UT community’s celebrities waiting for a good cause

February 4, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Lindsay Mahaney

Guests will be wined and dined by celebrity waiters at the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women’s annual fundraising dinner.

2014_UT_waitnightfinal_whback_outlnThe Eberly Center’s seventh annual Celebrity Wait Night will be Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Pinnacle at 1772 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

Local celebrity servers, including UT Board of Trustee member Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, UT Women’s Basketball Coach Tricia Cullop, UT Interim Provost John Barrett and United Way of Greater Toledo President Karen Mathison, will wait on tables.

Additionally, for the first time, Eberly Center scholarship recipients will receive recognition at the dinner.

“This is not only the night of the largest fundraiser we have, but the night we build awareness about how we impact UT and the surrounding area,” said Dr. Shanda Gore, UT associate vice president for equity, diversity and community engagement, and chief diversity officer. “A large percentage of women come to explore opportunities and use the initiatives and classes we offer as a stepping stone for broadening their career and education.”

Tickets will be available until Wednesday, Feb. 4. They cost $60 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Wine at cocktail hour and dinner are included. An additional cash bar will be available during cocktail hour.

UT Vice President for External Affairs Lawrence J. Burns and WTOL’s Jerry Anderson will emcee a silent auction that will take place during the event. Items up for bid include a time-share at Hilton Head, Toledo Zoo memberships, Cleveland Cavaliers tickets, Detroit Tigers tickets, and a painting of The University of Toledo by Aaron Bivens, which he will create during the event.

All proceeds will go toward Eberly Center initiatives, events, classes and scholarships.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the center in Tucker Hall Room 0168, by calling 419.530.8570 or at utoledo.edu/centers/eberly.

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