The keynote speaker will be Christopher Gardner, the inspiration for the book and movie "The Pursuit of Happyness"
Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary of feeding hope right here in our community.
Christopher Gardner is a bestselling author and avid inspirational speaker, addressing the keys to overcoming obstacles and breaking cycles. Conquering grave challenges to become a successful entrepreneur, Gardner is the owner and CEO of brokerage firm Gardner Rick, LLC with offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Gardner is the author of the 2006 autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller that has been translated in to over thirty languages. Gardner is also the inspiration for the acclaimed movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" for which Will Smith, starring as Gardner, received a Golden Globe Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations for his performance. Gardner's second bestselling book, Start Where you Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, was published in May 2009.