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I am O'Kah!'s 1st Annual Be AMAZING! Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction

I Am O'Kah! Inc.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

Baltimore, MD

I am O'Kah!'s 1st Annual Be AMAZING! Fundraising Gala and...

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A Benefit for Youth Entrepreneurship and Empowerment


The mission of I AM O'KAH! is to empower all youth to unlock their greatest potential: through mentorship, scholarships and programs that help them navigate through socio-economic barriers to success.


I AM O'KAH! uses entrepreneurship and financial literacy training to teach our youth confidence and personal financial security.


JOIN US on May 17, 2014 as we raise funds to nurture the next generation of innovative community leaders and entrepreneurs. The theme of this year's gala and awards presentation is “Unlock Your Inner Art,” in honor of local champions who have shown their commitment to creativity in their service to the community.

I Am O'Kah! On Comcast Newsmakers


During the event the following community innovators will be honored for their passion and creativity in serving the community:


Outstanding Community Leader of the Year - Joseph Manko, Liberty Elementary School

Outstanding Woman of the Year - Kate Williams, Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance

Outstanding Man of the Year - Teddy Coates, Black Professional Men

Outstanding Educator of the Year - Deana Frank, Elijah Cummings Youth Program

Outstanding Organization of the Year - Sarah Hemminger, Incentive Mentoring Program

Outstanding Artist of the Year - Brian Kirhagis, Brik Art

Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year - Taharka Brothers Ice Cream Co.

Outstanding Student of the Year - Lindsay Bottos

 

Restaurant Tastings Provided By:

ClementineTapas AdelaPlatesBosphorus BistroPho Towson, Land of KushDessert FantasiesDiablo DoughnutsNina B Bartending and many more!


HOSTED BY:

Brandi Proctor of Baltimore's FOX 45 & Walter Maxfield Jones of the Sweet Spot


LIVE MUSIC BY:

Marc Avon Evans and VOR Music Group 


The gala will feature dynamic local artists, including live music, interactive artwork being created during the event, hors d'oeurvres, cash bar, and guided tours of current Maryland Historical Society exhibits as well as a silent auction and live auctioning of the completed interactive art pieces. 


All proceeds from the event will benefit I am O'Kah'!'s entrepreneurship and financial literacy program - Financial Rockstar Academy and the Kahdine Ann DaCosta Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership.


Attire: Creative Black Tie Preferred


Agenda:

7:00pm    VIP Reception and Awards Presentation

7:30pm    Restaurant Tasting | Silent Auction | Live Interactive Art | Exhibit Tours

9:45pm    Live Art Auction

10:00pm  Silent Auction Closes

10:15pm  Auction Check Out Opens

11:00pm  Closing Remarks

 

Silent Auction | Live Music | Live Art | Guided Exhibit Tours | Cash Bar


All Donations are tax-deductible | 50% of ticket price is tax deductible


Corporate Sponsors:

M & T Bank Logo                       


Media Sponsors:

                                      

                                                          


Baltimore Times Article"Scholarships, mentoring bloom from family tragedy"

http://baltimoretimes-online.com/news/2014/may/02/scholarships-mentoring-bloom-womans-tragedy/

 

AFRO Article "I Am O'Kah Teaches Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship"

http://afro.com/sections/news/baltimore/story.htm?storyid=82511


Have questions about I am O'Kah!'s 1st Annual Be AMAZING! Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction? Contact I Am O'Kah! Inc.

When & Where



Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

I Am O'Kah! Inc.

I Am O’Kah!, was founded in May 2011 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation.

The mission of I Am O’Kah! is to empower all youth to unlock their greatest potential: through mentorship, scholarships and programs that help them navigate through socio-economic barriers to success. Curriculum is developed to provide tangible life lessons, facilitated by trained mentors. We equip our youth to excel academically; explore self-reliance through learning entrepreneurship; earn, manage and invest money to achieve financial security and lead lives fueled by confidence in their vision and purpose. 

Learn more at: http://www.iamokah.org

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