Urban League of Greater Cincinnati’s Rhythm Nation Gala

I just wrote the below story for this week’s issue of Cincy Chic, and I thought it would be great to blog about! I’m so excited for it! It sounds like a fun event with great music, food and entertainment… all for an amazing organization (Urban League)! Plus, it’s black tie, which gives you a great excuse to get all glammed up! Hope to see you there!

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Party for a purpose this weekend! Learn more about the fab fete as well as the youth, justice and economic empowerment it supports.

Party? Yawn. Party for a purpose? Now you’re talkin’!

Partying for a purpose is exactly what hundreds of local posh professionals will be doing at the 2011 Rhythm Nation Gala this Saturday, June 4, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza from 8p.m.-1a.m.

“I personally invite you to join us for the 2011 Rhythm Nation Gala. This event promises to be another phenomenal fundraising evening for the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati,” says Donna Jones Baker, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati. “Won’t you be a part of the Rhythm Nation for Youth, Jobs, Justice and Economic Empowerment?”

The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati is a private, 501(c)(3) corporation and a local affiliate of the National Urban League. The Urban League is a United Way supported agency and benefits from board representation from business, labor, education, service professions and media. Its mission is to eliminate the barriers of racism and level the playing field for all African Americans and others at risk by promoting their economic self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship through effective leadership in the areas of comprehensive employment, youth and family development and advocacy.

The Rhythm Nation Gala is an important fundraiser for The Urban League to continue providing these services to the community. This black tie affair will feature casino-style gaming with risk-free slots, roulette, 21 blackjack, craps and Texas Hold’em. And one bet is for sure: you’ll meet a new friend among this connected crowd, such as the Presidents of the University of Cincinnati and Chase Bank as well as the gala’s honorary co-chairs: Dr. Gregory, Sara Williams, Joey and Natasha Williams.

Come hungry because guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet including a shrimp bar and chocolate fountain. Work off all those calories with a stroll through the ballrooms and salons to experience a variety of music genres including Motown, R&B, Pop, Blues and Jazz. Work off that dessert on the dance floor with the Motown sounds of Dayton’s most sought after national recording artist and music producer Deron Bell featuring the D Street Band and Touch 2 (as the Temptations). Get ready to line dance, ladies!

It’s sure to be a fun night for all! Tickets start at $75. Click here to purchase your ticket today!

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