Masked Ball Raises Funds for Arts

Invitations are being issued next week for Kennesaw State University’s Third Annual School of…

Georgia (Feb 12, 2004) — Masked Ball Raises Funds for Arts

Cheryl Brown


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Invitations are being issued next week for Kennesaw State University’s Third Annual School of the Arts Benefit Gala in the Egyptian Ballroom at The Fabulous Fox in Atlanta on March 20‚ 2004. This year’s “Black and White Masked Ball” theme promises to make the evening of dinner‚ dancing and auction even more elegant than in the previous two years.

"Black−and−white formal attire has a certain sophistication.‚" said Joseph Meeks‚ Dean of the KSU School of the Arts. “Plus‚ people can show their color and creativity through beautiful masks. I don’t know of any other event in the area that combines these two ideas."

Behind those masks will be some of the School of the Arts' best friends from the community. The volunteer Benefit Gala Committee‚ headed by Robert and Cheryl Moultrie‚ has been hard at work bringing in sponsors and ticket buyers. This year's event is expected exceed the fundraising efforts of the last two years combined: about a quarter of a million dollars.

More than 50 sponsors‚ including The Facility Group‚ Marietta Daily Journal and WellStar Health System‚ have already pledged their support. While the bulk of the event's proceeds will come from sponsorships‚ the silent and live auctions are expected to garner $30‚000 that evening. Headed by Mary Ann Springthorpe‚ volunteers from the Women's Commerce Club of Atlanta have secured auction items including from a golf getaway for four at St. Andrews‚ Scotland‚ a private villa holiday in Tuscany‚ jewelry‚ wine‚ fine art and much more.

Proceeds benefit student scholarships and student−learning initiatives.

Individual tickets are $200; sponsorships begin at $1‚500. To find out more about the Benefit Gala‚ visit or call 770−499−3214.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 17‚400 from 131 countries. The third largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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