By SAE Institute
On Saturday, September 10th, SIR Studios in Nashville hosted the “KISS Cancer Goodbye Benefit’ online event with special guest, SLASH bassist/vocalist Todd Kerns. The concert also featured a handful of national and local Nashville talent including including our very own Student Success Manager, Ben Hans of Eric Martin (Mr. Big) & Kip Winger Acoustic and Entertainment Business Program Chair, Anthony Corder who performed with the All Star Band.
The ‘Jerry Lewis Telethon style’ fundraiser event streamed live on Facebook from 8-11pm and featured guest interviews as well as unique items up for auction. One hundred percent of the proceeds went towards the American Cancer Society‘s ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ campaign.
Not only did the concert showcase the talent of some of our faculty, but students were also involved in the event’s success. Students Carlos ‘Ruffio’ Roman Jr, and Cherry Kuykendall helped behind the scenes, applying the knowledge gained in school to ensure the benefit went off without a hitch from soundcheck to finish.
“In order to maximize fundraising, we were committed to producing extremely high quality video and audio.” said KISS Cancer Goodbye Chair, Neil Davis McCurry. “We complemented our own production team with the help of SAE Institute students. The team from SAE immediately made a positive impact on the pre-production and live event. We had so much confidence in these talented professionals that we had them manage primary camera work and sound engineering. Without question, we would not have achieved these results without our partnership with SAE Institute.”
According to McCurry, the event was such a success that it is currently ranked as the 5th highest US fundraising team in 2022 by the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink program.
As always, SAE Institute is committed to not only preparing students with the knowledge to gain entry level positions in their fields, but also providing real-world experiences to apply their skills both on campus and off.