The Mission will host an invitation-only luncheon presented by Blue Dawg at The Harbert Center on Thursday, October 24. The event will celebrate 75 years of changing lives in the Birmingham area and pay tribute to nearly three decades of service from executive director Tony Cooper.

Guests will hear live testimonies from former clients representing each of the Mission shelters and a special tribute video featuring the voices of many of Alabama’s most prominent figures will also be shared. In addition, Cooper will take the stage for the last scheduled public event of his Mission career.