Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Multicultural Scholarship Fundraiser Coming in November

The fourth annual dinner-dance in support of the Janesville Multicultural Teacher Opportunities Scholarship (JMTOS) is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2013.  It will be held from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Janesville Country Club, 2615 W. Memorial Drive.
The “Year of the Dancing Snake Gala” will feature a combined South American and Asian theme.  After-dinner music will be provided by Madisalsa, an 11-member Latin music ensemble based in Madison returning to the JMTOS gala for their third year.  Before dinner music features local performers Steve Pease Trio, Chris Kohn, and Emerald City.
The event also includes a silent auction featuring Spanish lessons, tennis lessons, Badger basketball tickets and a catered Middle Eastern brunch among other items.
The JMTOS scholarship program, offered through the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, offers renewable college scholarships to Janesville students of color pursuing a career in education.  Upon attaining a Wisconsin teaching certificate, recipients agree to apply for a position with the School District of Janesville.
Six students are expected to be in the program in the fall of 2013.   Two will graduate in December.  Several of the current students will speak at the benefit.
Tickets to the “Year of the Dancing Snake Gala” are $50 per person, $45 if purchased before October 1.  A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.
For reservations, contact Lannie at the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, (608) 758-0883 or Lannie@cfsw.org.  For further information, contact Sue Conley, (608) 758-0883.

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