Jabberwock 2012 – Masquerade Mystere
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Jabberwock 2012 – Masquerade Mystére: A Scholarship Soirée!
Event to feature dating auction, fire-eaters and live entertainment for biennial scholarship event.
CHICAGO — D’Estee, Inc., in conjunction with the Chicago Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host its biennial scholarship event, Jabberwock 2012 – Masquerade Mystére on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W. 35th Street, Chicago, from 7pm until Midnight. Funds raised will provide scholarships for underserved Chicago Public School students heading to college as well as continued support of previous awardees.
“We are most excited about this upcoming event,” said Mary Moss, President of D’Estee. “To date, since its inception, we have raised over a half million dollars – all for one-time and renewable scholarships. And it is our intention to raise at least $100,000 to provide more funds for those students to obtain an education.”
Highlights of the evening include entertainment from The Moods, a locally-based, nationally award winning singing group consisting of four guys dedicated to the fine art of harmony and choreography. Other forms of entertainment include fire-eaters and a magician. A major component for the evening will also include “Options to Dating” a bachelor/bachelorette auction featuring eight men and six women who will stroll along a red carpet, respond to a series of questions, and participate in a lively bidding process. The scheduled MC’s for the “Options to Dating” auction are Bonnie DeShong and Kendall Moore, both from WVON radio. All proceeds from the auction will go towards funding scholarships.
“We realize that higher education is an expensive undertaking,” began Taliva Tillman, President of Chicago Alumnae Chapter. “A student desiring to obtain an advanced degree shouldn’t have to be concerned about cost. As a service sorority and proponents of education, Jabberwock is dedicated to ensuring that those students who have accomplished great educational strides are able to realize their dreams of furthering their education.”
Jabberwock, established in 1925, is a scholarship fundraiser and its proceeds are used to provide college tuition and book stipends for Chicago Public School students who have achieved academic excellence. Additionally, the students who are awarded a scholarship have a proven record of leadership and service in their communities as well as a need for assistance in financing a four-year college education. Currently, Chicago Alumnae Chapter, through D’Estee, provides scholarships to 35 students who attend four-year colleges and universities throughout the country. The renewable scholarships range from $500 to $4,000 per academic year.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private non-profit organization founded in 1913. Its goals are directed toward the provision of services and programs that promote human welfare. The membership exceeds 200,000 predominately African American, college-educated women in more than 1000 chapters, located in 44 states and several foreign countries.
D’Estee, Inc., founded in 1989, is a 501(c) 3 organization designed to implore grants and funding for Chicago Alumnae Chapter which are needed to sustain the educational and public service programming the chapter houses.
The Chicago Alumnae Chapter boasts a membership of more than 800 professional women rendering public service under the sorority’s five point program thrust– economic development; educational development; international awareness and involvement; political awareness and involvement; and, physical and mental health.
For ticket information call 773.538.0836 or go online at Jabberwock2012.eventbee.com
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