University President Sharon L. Gaber, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and other local luminaries will spend part of their evenings waiting on guests of the Eighth Annual Celebrity Wait Night Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee.
The Celebrity Wait Night is hosted by the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women and will feature a dinner served by local celebrities, as well as a silent auction, scholarship recipient announcement, and live entertainment throughout the evening.
Tickets are $60 each or $500 for a table of 10, and more than 400 guests are expected to attend. Proceeds go to the Eberly Center’s Women’s Success Programming, which provides training and workshops to those hoping to go back to school, make a career change or better themselves.
The center provides free resources and education on business etiquette, branding, resumé writing and more.
Dr. Shanda Gore, UT associate vice president for equity, diversity and community engagement, and chief diversity officer, said the goal of the Women’s Success Programming is to teach people to be the best they can be.
Kate’s Closet, a boutique-style shop that provides free professional clothing to UT students, is another Eberly Center resource that will benefit from proceeds from this event.
“This has been a community of giving,” Gore said. “We really appreciate all the support from our students, faculty, staff and the community.”
RSVPs are requested by Monday, Feb. 1; call 419.530.8570.