The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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February 15, 2013

Boy Scout volunteer to speak at Concord foundation dinner

Philanthropist, businessman and lifelong Boy Scouts of America volunteer Jack Furst will be the keynote speaker for the Concord University Foundation’s Greenbrier Dinner. The scholarship fundraiser that benefits Concord students will be held March 16 at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs.

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, will host the 2013 National Scout Jamboree in July.

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.

The Greenbrier Dinner begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Individual tickets may be purchased for $150. The following sponsorships are available: Silver sponsorship - $1,200; Gold sponsorship - $2,400; and Platinum sponsorship - $6,000.

The Greenbrier is offering discounted room rates of $139 per night for dinner attendees.

For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Kerri E. Zaferatos, executive director of the Concord University Foundation Inc. at or 304- 384-6056.


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