2017 Gourmet Lunchbox Lunch
Gourmet Lunchbox Lunch: Featuring Jazz Pianist and Autism Self-Advocate Matt Savage
Now in its tenth year, ABC of NC’s Gourmet Lunchbox Lunch will be held Tuesday, October 24 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Millennium Center (101 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem). This year, ABC of NC presents jazz pianist and autism self-advocate, Matt Savage.
Savage, featured as a child on ABC’s “20/20“, is on the autism spectrum and has had a fifteen-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader, and composer. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, and Wynton Marsalis and has recorded twelve albums. In April 2015, Matt opened for Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Shawn Colvin and others at Autism Speaks’ “Light Up the Blues” concert in Hollywood. Matt released his latest project, a solo piano album, Matt Savage: Piano Voyages, in 2016. Matt balances his professional music career with teaching music to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
ABC of NC’s Gourmet Lunchbox Lunch, the organization’s largest annual fundraiser, introduces the community to ABC of NC and the services we provide to children with autism and their families. Attendees meet other committed members of the community, gain an intimate understanding ABC of NC’s work, and make gifts of support that help move programming forward. Past Gourmet Lunchbox Lunches have featured Dr. Maya Angelou (2013); Ron Suskind, author of Life, Animated (2014); Jason Katims, creator and executive producer of the hit television show Parenthood (2015); and Doug Flutie, football great and autism parent (2016). Each year, the lunch attracts more than 500 attendees and raises vital financial support to sustain and advance the organization.
Contact Kristin Wilson for more information about how you can sponsor the luncheon, advertise in the event program, host a table, or attend as a guest.