National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter Hosts Scholarship Tea
Cleveland, Ohio — Cleveland, Ohio — The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NC100BW) Greater Cleveland Chapter will host a Vintage Holiday Tea in support of the organization’s scholarship fund on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
The afternoon event will feature a fashion show presented by the Western Reserve Historical Society and will highlight holiday attire through the years. A silent auction, raffles and vendors will round out the affair. Tickets for the Vintage Holiday Tea are $50.00. All proceeds raised will be used to support the NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter’s Margaret R. Barron and Shirley Smith Seaton Scholarships, named for the organization’s founder and a distinguished chartering member respectively.
Annually, NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter awards scholarships to graduating seniors from area schools in recognition of their commitment to academic excellence and service to the Greater Cleveland community. The organization has provided scholarships to 12 young women and awarded over $10,500.00 towards their college education in the past four years alone. The selected scholarship recipients have attended a cross-section of local and national colleges and universities including, but not limited to, Yale University (New Haven, CT); Miami University (Oxford, OH); Dillard University (New Orleans, LA); and John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH).
“Education is a major advocacy priority of our organization and since our chapter’s founding we have been steadfast in our commitment to supporting deserving young ladies as they strive to improve themselves and our community,” says Elizabeth Jones, president of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter. “Each year our commitment to honoring talented young women is only strengthened by the increasing costs of a college education,” she continued.
Applications for the NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter’s 2015 scholarships are open to graduating high school female seniors planning to attend a four year accredited college or university. The deadline for consideration is February 28, 2015. Scholarships will be awarded the fall of 2015. Complete scholarship packets are available upon request. Inquiries should be directed to the attention of Andrea Porter at National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Greater Cleveland Chapter, P.O. Box 22217, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. was founded in 1981 in New York, NY as a non-profit advocacy organization. Currently, the organization boasts a national membership that includes over 7,500 members from 75 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter, Inc. was founded October 3, 1990 with Margaret R. Barron as the chartering president. NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that advocates on behalf of woman and children of color in the areas of health, education, economic empowerment, strategic alliances and civic engagement. In accordance with the organization’s overarching mission the Greater Cleveland Chapter implements programs that provide an effective network among African-American Women and other women of color; establish links between the Greater Cleveland Chapter and the corporate and political sectors; enable African-American women and other women of color to be a visible force in the socioeconomic arena; meet the career needs of these women and facilitate their access to mainstream America; use the tools of role modeling and mentoring to provide meaningful guidance to young women; and recognize the historic achievements of African-American women and other women of color.