The Ascend Educational Fund hosted our First Annual Gala on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The Gala was a huge success with over 130 people gathered in the Prince George Ballroom in Gramercy. AEF was able to raise over $8,000 from the silent auction alone! While the event set a solid foundation to help us achieve our goal of awarding $50,000 in scholarships in 2014, we still have work to do and your continued support will help us meet our goal. Over 650 applications have been started and we are on pace to receive four times the number of 2013 applications.
Browse below for a full gallery of photos from the First Annual Gala. If you post any photos from the Gala, please use our hashtag #aefgala2014
We thank everyone who attended and contributed for helping us to Elevate the American Dream of our current and future Scholars. Without your participation, our First Annual Gala would not have been such a moving and inspirational evening!