COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -One non-profit organization is taking steps to make a difference in Columbus through a fundraising gala.
The 22nd Annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner and Black-Tie Charity Gala was Saturday, October 13, hosted by News Leaders own Cheryl Renee.
Susan Cooper, president of the Urban League of Greater Columbus, says it’s their largest annual fundraiser for the benefit of employment, education, and other assistance and services for the disadvantaged and under-served in the Columbus community.
“We’re raising money so that we can empower our entire community and also bridge the gap to economic success and break cycles to poverty,” says Susan Cooper.
This year’s event focused on bridging the gap to Economic Success, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access for all. They say it’s all about reaching into the community to make a difference with the support of governing officials.
Joshua Peltier who attended the event says, “The urban league has been doing this for over twenty years now. They’ve been raising money to support all of their funding. Been helping out with housing. Helping young people with education. This is one of the most pivotal events that has an impact on today’s community.”
“They love supporting an organization like this. An organization that does the work and actually impacts and empower the community."
They say support from those in attendance brings the Greater Columbus Urban League much closer to a better future for those in the Fountain City.