Mariana Bracetti Academy Fundraiser April 19

One of Philadelphia's Newest Charter Schools Receives Community Support

from Technology Companies, Center City Law Firm



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young

    PHILADELPHIA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Students of the Mariana Bracetti
 Academy -- one of Philadelphia's newest Charter Schools -- will be the
 beneficiaries of a fundraising event held at the Philadelphia law offices of
 Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young this Thursday, April 19 beginning with a
 cocktail reception at 6 p.m. at 1880 JFK Boulevard, 10th Floor.
     The event marks a sea change for local technology businesses gathering at
 a Center City law firm to raise support for one of Philadelphia's newest
 Charter Schools.
     Mariana Bracetti Academy trustees include executives from First Union and
 Glaxo SmithKline, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and prominent
 members of the Latino community.  Philadelphia School Board President Pedro
 Ramos will attend the event, which will include a presentation by guest
 speaker Rob McCord, president and chief executive officer of the Eastern
 Technology Council.  McCord also serves as managing director of Pennsylvania
 Early Stage Partners.
     Admission is $25, which will be donated to the academy.
     Guests are encouraged to bring a new or used book for the Bracetti
 library, to be constructed later this summer.  A silent auction will give
 guests the opportunity to bid on merchandise from local sponsors including
 Cuba Libre restaurant, Sophy Curson, Compubase, Inc. and Springboard Media.
 In addition, Aden, a Northern Liberties Mediterranean restaurant, will donate
 10 percent of a future evening's profits to the school.  The event is
 co-sponsored by the LULAC National Educational Service Center -- a non-profit
 organization with a 25-year history of providing educational services to youth
 in the Latino community -- Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young, and the
 Philadelphia Area New Media Association, a division of the Eastern Technology
 Council that seeks to bolster the area's burgeoning new media industry.
     For more information, contact Colleen Davis at (215) 423-4811 or Robert
 Bershad at Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young, (215) 587-1600.
 
 

SOURCE Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young
    PHILADELPHIA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Students of the Mariana Bracetti
 Academy -- one of Philadelphia's newest Charter Schools -- will be the
 beneficiaries of a fundraising event held at the Philadelphia law offices of
 Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young this Thursday, April 19 beginning with a
 cocktail reception at 6 p.m. at 1880 JFK Boulevard, 10th Floor.
     The event marks a sea change for local technology businesses gathering at
 a Center City law firm to raise support for one of Philadelphia's newest
 Charter Schools.
     Mariana Bracetti Academy trustees include executives from First Union and
 Glaxo SmithKline, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and prominent
 members of the Latino community.  Philadelphia School Board President Pedro
 Ramos will attend the event, which will include a presentation by guest
 speaker Rob McCord, president and chief executive officer of the Eastern
 Technology Council.  McCord also serves as managing director of Pennsylvania
 Early Stage Partners.
     Admission is $25, which will be donated to the academy.
     Guests are encouraged to bring a new or used book for the Bracetti
 library, to be constructed later this summer.  A silent auction will give
 guests the opportunity to bid on merchandise from local sponsors including
 Cuba Libre restaurant, Sophy Curson, Compubase, Inc. and Springboard Media.
 In addition, Aden, a Northern Liberties Mediterranean restaurant, will donate
 10 percent of a future evening's profits to the school.  The event is
 co-sponsored by the LULAC National Educational Service Center -- a non-profit
 organization with a 25-year history of providing educational services to youth
 in the Latino community -- Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young, and the
 Philadelphia Area New Media Association, a division of the Eastern Technology
 Council that seeks to bolster the area's burgeoning new media industry.
     For more information, contact Colleen Davis at (215) 423-4811 or Robert
 Bershad at Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young, (215) 587-1600.
 
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