Fundraisers

Transforming African-American communities, one child at a time

2018 Fundraiser

Our annual fundraiser, Soiree 2018 – Ruffles and Bow Ties: A Pink and Blue Affair, was held on March 11, 2018, at Tuscany Falls in Mokena. Our members and guests showed up in their best pink and blue ruffled attire.

2017 Fundraiser

Our annual fundraiser, Soiree 2017 – A Pink and Blue Affair, dawned a new theme this year. The day party was held on March 12, 2017, at Tuscany Falls in Mokena. Our members and guests showed up in their best pink and blue attire which was a perfect complement to the 1st day of spring.

The signature event included a cigar roller, specialty signature drinks, live entertainment by Ivory Dreams, and another successful silent auction. Our event was hosted by the multi-talented Jossie Harris Thacker, an original In Living Color “Fly Girl” dancer and accomplished actress. Also, our guests had an opportunity to browse the “Hall of Fame”, an informative wall of the chapter’s prior year scholarship recipients.

Our special guest, Alfred Sharp, graced the room with the memory of his wife and our mother member, Bernadette Sharp. He is the founder of the “Bernadette R. Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund” and has generously contributed to our chapter efforts.

Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and silent auction participants, we were able to raise approximately $25,000 in connection with this year’s fundraiser. The money raised will support our scholarship fund and community service initiatives. Below is the call to action video that was shown at the fundraiser to showcase our scholarship recipients.

 

2016 Fundraiser

Our annual fundraiser, a Golden Twenties Gala, was held on Saturday April 9, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom in Joliet Union Station. The location was a perfect backdrop for a 1920’s themed event. Read more

 

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