For Immediate Release
Contact: Lea Ann Scales
Assistant Vice President
of Public Relations and Marketing
November 28, 2011
(Worcester, Mass.) -- The WSU Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement will host a Holiday Gift and Art Auction to support student scholarships on Friday, December 9, 2011, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Blue Lounge.
The event will feature keynote speaker Charlie Rose, a founding board member and current dean of the City Year program, a leader in the growing national service movement. Rose has been a youth worker, organizer, and entrepreneur in Boston for many years, as well as a VISTA volunteer and director of Youth Services for the City of Boston’s community centers. He was honored by the Boston Celtics as a “Hero Among Us.”
Rose will speak on “20/20 Vision” following dinner and music by acoustic duo Julius and Joe. The auction begins at 8 p.m. and features more than 50 items including a day pass for two to Canyon Ranch, art by notable Massachusetts artists (including WSU faculty), tickets and restaurant gift certificates, a Super Bowl buffet delivered to your home, and more.
Cost of the dinner is $20, with checks made payable to the Worcester State Foundation. Auction proceeds will benefit The McCarthy Coyle Wagner Scholarship for Student Community Activism.
For more information, contact Mark Wagner, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-929-8635.