Sunday, May 13, 2007

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. hosts its Second Annual ‘Ready-Set-Life’ Gala

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Greater Miami Chapter (NCBW), will host its Second Annual “Ready-Set-Life” Gala benefiting young women exiting Florida’s foster care system. The gala will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Ft. Lauderdale Sheraton Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Rd., Dania, Fla.

The festivities will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by an elegant four-course dinner and dancing. Event tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Semi-formal attire is recommended.

During the affair, NCBW will award life assistance grants to young women to aid in their transition to independent living. NCBW recognizes that the vast majority of these young adults lack critical family and financial support to cope with the challenges they will face as adults and is firmly committed to offering grants to these women to assist them in achieving their personal and professional goals. The grants are not limited to educational needs but can be used for transportation, housing, health or childcare needs. The Chapter will also present a community organization with its Candace Award for Distinguished Service in advocating on behalf of youth in Florida’s foster care system. Last year’s honorees were State Senator Frederica Wilson, District 33, and Sharon Langer, executive director, Dade County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society.

The NCBW is a charitable organization for socially conscious women committed to the personal and professional development of women. Locally, their programs include professional development workshops; mentoring young women; health fairs and seminars; fostering youth leadership and parental involvement through our Teen Summit, and promoting literacy awareness with our “Authors, Poets and All That Jazz” event.

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about sponsorship, please contact Sheryl Watts, third vice president, at (954) 612-6130 or by e-mail at For tickets or general information, call (305) 788-1548 (Miami-Dade) or (954) 612-6130 (Broward) or via email at You can also register online by visiting us at our website at and clicking on the Ready Set Life Gala link!

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