Release date: March 29, 2007
Kennesaw State will host benefit ball at FlightWorks, April 28
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will present its sixth annual benefit gala at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at FlightWorks Executive Terminal at Cobb County Airport, 1755 McCollum Parkway in Kennesaw. Proceeds from this formal ball benefit scholarship endowments and student-learning initiatives. In the last five years, the event has raised more than $1 million.
The theme for this year's arts gala, “Come Fly with Us,” is inspired by its unique location in a large airplane hangar. The decor and entertainment will be based on 1940s American nostalgia. The evening will include a silent and live auction with more than $90,000 worth of merchandise, dinner catered by Bold American Catering, and dance music performed by the KSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Sam Skelton. Guests also will be able to view modern luxury planes courtesy of FlightWorks and luxury cars courtesy of the Atlanta Driving Club.
The KSU College of the Arts also will present the third annual Flourish Award at the benefit gala. The award recognizes Georgia artists and arts supporters whose work helps the arts flourish in our community. The recipients of the Flourish Award this year are philanthropists Audrey and Jack Morgan of Tucker, Ga., who support arts scholarships and arts and education programs throughout the state.
More than 400 people are expected to attend the benefit gala. Major sponsors for the events include Flightworks, Gretchen Van Roy, Marietta Daily Journal, WellStar Health System, Hardin Construction, Repro Products/The Color Spot, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and Wachovia Business Banking Group, among others.
Sponsorships start at $2,500. Individual tickets are $200. For ticket reservations, early auction bidding and more information, click the “2007 Benefit Gala” link at www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call 770-499-3214.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.