Jack Furst Keynoting Scholarship Fund-raiser For Concord University Foundation

For Immediate Release: 
Aug 19 2012

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement Aug. 20, 2012
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu


ATHENS, W.Va. - Philanthropist, businessman and lifelong Boy Scouts of America volunteer Jack Furst will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming Concord University Foundation Charleston Dinner. The scholarship fund-raiser which benefits Concord students is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

A member of the BSA’s National Executive Board and an officer of the National Council, Furst serves as team leader for developing and programming The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The high adventure base, located in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia, will host the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree.

Furst is a 2010 recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award for Distinguished Service to Youth, the BSA’s highest commendation. He is also an Eagle Scout.

His business interests include ranching and private investments, and he lives with his family at their ranch in Argyle, Texas. He is an adjunct professor of finance at the University of North Texas and a board member of the National Safety Council. Furst holds an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and a graduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Tickets for the Charleston Dinner are $125 per person. Current members of the Concord University Alumni Association may attend the dinner for $100. Along with individual seating, tables and sponsorships of the event are also available.

To purchase tickets or to obtain more information contact Kerri Zaferatos, Concord University Foundation executive director, at zaferatosk@concord.edu or 304-384-6056.