The 2Gethers Foundation's 2018 Highlights
Last year we served more than 600 through our Gateway 2 College and College success programs in the form of scholarships, snack pack giveways, and leadership development. We are grateful to all of our donors, volunteers and community partners, for helping us to surpass our 2018 goal to serve 300 students.
Our first year was simply amazing!
Community Pancake Breakfast
On April 14, 2018, we held our first annual community pancake breakfast fundraiser. We garnered a lot of support from the community. Dot Foods sponsored our event and supplied all of the food as well as a donation of $1000 toward The 2Gethers Foundation’s scholarship fund.
Dare 2 Dream. Dare 2 Soar. Dare 2 Finish! Scholarship Awards Luncheon.
Gateway 2 College. On August 4, 2018, we held our inaugural Dare 2 Dream. Dare 2 Soar. Dare 2 Finish! Scholarship Luncheon. It was a wonderful afternoon where we honored our donors, a community partner and awarded four first-generation scholars with $500 scholarships to assist with their college expenses. The event was held at Balagio Ristorante in Homewood, IL.
Fuel for Finals" Healthy Snack Pack Giveaway
College Success. In December, during finals week, we hosted “Fuel for Finals” on the campuses of Chicago State University in Chicago, IL and Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL. More than 400 students were provided with healthy snack packs. Dot Foods partnered with us on this important initiative to address food insecurity on college campuses. In addition, to providing “fuel for finals” to the students on the campuses of Chicago State University and Prairie State College, we also sent our scholarship recipients care packages to their college dorms.
In addition to the above highlights, Dr. Tiffany M. Gethers and David A. Gethers, The 2Gethers Foundation's Co-Founders, provided leadership development and mentorship to youth in the Chicago Public School and South Suburban School System.
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