spelman, cassie davis, stephen bishop

Cassi Davis and Stephen Bishop to co-host fundraiser for Metro Atlanta students

*(Atlanta)  The Atlanta Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) will celebrate more than a century of service to the community with their annual scholarship brunch on October 10, 2015 at the Marriott Atlanta Airport Hotel.

“House of Payne” actress Cassi Davis (C’2009) returns as brunch co-host and will be joined by actor Stephen Bishop, star of BET’s hit drama “Being Mary Jane,”

The brunch theme this year is Rejoicing in Our Past, Present and Future: 101 Years of Spelman Legacy.” The fundraising event highlights the achievements of Spelman alumnae and the local chapter while establishing an endowment for the college’s Metro Atlanta students.

The following alumnae will be honored at the scholarship brunch for demonstrating excellence and leadership in their respective industries:

  • Brucetta Williams C’1988, Vice President, 360 Consumer Marketing & Brand Strategy at Black Entertainment Television -Trail Blazer Award
  • Stacey Y. Abrams C’1995, House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District- Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Omelika Kuumba, C’1981, Founder / Artistic Director of   award-winning, group African Dance group Giwayen Mata, Instructor of African Dance Forms in the Department of Drama and Dance at Spelman College,  -Community Service Award

“The NAASC Atlanta Chapter has been a champion of serving the community since its inception in 1914,” says Pamela Cooper, NAASC Atlanta Chapter President. “This passion for service is the foundation of our legacy and the motivation for our alumnae to excel in their chosen careers so that they too can give back.

The scholarship brunch not only allows us to honor those who give back and the pioneers who came before us, but it gives us the opportunity to sow into our future and inspire the many women who will one day take their place among Spelman’s esteemed graduates.”

Tickets are available for purchase at atlantanaasc.org, where information on donations, advertising and sponsorship can also be found.

About the NAASC  – Atlanta Chapter

The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC)-Atlanta Chapter is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization for Spelman College alumnae who live in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

The NAASC supports Spelman College, a historically black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, partnership building, community service, and recognition of Spelman women. The Alumnae Association began May 19, 1892 and NAASC was incorporated in 1976.

In 1914, the Atlanta chapter became the first organized chapter in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta chapter seeks to reach the more than 5,000 alumnae who live in the Atlanta area through networking opportunities, community and social events and membership meetings. http://www.atlantanaasc.org/




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