Second Annual Go-Giver Gala Raises Funds for Highway 80 Revitalization
The Second Annual Go-Giver Gala was held on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Thanks to generous sponsors, donations, and in-kind gifts, more than $230,000 was raised to beautify and revitalize the Highway 80 corridor in Longview. Although the 2019 is over, the donations for the effort continue. If you would like to make a donation, you can write a check to "City of Longview" with 'Go-Giver Fund" in the memo line. Please mail to City of Longview, PO Box 1952, Longview, TX 75606. Make a donation online to improve Highway 80.
History of Go-Givers in Longview:
Shortly after his election as Mayor in 2015, Andy Mack hosted a community-wide “Mayor Mack’s Book Club” focusing on a book called “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. The book is a little story about the huge power of giving. During and after that book club, many individuals throughout Longview stepped up to be “Go-Givers” for by donating their time, energy, and money to important needs in our community. This gala is an opportunity to recognize some of those individuals and to encourage others to follow their lead. Funds raised during the event will benefit projects for the betterment of the City of Longview.
Each year, the mayor selects honorees to be recognized for their excellent legacy of giving to the community. For 2019, the mayor was pleased to recognize the lifetime of service to the Longview community of Janis Canion, Keith Honey, Chuck King, and Joyce Williams.