponsor of our CoThinkk events, this year they are hosting us at their brand new event space. Hi-Wire is are dedicated to the tradition of the craft while striving to be innovative, and most importantly, “We think people and community matter. We love taking care of our people and giving our staff an environment to work where they feel empowered, to make choices that affect how the company is run.”
They will be offering a LIMITED COTHINKK EDITION BEER AVAILABLE ONLY FOR OUR EVENT! Stay tuned for more info.
KELLY GOINS LEGACY AWARD
Honoring Kelly Goins
In addition to the grant award, recipients will be honored with a Kelly Goins Legacy Award that will provide access to an additional $500 grant for wellness, self care, and/or professional development that furthers social entrepreneurship. Kelly Goins, a passionate community leader, entrepreneur, and founding member of CoThinkk left an indelible mark on our community through her passion and tireless work to build the capacity of critical nonprofit organizations in our community.
The Ettison Group concept was founded by Chef Gene Ettison who is a rising Chef and Garagistes from the craft-beer capital of the world, Asheville, North Carolina. Chef Ettison is an Alumni of Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College’s Culinary Program. Chef Ettison’s goal for creating The Ettison Group was so people that are from humble beginnings could experience high quality food experiences.
Dr. Jeremias Zunguze
We will begin our program with Dr. Jeremias Zunguze from Mozambique. He is an assistant professor of Africana Studies at UNC Asheville. Besides being an educator, he is also musician, singer and song writer.
Put on your dancing shoes and come listen and groove with Lyric! Check out their music here:
GRANT VIDEO COMPILATION
Naima Harrell has worked with CoThinkk for two years to creatively compiled all the CoThinkk video applications into a video we will debut at the annual event to honor all applicants.
CoThinkk & CoDrinkk!
Hi-Wire and CoThinkk are collaborating on a beer for our annual event! CoThinkk member Lauren Rayburn donated hibiscus from her farm Rayburn Farms in Bardnardsville to Hi-Wire for a creative collaboration to make a Sweet IPA . The beer will be served at our annual event and 15% percent of the proceeds will do donated to CoThinkk. Get ready to CoDrinkk for CoThinkk!
A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors!
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
Arial Shumaker Therapy & Photography
Self-Help Credit Union
Eagle Market Street Development Corporation
Thank You to Individual Community Members:
Susanne & Greg Walker Wilson