National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Greater Cleveland Chapter Hosts 25th Silver Anniversary Masquerade Gala
Cleveland, Ohio – To celebrate 25 years of advocacy the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NC100BW) Greater Cleveland Chapter will host a 25th Silver Anniversary Masquerade Gala on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Doubletree by Hilton, 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.
The evening will feature casino games and prizes; “New Orleans fusion” buffet dinner; cash bar; live entertainment; dancing; and valet parking. Tickets for the gala are $80.00. All proceeds raised will be used to support NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter’s scholarships and advocacy programs. Hotel packages are available for this event that includes late check-out.
Earlier in the evening there will be a reception to honor NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter’s 2015 scholarship recipients and their families. Annually, the organization offers financial assistance to graduating seniors from area high schools in recognition of their commitment to academic excellence and service to the Greater Cleveland community. In the last five years the organization has provided support to 15 young women and awarded over $13,500.00 towards their college education. This year’s scholarship recipients are Ryanne M. Harris of Bedford High School; Candace T. Sanders of Garrett Morgan School of Science; and Reina S. Houston of Bedford High School.
In addition to its scholarship programs NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter has a number of advocacy initiatives it champions. Each year the organization mounts a number of events and service projects that include, but is not limited to, Women of Vision luncheon to honor women of color for their professional achievements and service to the community; Scholarship Tea to raise money to support the organization’s scholarship funds; Coalescing Conversations interactive speakers series to foster dialogue, resources and viable solutions to issues affecting the community such as police and youth interaction, human trafficking and cancer; mentoring/modeling projects with young women and children in connection with programs like 1-2-3 Read/Cleveland Public Library and Minority Achievement Committee (MAC Diamonds) at Charles F. Brush High School; and volunteering with community resources that include The Gathering Place, Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Dress for Success.
“We are honored to host our 25th Silver Anniversary Masquerade Gala to celebrate our service to the community as advocates for women and children of color,” says Elizabeth Jones, president of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter. “There are many issues affecting these vulnerable populations and our mission is to continue to improve the quality of their lives and our fundraisers allow us to continue this valuable work.”
To purchase tickets to the 25th Silver Anniversary Masquerade Gala or for more information on NC100BW Greater Cleveland Chapter, please visit www.nc100bwgc.org or call Barbara Bradley Blamo at 216.409.1087.
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.