What are Reserve Dinners?

A chance to get together with a small group of people in an intimate setting to chat with, learn from, and enjoy drinks or dinner with a celebrity leader in the world of business, sports, or world affairs.

The purpose of each dinner is to create conversation and connection between individuals who under normal circumstances may never have a chance to meet, while also raising money for a cause of the honored guest’s choice.

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Recent Events

Ryan Holiday
Stoic, Author, Marketer

At 32, and with a career that has included being a marketing director, media strategist, and author, Ryan Holiday has a unique perspective on life and business.

At this event, Ryan joined Mike Faith and a small group of friends, and leaders in the Nashville community to graciously share life experiences, business experiences, and what it means to be a modern stoic.

Proceeds from this event benefited Against Malaria

Malcolm Gladwell
NYT Bestselling Author

Snacks, drinks, and the developing Nashville Skyline were the backdrop for an evening with Malcolm Gladwell.

Malcolm sat down with a group of entrepreneurs at Mike Faith’s Nashville home to share thoughts and experiences on a variety of topics including Gladwell’s latest book Talking to Strangers, Brexit, Hong Kong, and even running for president.

The event raised funds for Malcolm’s non-profit of choice, the Rand Corporation

Annie Duke
World Series of Poker Champion

At the private Reserve Dinner, held at the Kokkari restaurant in San Francisco, honored guest Annie Duke donated for auction three of her prized bracelets from poker tournaments. Annie has achieved more ‘in-the-money’ finishes than any other female player in WSOP history.

The event raised funds for The Decision Education Foundation.

Host Mike Faith commented, “Annie was an inspiration to us all. The conversation ranged from life decisions and their consequences, to raising children, to some of the topics of today and, of course, included poker. As you can see from the photos, everyone enjoyed a fun and fulfilling evening.”

Sir Richard Branson
Founder, Virgin Group

After the Reserve Dinner with Sir Richard Branson one guest commented that

“We left the table feeling all the better for having met and listened to Sir Richard, who is truly inspiring.  I valued meeting some of the other guests too.  And it felt good to have helped raise over $75,000 for the Virgin Unite charity, because we know that 100% of our donations go straight to making a positive difference, especially in Africa.”

General John Abizaid
United States Army

At a private Reserve Dinner held for Plantronics and Headsets.com staff, honored guest General John Abizaid captivated the group.  During an evening where the discussion ranged from Iraq and world conflicts to leadership as applied to business and then to issues such as bureaucracy and organizational structures.

General Abizaid’s vast experience and candid insights made this evening a truly inspirational event.

General Abizaid recently retired from the post of Commander U.S. Central Command and has been named the first Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Donations from the evening went to Fisher House.