Fundraising Gala for UWI Scholarships carded for February 22 in NYC

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Fundraising Gala for UWI Scholarships carded for February 22 in NYCFor Release Upon Receipt – January 12, 2018UWIThe  American Foundation for The University of West Indies (AFUWI) is set to host its signature Annual Awards Gala on Thursday 22 February, 2018. The black tie event which takes place at The Pierre hotel in New York City seeks to bring together alumni and partners of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) to raise funds for scholarships, while recognising the achievements of notable individuals from the US and Caribbean. This year’s awardees are as follows:Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Business Leadership – Patrick Hylton, CD, President and Chief Group Officer, National Commercial Bank, Jamaica Ltd. Vice-Chancellor’s Achievement Award – Angela Yee, Host, The Breakfast Club Pinnacle Literary Award/The Pelican Award (UWI Alumni) – Marlon James, Professor and Author Woman in Business Excellence Award – June Ambrose, Designer and Celebrity Stylist Caribbean Luminary Award – Yvette Noel-Schure, Founder and Executive Vice President, Schure Media Group In Memoriam – The Late Lowell Hawthorne, CD, Former President and CEO, Golden Crust Caribbean Bakery and Grill and Former Chairman, AFUWI Board of Directors. Now in its 21st year, the Gala traditionally provides an average of 50 scholarships annually for students across The UWI’s four campuses. It continues to attract the support and attention of a diverse range of American and Caribbean entities and organisations as well as influential persons who have graciously served on the Honorary Committee. The Gala begins with a reception at 6:00 pm, followed by the dinner programme and a dessert party from 7:00 pm and an after party at 9:30 pm hosted by Gala Chair, Doug E Fresh and Honuoree, Angela Yee. Individual tickets start at $500 USD and must be reserved by/before February 18, 2018.  To reserve or purchase tickets, and for further information, please call 1-212-759-9345 or visit http://www. …

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