MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its fourth year, The Lynne Mitchell Foundation's annual fundraising and scholarship gala will be taking place on Saturday, October 15th. This year's theme, A Night In the Caribbean is set to feature island-inspired cuisine and cocktails, music and dancing to calypso, samba, and reggae beats, as well as a silent auction and a live auction with proceeds benefiting the foundation's mission to provide better educational resources to primary-school children in rural Jamaica.
"This is our spotlight fundraising event of the year," said Marlene Gordon, President of Lynne Mitchell Foundation. "All the donations raised at this event allow us to continue to advance our mission of education and continue to grow to serve more children in need of educational resources."
This year's gala will also feature a guest appearance from Jamaica's Minister of Education, Youth & Information, Senator, the Honorable Ruel B. Reid, who will speak about how the Lynne Mitchell Foundation has positively impacted so many students. Additionally, the foundation will be presenting two $3,000 scholarships to two students so that they may continue their high school education with fewer worries about the cost of books, uniforms, transportation, meals, and other supplies. The two award winners were chosen from among many submitted essays from the Seaview Primary School in Jamaica, the foundation's partner school. Gavaska Gordon and Tiffany Peart, the two scholarship recipients, will be present at the gala event and will be sharing their experiences and their future plans made possible through the foundation's efforts.
The Gala event will take place on Saturday, October 15th, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Coral Gables Country Club. A VIP food and drink reception will start at 6:00 pm prior to the cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction, followed by a dinner, live auction, and entertainment, and concluding with an after party that begins at 10:15 pm.
General Admission Tickets are currently available for $150 per person and can be purchased online through http://www.lynnemitchellfoundation.org/a-night-in-the-caribbean-gala. The VIP cuisine & cocktails reception requires a special VIP ticket that includes both the VIP reception and the main gala for $275. Those wishing to make a donation without attending the gala are also encouraged to do so through the same web page. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.
About Lynne Mitchell Foundation
The Lynne Mitchell Foundation was created in 2012 by president Marlene Gordon to honor the memory of her mother, Lynne Mitchell and to continue her legacy of "growing love… one act at a time." The foundation focuses on underprivileged children in the rural community on the island of Jamaica where Mitchell was born and raised. The specific focus of the foundation is on Seaview Primary School with the aim of showing love to these children and changing their lives in a positive and meaningful way. The foundation serves to raise funds for programs including scholarships, transportation, school lunch and breakfast programs and building renovations to benefit the students of Seaview Primary School. For more information about the Lynne Mitchell Foundation and how you can become a Love Activist for the organization, visit www.LynneMitchellFoundation.org.
Lynne Mitchell Foundation, Inc., is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We are also registered with the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act - Registration #CH38687. 100% of each contribution is received by Lynne Mitchell Foundation, Inc. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
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SOURCE Lynne Mitchell Foundation