The College of Lake County Foundation will host its scholarship gala, the Black and White Ball on the Magnificent Mile, on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the luxurious InterContinental in Chicago, which opened in 1929.
The gala will begin with hors d’oeuvres, open bar, silent auction, raffles and games then continue on to a superb dinner in the Grand Ballroom, followed by a live auction. The evening’s musical entertainment will be provided by an eight-piece band, the Ron Harris Group. Raffles, a masquerade game and fun entertainment will also be available throughout the evening. Tickets are $250 each. All proceeds support the CLC Foundation Scholarship Fund.
The event chairs for the Black and White Ball on the Magnificent Mile are Jannes and John Zobus of Highland Park. Honorary chairs are Richard and Helene Anderson of Grayslake.
According to Julie Shroka, director of alumni relations and special events, the need for scholarships is greater than ever due to current economic conditions. “Our tuition is very reasonable, but many students still struggle to pay for their tuition, fees and books. Foundation scholarships address the needs of many different kinds of students and include eight major award programs and nearly 100 designated scholarships. During the 2010-2011 academic year, the CLC Foundation awarded scholarships to more than 800 students,” she said.
For more information, call (847) 543-2400 or visit www.clcroundtable.org/gala2011. To learn more about Foundation scholarships, visit http://www.clcillinois.edu/credit/aid/scholarships.asp.