Savannah Country Day School has hit another home run with its lineup for the 2006-07 Creative Minds speaker series

August 18, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Savannah Country Day School has star lineup for Creative Minds speakers

(SAVANNAH) – Savannah Country Day School has hit another home run with its lineup for the 2006-07 Creative Minds speaker series. The lecture series offers a wide range of speakers and topics, from a parenting expert to a sports psychologist. Corporate sponsorships are available.

Nationally acclaimed author, psychologist and parenting expert Dan Kindlon will speak Oct. 24 about “The New Psychology of the American Girl.” The Harvard University professor and New York Times best-selling author of “Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys” has appeared on “The Today Show,” “20/20,” CNN and National Public Radio. His latest book is “Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World.”

Billy Collins, United States Poet Laureate from 2001-2003, will have a Poetry Reading and Q&A session Nov. 14. A Guggenheim fellow whose work has graced the pages of The New Yorker, Collins has achieved major critical acclaim as well as broad popular appeal. His books include Questions About Angels and The Art of Drowning. He was awarded the Poetry Foundation’s inaugural Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry.

Howard Gardner, internationally-recognized leader in the field of multiple intelligence, performance-based assessment and interdisciplinary education, will speak Jan. 22 about “Five Minds for the Future.” The author of more than 20 books about education which have been translated into 24 languages, Gardner was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Public Intellectuals in the World by Foreign Policy and Prospect Magazine. The Harvard professor earned a prestigious MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981 and was awarded a fellowship from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2000.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Paul Dolan, and Bob Berkebile will speak about “Creating a Sustainable Future” at an environmental seminar February 10. Time magazine recently named Kennedy as one of the “Heroes for the Planet.” The legendary environmental activist led the fight to restore the water quality of New York’s Hudson River.
As the president of Fetzer Vineyards for 12 years, Dolan led a transformation that put the company at the forefront of the organic winemaking field. A leader in environmentally-responsible business, he participated in President Bill Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Business.
Sustainable architecture expert Berkebile is the founding chair of the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment and is widely considered to be a leader in the field of sustainable design.

Internationally acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella will explain that “Success is an Attitude” April 17. Rotella is the author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, the bestselling sports psychology book in history. He serves as the mental coach for the New York Yankees, San Francisco 49ers, New Jersey Nets and Texas Rangers. He also works with a number of top golfers on the PGA TOUR, as well as NBA players, NFL players and NASCAR drivers. For the past 15 years, golfers he has coached have won at least 25 of 40 PGA TOUR events played annually.

Tickets are $7 per event in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for seniors and students. Tickets will be $50 for the Feb. 10th symposium. Group rates are available. Lectures will be held in Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive. The Environmental Seminar may be held at a larger venue. For tickets log onto, and click on “Creative Minds” or call (912) 961-8828.

Different levels of corporate sponsorship are available. Title sponsor donations (price varies by speaker) include exclusive marketing coverage for a company, individual or trust. The donation also includes 10 preferred seats and preferred parking to the title event and four preferred seats and preferred parking to all other events. Title sponsor donation amounts are: Dan Kindlon, $9,000; Billy Collins, $15,000; Howard Gardner, $15,000; Feb. 10th Environmental Seminar, $36,000; Bob Rotella, $17,500. For sponsorship information call Robin Gold at (912) 856-7036.

Series Sponsors ($5,000 and above) receive four preferred seats and reserved parking to each event, as well as four additional preferred seats and preferred parking to events that do not have a Title Sponsor.

Event Sponsors ($1,000-$4,999) receive four preferred seats and preferred parking to one event of the sponsor's choice that does not have a title sponsor.

Creative Minds Friends ($100-$999) will be recognized in the evening program.

All sponsors will be recognized in promotional material and marketing for all events in the series. Donations are deductible to the extent permitted by law.

All ticket sales and sponsorship proceeds go toward event costs. Any profits would go to The Community Speaker Education Program for future events.

The “Creative Minds” speaker series has brought leaders, experts and pioneers in a wide range of fields – from parenting to cultural issues – to share their wisdom in open, community-wide forums in Savannah. This symposium of ideas, presented by Savannah Country Day School, is designed to stimulate dialogue and spark debate about important issues that affect all of us.

The Savannah Country Day School is located at 824 Stillwood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31419. For more information log onto and click on “Creative Minds” or call (912) 961-8828.
For sponsorship information call Robin Gold at (912) 856-7036.