JCU art gala to benefit refugee foundation
On Nov. 10, 7–10 p.m., John Carroll University's (JCU) Student Union will host its first-ever art gala and silent auction in a collaborative effort to raise money for US Together, a refugee foundation with an office in Cleveland Heights.
The gala, which has as its theme “Art has no language barrier,” will showcase student and faculty talent while bringing together communities throughout JCU and University Heights. The art will be auctioned off and all proceeds will go to US Together.
There will also be raffle baskets, free food and drinks, and music. In addition, clients of US Together will be selling their handmade jewelry at the gala, to support their own business.
While admission is free, donations at the door will be appreciated. Starting bids for the art pieces will range from $25 to $50. Raffle winners and high bidders can leave their contact information; they do not have to be present to win.
The event will take place in JCU’s Dolan Atrium. Everyone is invited to attend, to show support for the Heights community and for refugees. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexis Bifro is a senior at John Carroll University and an event coordinator on its student union. She is lead advisor for the student-run committee that has started putting together a new charity fundraiser on campus.