Valerie Jarrett Honored At League of Black Women's Ball
by sandy, Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 06:15:14 PM EST
The League of Black Women invites supporters of President-elect Barack Obama to celebrate his historic election and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at Chicago's premier pre-inaugural dinner/dance, The People's Ball.
The Honorable Richard M. Daley is the Honorary Chair of the celebration, which will include a special tribute to Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President-elect Obama and CEO of the Habitat Company. Highly accomplished in her own right, she also comes from a long line of accomplished African-Americans; the first to graduate from MIT, the first to head the Chicago Housing Authority, and her father was the first black resident at St. Luke's Hospital. She is also the niece of Vernon Jordan. She will be honored for her leadership as an outstanding African-American woman in Chicago's business and philanthropic communities.
Sandra Finley, National President of the League of Black Women, an organization founded in the 1970s to empower African American women through education, research and the promotion of joyful living, is the creator of The Peoples Ball, which is anticipated to attract Obama supporters from the entire Midwest region.
"You've helped, hoped and won and this is your time to shine," Finley says. "Spark the inaugural spirit right here in Chicago and send it all the way to Washington, D.C.
Proceeds from The Peoples Ball will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Attendees are asked to donate a non-perishable food item or make a contribution.
To purchase tickets, go to www.shop.leagueofblackwomen.org. To learn more about the League of Black Women, visit www.leagueofblackwomen.org.