Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Here is Your Opportunity to Meet Rick Steves in Person

How would you like to be welcomed to this year's National Gathering in Washington by Rick Steves? 

It's true. The author and TV host will deliver the opening address and welcome on Monday, June 9,

It is very fitting for Rick Steves to take on this role. He is a longtime member and huge supporter of Bread for the World. If you watch Steves show on  PBS, Europe through the Back Door,  you might notice a nice promo for Bread for the World. 

Steves often assists with fundraising opportunities for our organization. You might remember his campaign in September 2012, when he pledged to donate $1 to Bread for every Like on his Facebook page. 

And Steves was there in Des Moines, Iowa, in October 2010, when Bread for the World President David Beckmann received the World Food Prize, along with Jo Luck of Heifer International.  (At left, he poses with Elaine VanCleave, a longtime Bread grassroots advocate and a current board member, who also went to Des Moines that year)..

And now, you  have an  opportunity to meet Rick Steves in person at the National Gathering. I'm not sure if his schedule allows it, but it would be cool to lobby with Rick Steve on Capitol Hill on June 10. (He probably would be joining the delegation from Washington state).

There are other exciting speakers and activities at the National Gathering, which will be held at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. This includes a special dinner for Bread's 40th anniversary. See full schedule. So, what are you waiting for? Register today

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