Mardi Gras party helps send kids to college

Mardi Gras party helps send kids to college


JENNIFER: A LOCAL CHAPTER OF AN INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY GIVING STUDENTS THE FUNDS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED WHEN THEY HEAD OFF TO COLLEGE. THE OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY I THROWING THEIR ANNUAL MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISING EVENT. JOINING US THIS MORNING IS MIKE WEST AND TONY BEST. THANKS FOR COMING IN. YOU HAVE IN DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME.>>SO FAR, WE HAVE HAD 60 PREVIOUS. IT IS A GREAT EVENT, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GIVE DESERVING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO HAVE GREAT, HAVE ACHIEVED GREAT ACADEMIC SUCCESS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO COLLEGE SPONSORED BY US. JENNIFER: FANTASTIC. TELL US ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE MARDI GRAS PARTY FUNDRAISER. THERE IS A GREAT EVENT. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING OUT. WE HAVE VENDORS, DJS, A SILENT AUCTION AND WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO PURCHASE A BIG AND SEND KIDS OFF AND GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY AGAIN TO SUCCEED AND MOVE ON IN LIFE. JENNIFER: IT SOUNDS LIKE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT CAUSE. YOU’RE UPPING THEANTE OF HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO RAISE. ABSOLUTELY. ONE OF OUR GOALS AS A FOUNDATION IS TO CREATE WHAT WE CONSIDER A MILLION-DOLLAR ENDOWMENT FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION. THIS YEAR ALONE, OUR GOAL IS $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL STUDENTS. WE BELIEVE VERY DEEPLY AND HOW WE THINK ABOUT CHANGING GENERATIONS A EDUCATION IS ONE OF THE WAYS WE ARE ABLE TO CHANGE GENERATIONS. JENNIFER: ABSOLUTELY. WHAT AN IMPORTANT STEP, GOING OFF TO COLLEGE. YOU ARE REALLY STEPPING UP FOR THAT, TO HELP THEM OUT. TELL US ABOUT THE SPECIFICS ABOUT HOW YOU GO ABOUT, HOW THE STUDENTS WHO GO ABOUT LEARNING ABOUT GETTING THESE FUNDS AND S UCH LIKE THAT.>>SURE. SO, FIRST UP IS THAT WE SEND OUT . PUBLICATIONS TO ALL LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND YOU CAN ALSO GO TO THE STAR CHAPTER FOUNDATION OR CINCINNATIQUES. .COM. THE DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION IS FEBRUARY 17. YOU HAVE GOT ABOUT FIVE OR SIX DAYS REMAINI TO APPLY FOR THIS YEAR SCHOLARSHIP IT JENNIFER: AN SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ALWAYS — I REEMBER GOING OFF TO COLLEGE, KEEPING THE DOORS OPEN FOR ANY OPPORTUNITY. YOU GUYS ARE ONE OF THEM. I LOVE SEEING THESE PHOTOS FROM THE PARTY. THIS IS CAN BE A GOOD TIME FOR YOUR MARDI GRAS EVENT.>>IT IS. IT’S DEFINITELY A GREAT TIME. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE RECOGNIZE OUR SPONSORS. WE HAVE, AS TONY SAID, WE ARE TRYING TO RAISE $50,000. WE HAVE SPONSORS FROM HER SADIE SPENDS MERCEDES-BENZ WEST CHESTER — AN TRI-HEALTH. A LOT OF SPONSORS THAT IT PARTNERED WITH US. SO, DEFINITELY NEED THE SUPPORT. WE GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.>>A COUPLE WE WANT TO MENTION IS BROWN CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING AND ALSO CLYDE BENNETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. JENNIFER:OOK FORWARD TO HEARING ABOUT THE FUN PARTY YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO THROW. THE OMEGA PSI PH’S MARDI GRAS FUNDRAISER WILL BE AT THE KOLPING CENTER ON MILLE ROAD ON THE 25.

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