Educate! threw a successful event, Educate!’s Annual Ball - For the Future of Uganda on Saturday, February 6, 2010, and raised over $25,000 for educational programs in Uganda. The money raised allows Educate! to empower the 830 students in 24 high schools across Uganda currently enrolled in the Educate! Experience.
“It was a truly amazing event and we’re so pleased with the outcome. All the money raised will directly benefit our students and their initiatives to solve the greatest challenges facing their community,” said Maya Ellman, Director of Communications at Educate!. “Our supporters felt a connection to Educate!’s work with students in Uganda and were eager to support us in our efforts to empower Africa’s future leaders.”
The highlights of the event included a speech by Congressman Jared Polis, live performance by FACE, a nationally recognized Boulder-based vocal rock band, and a wonderful silent auction. Downtown Boulder’s Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center hosted the sold out event, holding 300 Colorado supporters who made the Ball a success. Each ticket purchased sponsored a student through two months of the Educate! Experience.
Educate! greatly appreciates all the support from Bay Window Catering, Whole Foods, BJ’s Pizza Grill & Brewery, Asher Brewery, Superior Liquors, FACE, Rembrandt Yard, Hotel Boulderado, Crocs, Sunflower Preschool, and the many other local and national companies who donated items for the silent auction and made the event possible.