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Chicago State University Foundation “still in the business of transforming lives” after 20 years
The Whispers to headline scholarship fundraiser on September 19
As it has for the past 20 years, the Annual “Friends of CSU Award and Scholarship Fundraiser” is the CSU Foundation’s major fundraising event with proceeds providing scholarships, technology enhancements and general support for Chicago State University. Approximately 6,200 students attend Chicago State University, with 95% of these students receiving some form of financial aid.
“The CSU Foundation has been transforming the lives of CSU students by financially supporting their educational dreams and allowing them to attain the tools for life long success,” said Maurice Grant, chair of the CSU Foundation Board. “As we contemplate this milestone anniversary we remain focused on helping even more CSU students attain their educational goals.”
“I am keenly aware of the opportunities that an education affords in attaining career
success,” said Evans who rose through the ranks at Peoples Gas to become president after starting out as a summer engineering intern. “The CSU Foundation is helping young people succeed and I’m honored that they’ve chosen to recognize me as part of their 20th anniversary.”
Sponsors for CSUF’s 20th anniversary include Peoples Gas, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, PNC Bank, Grant Schumann LLC, Macy’s UPS, Chicagoland Regional College Program (CRCP) and Seaway Bank and Trust Company. Tickets for the event begin at $350 and special sponsorship packages are available by contacting the CSU Foundation at 773.995.3839. Visit the CSU website for details. http://www.csu.edu/
About the Chicago State University Foundation
The Chicago State University Foundation was chartered in 1967 and incorporated in 1968 as an independent, charitable organization with the sole purpose of soliciting, receiving, and administering private gifts to the Chicago State University. The CSU Foundation is committed to “helping one student at a time” by raising funds to support CSU students and programs.
About the Whispers
The Whispers began their legendary career in 1963, producing a string of hits over the next two decades and emerging as the leading romantic singers of their generation. They are arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of any generation and in the new millennium the group still performs around the world to thousands of loyal fans. The group has not made any personnel changes and still consists of Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell, and Leaveil Degree.