Several Chamber member restaurants will be serving some of their�specialties at the Charlottesville Promise Gala on Saturday night, September 28th, at the Paramount Theatre. The Gala supports the Charlottesville Scholarship Program � initiated through a partnership with the City of Charlottesville and the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce � and its efforts to help Charlottesville City Schools graduates and city employees to attend the college of their choice or enroll in professional studies. � The Boar’s Head Inn, Chap�s Ice Cream and a number of other restaurants have signed on to donate food for the Gala, which will also be serving local wines. � The Charlottesville� Scholarship Program is an all-volunteer organization that is currently assisting thirty city scholars, selected through an open application process, as they pursue post-secondary studies. The program grew out of the City of Charlottesville’s allocation of $250,000 in 2001 to seed community scholarships for graduates of city schools and city employees, with a matching amount raised by area businesses and citizens. All proceeds from the Gala are used directly to support the scholarships. � In addition to the food and wine, the Gala will feature remarks by noted author, educator and University of Virginia professor, Rosalyn Berne, pre-Gala music by the Charlottesville High School Orchestra Quartet and Jean DePiro, and dancing with the band “180”. � The Daily Progress is a media sponsor for the event, which starts Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35, or $100 for Supporters, and can be purchased at cvillescholarship.com or by calling 434-987-8338 or at the door.
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