The fifth annual Colors of Education Gala in support of the Janesville Multicultural Teacher Opportunities Scholarship (JMTOS) is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014. It will be held from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Janesville Country Club, 2615 W. Memorial Drive.
After-dinner music will be provided by the GoDeans, a Janesville-based rock band with music by Mitch Kopnick, Bill Clanfield, Mark McDade, Tim Axe, Dave Booth, Joan Neeno, Kalynn Baumann and Kim White.
The event also includes a silent auction featuring 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 obtaining a Wisconsin teaching certificate, recipients agree to apply for a position with the School District of Janesville.
This year the district is holding a contest among the schools--the
“Multicultural Gala Challenge.” The top three schools selling the most “tickets” for the Multicultural Gala will win the following:
· Second Prize-$500 towards the purchase of technology products and 2 hours of IT specialist consultation time
· First Prize-$1,000 towards the purchase of technology products and 4 hours of IT specialist consultation time
· Grand Prize-$2,000 towards the purchase of technology and 8 hours of IT specialist consultation time
If a school gets a sponsor to buy a table, that amount will go towards that school’s total. Staff members should also indicate the school where they work so credit can be given to that school.
Tickets to the event are $50 per person. For reservations, contact Lannie at the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, (608) 758-0883 or Lannie@cfsw.org. You can also contact Laura Griswold, Public Information Secretary, School District of Janesville, at 608-743-5057.