Dream On Foundation fundraiser set for Sept. 12

The Dream On Foundation will host its second annual fundraising event on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Jake’s Speakeasy in the lower level of Pizzazz On The Circle, 20680 N. Park Blvd. in University Heights.

Established in 2008 by South Euclid social worker Mim Conway, the Dream On Foundation began with initial donations earmarked for "adopting" 25 first-grade students at Hannah Gibbons-Nottingham Elementary School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (now known as the Dream On Kids).

The foundation extends opportunities to the Dream On Kids that they would not otherwise have. Dream On provides programming, such as tutoring, summer camp, music, band, dancing and fine arts, as well as support for supplies, uniforms and transportation to a charter school.

Dream On Kids who graduate from high school in 2020 will receive scholarships for post-secondary education.

The fundraiser features wine, beer and food. Tickets are $40 and available at the door. Attire is casual. To reserve tickets, e-mail mimconway@dreamonkids.com. For more information about the organization, visit www.dreamonkids.com.

Mary Patton

Mary Patton, a University Heights resident, is assisting with publicity for the Dream On Foundation.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 10:19 AM, 08.30.2013