I’m selling table seats for Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) African American Student Services’s A Legacy of Excellence College Scholarship Banquet. This black and white (and silver!) event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa.
For over two decades, the A Legacy of Excellence College Scholarship Committee (ALECSC) has raised scholarship funds for outstanding African American students. This year we will provide two four-year and 10 one-year scholarships for college-bound students to help defray the financial burden of tuition and book expenses. To date, 36 scholarships have been awarded.
I would love for you to join me at the banquet this year. Not only is the banquet the primary fundraiser for the scholarships, but we have the opportunity to hear from recipients of the scholarships. These young people have achieved academic excellence and positively contribute to their community.
The banquet includes a formal dinner, dancing and a silent auction. But the stars of the show are the TUSD students who will be honored with scholarships and laptops for their higher learning experience. Tickets are $80 with $35 being tax-deductible. If you cannot attend the event, please sponsor a student ticket or donate towards the scholarships.
I’m happy to answer any questions about the event or the history of A Legacy of Excellence, and additional information is available at tusd1.org/legacy. If you purchase tickets or donate online, please let me know so I can report back to the Legacy committee. If you are old school (like me) and would like to pay with a check and receive a physical ticket, let me know.