‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Author Available For Interviews Prior to Mentor Tech April
January 5, 2007
Media advisory for pre-event interviews.
WHO: Christopher Gardner
WHAT: Media availability
WHEN: Today through April 25.
WHERE: By phone or during the Mentor Tech Banquet at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Lubbock
Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall.
EVENT: Christopher Gardner, rags-to-riches author of "The Pursuit of Happyness" and
CEO of Christopher Gardner International Holdings, will be available for interviews
prior to serving as keynote speaker at the Mentor Tech Banquet.
The banquet supports the Lauro Cavazos and Ophelia Powell Malone Mentoring Program
(Mentor Tech), a program that enhances the educational experience of students from
A series of circumstances in the 1980s left Gardner and his toddler son homeless in
San Francisco. Without connections or a college degree, he earned a spot in the Dean
Witter Reynolds training program, and then became a top earner at Bear Stearns & Co.
Gardner’s book recently was made into a movie with Oscar-nominated Will Smith playing
Tickets are $35 apiece or $400 and $600 for tables of eight.
To organize an interview with Gardner or for more information on the banquet, contact
CONTACT: Cory S. Powell, associate director, Mentor Tech Mentoring Program, Texas
Tech University, (806) 742-8692, firstname.lastname@example.org.