|Embracing Excellence Gala 2014|
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Embracing Excellence Gala
SWEET 16: FUN, FUNK & FABULOUS!
Friday, February 14, 2014, 7pm - 9:30 PM
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines
Featuring the Heritage Legacy Awards and Sponsor Appreciation.
Entertainment: Faculty Lounge Funk Band, Keith Floyd, Amelia Hamilton Morris
Host: Jason Hackett CBS/Fox 28, Cedar Rapids Iowa
Tickets are $50.
This majestic cultural affair begins as guests arrive glammed, glitzed and elegantly dressed for the red-carpet treatment that they are about to receive. Cameras flash as do smiles. Upon arrival, as a gesture of appreciation, members of the Advisory Board will welcome each attendee with the placing of this years commemorative kente cloth scarves over the shoulder.
Guests then partake in royal spread of delectable, inviting soul food and fine wine fit for a King. As the crowd mingles, the sounds of rich jazz, blues and Rhythm & Blues drift through out the space performed by one of IMMAWII's finest bands. The majestic evening concludes with the presentation of the Heritage Legacy Awards in the Youth, Organization and Individual divisions, IMMAWII Sponsor Recognition and words from Warner and featured Speakers.
The Embracing Excellence Gala is a fundraiser for IMMAWII programming. Tickets for the event are $50.00. Gala Gold Groups (organizations purchasing a group of 10 tickets or more) will be recognized on the Gala playbill.
IMMAWII Heritage Legacy Awards
IMMAWII Heritage Legacy Award: To nominate an individual or organization for their outstanding civic or cultural contributions to African Americans in Iowa download and complete a Heritage Legacy Award nomination form.
To nominate an individual or organization for their outstanding civic or cultural contributions to African Americans in Iowa download and complete a Heritage Legacy Award nomination form.
2014 Heritage Legacy Award Honorees:
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Benjamin Frazier, Des Moines
Executive Director's Legacy Award: Nolden Gentry, J.D., Des Molines
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Jasmine Richardson, Des Moines
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Alexander McGarity, Des Moines
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award:Â Eric Hall, Des Moines
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award:Â Stacey Walker, Cedar Rapids
Individual Award Winner: Catherine Williams, Des Moines
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Chalissa Wilson
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Michael C. Wright
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Brittany Overstreet, North High, Des Moines
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Jason Scales, West Des Moines
Evelyn K. Davis Youth Awards: Sasha Smith, Des Moines