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Clark Howard to host $500-per-ticket soiree

528774_3329513829266_1011078506_3092476_1164475205_nAtlanta’s favorite penny pincher, Clark Howard, will host an April 28 event at his Buckhead home at which tickets will cost $500.

As the super-frugal Clark might exclaim, “Five HUNDRED dollars???”

But never fear, this is for a charitable cause. Proceeds from this event will support the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children’s Butterfly Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance for families whose children are being treated. The organization provides $350,000 per year for families in Georgia and the Southeast.

In addition to his syndicated radio show which broadcasts from AM750 and 95.5 FM News/Talk WSB in Atlanta and his HLN television show, Clark is active in charitable causes including Habitat for Humanity and his annual Christmas toy drive.

The event will honor Dr. Walter J. Curran Jr., executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, with the foundation’s Visionary Award in appreciation for his work at Emory and Winship, including his leadership in bringing a proton beam therapy center to the city of Atlanta.

The event will feature fare from Affairs to Remember Caterers and entertainment from Buck Buckley Band with a guest performance by Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s. For information and tickets see www.braintumorkids.org or call 404-252-4107.

13 comments Add your comment

PTC Flyer

April 18th, 2012
4:35 pm

“A bargain at $500!” This event is easily worth $1000! Thanks Clark for all you do!

OldGold-964

April 18th, 2012
4:41 pm

Just a guess on my part, but I’d not be a bit surprised if Mr. Howard (yea, I know he dislikes that term, but give the man some respect) matches considerable amount of donations with his own money.

dood

April 18th, 2012
4:42 pm

Great cause, Clark does so much good with the money he saves buying used shoes.

Bubba P Jones

April 18th, 2012
5:28 pm

Clark is the best at what he does especially for the needy. His habitat for Humanity and financial advice is great.

Bubba P Jones

April 18th, 2012
5:28 pm

Clark, I can’t do the recycled toilet paper though :-)

Martin Lee

April 18th, 2012
5:48 pm

A much better deal than the $38,500 to get a dinner and picture with Obama.

Née

April 18th, 2012
6:13 pm

As a grandmother called Née by my grandson Peyton, I am grateful to Mr. And Mrs. Howard for hosting this event. Peyton was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor Sept. 2010. We had 9 months to play and love and laugh before he left us. The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children supported us through it all.

smart dawg

April 18th, 2012
6:19 pm

Blessings to you, Nee. You are absolutely correct about the BTFC. We live in the pediatric brain tumor world as well ( our child is doing very well) and continue to be astonished at the wonderful things that the great people at BTFC do for all of us.

woodrow

April 18th, 2012
6:41 pm

I bet the skin-flint won’t buy a ticket himself.

woodrow

April 18th, 2012
6:44 pm

My comment, I was kidding of course. I’m sure I’m kidding. Well I feel somewhat confident Howard is would not cheat a charity. Ok, in a perfect world Howard wouldn’t give to any charity. We all know that. We will suspend belief for 5 mins.

Hey, woodrow...

April 18th, 2012
6:49 pm

…I know you were kidding, so see blog post #2 above…

kirk

April 18th, 2012
7:04 pm

what would an AJC blog be without an Obama cheap shot? I guess the restaurant reviews are next.

Clark really ain't so cheap...

April 19th, 2012
8:05 am

…check out his wife’s 25K engagement ring, but he did buy it at Costco (so, then again, maybe he is cheap)…