If you want to experience an afternoon on the town while supporting a local nonprofit that invests in children and their education, then add “Lighting the Way
” at Prime 47 downtown to your calendar for April 10.
“This is our 11th annual Lighting the Way Scholarship Fundraiser & Gala,” says Sheryl McClung McConney, founder and president of Envision Children
. “And we’re especially excited this year about the wonderful food our guests will enjoy at this year’s venue … a buffet supper with scrumptious selections like steak, oysters, asparagus, macaroni and cheese and much more.”
The event will also feature a cash bar, live music, auction opportunities and an awards ceremony to honor the nonprofit’s volunteers and supporters.
“We’ve added some exciting new things too this year: sideline games like ‘Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader’ and four ‘Program Stations’ with a student who will answer questions about each of Envision Children’s four main programs – Summer Academic Enrichment, ACT Boot Camps, Tutoring and Power Saturdays,” McClung McConney says.
It’s tutoring programs like these that comprise the foundation for Envision Children’s work within the community, and with your support at events like “Lighting the Way” you’ll help fund scholarships for underserved students living in poverty.
“What sets Envision Children apart from other organizations is our focus on making a long-term impact on the lives of the students we serve,” McClung McConney says. “We also help students make their education their top priority and to lay a foundation for them to go on to excel in life.”
"Lighting the Way" 2-5 p.m. April 10 at Prime 47
, 580 Walnut St., downtown.
• If you can't attend, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the organization. Make checks payable to Envision Children and mail to P.O. Box 37040, Cincinnati, OH 45222.
Envision Children if you know of a child in need of services or if you are interested in volunteering as a tutor.