Gala

"Pep Rally Under the Stars" Gala


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Thank you to the gala sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers who helped to make "Pep Rally Under the Stars" 2014 a success!  The event raised $105,000 to fuel Generation Hope's work over the next year!

"Pep Rally Under the Stars" is the principal fundraising event for Generation Hope. In the spirit of celebrating collegiate excellence, it is held at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland and is attended by 200 guests who include leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, education, and business worlds -- all joined together to celebrate education and our vital work and mission.  Not just another gala, "Pep Rally Under the Stars" allows guests to wear their best attire along with college memorabilia from their alma mater or favorite school!

This year, we honored KAISER PERMANENTE as our 2014 MVP for their incredible support of the Scholar Program over the past three years.

Congratulations to our other honorees!

  • Angeline Palmer, Scholar of the Year
  • Kimberly Korbel, Sponsor of the Year
  • Shannon Tucker, Volunteer of the Year

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

Head Coach 

CHEERLEADER

Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation

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  • The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
  • David and Abi
  • Howard University
  • Prince George's Community College
  • The Universities at Shady Grove

Tables

Gloria Aparicio Blackwell
Nicole Austin-Hillery
Chris Cox
Marie Frederickson
Kimberly Korbel
Elizabeth Link
Sherryl Newman
Montgomery College

Thank You for Donating Your Services!

Monte Cansler of Frame Magic Video & Photo 
Mike Ferguson of Photo in a Box 
Discovery Communications
Marty Cunningham Videography

Prince George's Community College 
Reingold 
Holli Rivera 
Jessica Tirado 
Rennee Watson (PROARC, Inc.) 
Valerie Young 

 

 

Stacey Brown of Signarama Silver Spring 
Reingold 
Michelle Riley Jones  
Walt Whitman High School Cheer Team

What I love about this event is it’s about celebrating those students who got back up again. It’s really about hope.
— Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Generation Hope Board Member

Agenda
7:00 pm:
Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, & Bar

8:00 pm:
Dinner, Program & Dancing

Attire
Black-tie optional, college memorabilia

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

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SAMUEL RIGGS IV ALUMNI CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

 Single Ticket:  $135
Couple:  $245
Table:  $1,100 (seats 10)

Ticket and table purchases include reception, dinner, presentation, auction, and dancing.  Ticket prices increase after June 8th, so purchase yours today!

2014 Honorary Chair:

The Honorable Jeffrey Slavin

2014 Host Committee: 

  • Terri Freeman
  • DeRionne Pollard
  • Universities at Shady Grove
  • Artis G. Hampshire-Cowan, Esq.
  • Maritha Gay
  • Holli Rivera
  • Debbi Jarvis
  • Gloria Aparicio Blackwell

2014 Planning Committee

  • Ericka Boston
  • Jasmine Fields
  • Sherry Y. Foster
  • Caroline Griswold
  • Liz Link
  • Jessica Tirado
  • Yvonne Lowe
  • Tiffany Francis
  • Anne Linnemann
  • Judine Slaughter
  • Monique Davis
  • Evonne Irondi
  • Kesha Chandler
  • Megan Stamper
  • Jazmen Miller
  • Elizabeth Alva 
  • Ruby Lewis

 

Inquiries
For event and media information:

Nicole Lynn Lewis
Founder & CEO