TRAILBLAZER DISTRICT GOLDEN EAGLE DINNER
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
The Golden Eagle Dinner brings together Northern Kentucky’s top corporate and community leaders to honor an outstanding member of our community and to support Scouting. Guests are invited to enjoy a fun filled and entertaining presentation along with delicious food, drinks, and the feeling that comes with philanthropic compassion. This is the annual fundraiser to support Scouting in Northern Kentucky. All proceeds benefit the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Kris Knochelmann | Judge Executive of Kenton County & Owner of Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air
Kris Knochelmann is a lifelong resident of Kenton County where he grew up in Taylor Mill as the youngest of 9 children. He went on to graduate from Covington Latin School, then Xavier University with a degree in Accounting which has served him well in his family business and serving the county. Kris and his wife Lisa are owners of Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating and Air, a business founded in 1928, with offices in Covington and Cincinnati. Kris has been working in the industry since he was 15. The company now consists of nearly 50 employees, including a management team that runs the company day to day while Kris serves Kenton County.
Kris is currently the Kenton County Judge Executive after previously serving as County Commissioner for District Three. He has been a vocal advocate for government efficiency, cooperation and holding bureaucracy accountable. During his first term as Judge Executive Kris led the effort to reform the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Board in conjunction with the General Assembly. He is also a leader in the fight against the Heroin Epidemic that plagues our streets and neighborhoods in Northern Kentucky. Kris and his wife Lisa are parishioners at St. Joseph’s in Crescent Springs where they live with their 3 children Liz, Ben, & Drew.
Roger Babik | Founder, President of Master Provisions
Roger Babik is a life-long Greater Cincinnatian, graduating from Madeira high school in 1975 and Milligan College (TN) in 1979. After college, he married Tanya Oakes and settled in Northern Kentucky in 1980. He was called by God to launch Master Provisions (MP) in 1994 while working in sales and marketing at Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company. Roger volunteered part-time for two years to manage all details of the mission startup including all administrative and operations activities. In May of 1996, he ended a 17-year career in telecommunications to serve full-time at MP as President.
An ordained pastor, Roger has gifts of public speaking, serving, faith, and administration as well as creative writing. He authored a book “Call Against the Will” in 2006. Roger has led 48 international mission trips since founding MP and travels regularly to represent the mission. In addition to international outreach, MP started meeting local hunger needs in 2013 and launched a transportation social enterprise in 2015. The Babiks reside in Walton, KY, and Tanya is a collaborative special education teacher at Ryle High School. Their four children are grown and married, and all reside in Northern Kentucky. Roger and Tanya attend First Church of Christ, Union campus, and became grandparents in May 2016. They have 6 grandchildren as of July 2020.
Platinum Sponsor: $5,000 or $10,000 | Ten (10) couples, full page ad in program, advertising on-site during event, logo on marketing materials, logo on website. In addition; $5,000 sponsors will receive a half case of wine and $10,000 sponsors will receive a full case of wine.
Eagle Sponsor: $1,500 | Six (6) couples, full page ad in program, advertising on-site during event
Star Sponsor: $800 | Four (4) couples, half page ad in program, advertising on-site during event
Sponsor-A-Scout: $210 | Two (2) tickets for entry for you and your guest
Individual Ticket: $150 | One (1) ticket for entry