Pass with Flying Colors raises $48,000 At “College Dreams” Fundraiser
Paula and Kenny Goldman, of Riverwoods
College Dreams Fundraiser
BENEFITING: Pass With Flying Colors
DATE: May 5
LOCATION: Briarwood Country Club, Deerfield
Updated: October 14, 2012 12:25PM
Pass With Flying Colors (PWFC), a non-profit organization providing Chicago students from underserved communities with resources to succeed in college, hosted the first “College Dreams,” on Saturday, May 5th, at 7 p.m. at Briarwood Country Club, located at 355 Deerfield Road in Deerfield, IL. The ticket price was $75 per person, and the one hundred seventy guests in attendance raised over $48,000 which will support Chicago high school students in their journey to college success.
Pass With Flying Colors was founded in 2010 by Riverwoods residents, Kenny and Paula Goldman. “This event is what Pass With Flying Colors is all about. Helping high school students reach their college dreams and we are thrilled to be hosting a great event!” said Kenny and Paula Goldman.
The event featured drinks, dining and desserts, a silent auction, raffle and games. Grey Goose Vodka sponsored a lavish martini bar featuring signature drinks. Guests dined on tasty sliders, French fries, pasta and leavy green salads. Kaotic Drum Line provided entertainment.
Guests bid on auction items such as an autographed Derrick Rose jersey and a pair of amethyst and diamond earings and entered a raffle for a chance to win the new Pad and played Heads ‘N Tails for a chance to win a Sony PlayStation Move system.
For more information please contact Erin Drury, Executive Director, at (773) 202-7932 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or see passwithflyingcolors.org.
ABOUT PASS WITH FLYING COLORS
Pass With Flying Colors provides first-generation college-bound students from underserved communities with the skills, tools and self-confidence to enroll in, and graduate from, a four-year college. Cohorts of 15-20 students work as a team through all of high school on: academic enrichment, leadership development and college readiness. PWFC Scholars graduate from high school prepared and excited for a successful college experience. Ultimately PWFC Scholars will have greater choices in their adult lives as a result of their learnings and their college degree.