Eberly Center to host Celebrity Wait Night fundraising event

February 28, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Paul Webb

Celebrity waiters, raffle prizes and a live auction will be a few highlights of the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women’s fourth annual Celebrity Wait Night fundraiser Thursday, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plaza, Maumee.

During the event, local celebrities will wait on tables; servers will include Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, State Rep. Teresa Fedor, UT Women’s Basketball Coach Tricia Cullop, UT Vice President for External Affairs Lawrence J. Burns, ABC 13 Reporter and Anchor Kristian Brown, and Toledo Public Schools Superintendent Jerome Pecko.

“Celebrity Wait Night is a fun way to get our supportive community members involved with the Eberly Center,” said Dr. Shanda Gore, UT associate vice president for equity, diversity and community engagement. “Wait Night is the center’s largest fundraiser and provides revenue that allows the center to provide services for more than 300 individuals each year. We truly appreciate everyone’s support.”

Last year, more than 270 people attended Celebrity Wait Night, and organizers are expecting even higher attendance this year.

Tickets are $40 per person to cover the cost of the meal. All the money raised from tips, the raffle and auction will go to fund Eberly Center initiatives, including the Women’s Success Series. Monies raised also will support the new Eberly Center Resource Room, which provides access to a computer, phone, fax machine and other office supplies.

For more information, contact the Eberly Center at 419.530.8570.

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