by Audra Joseph | Photographs by Bridgett Kay Photography
The Omni William Penn Hotel held more than 350 attendees for the Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s 2012 Presentation Ball, entitled “Our Journey: Creating Our Legacy.” The event placed a spotlight on eight local, uniquely driven African-American high school juniors and seniors for their achievements in the classroom, on the playing field, and in their own communities. Highlights of the night included the $25,000 netted for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and the more than $13,000 raised to benefit the Jack and Jill Foundation. “The 15th Biennial Presentation Ball was a successful conclusion of a year-long intensive commitment by the presentees of educational and personal excellence, as well as public service,” says chapter President Carlotta Burgess. “The members proudly celebrated the presentees, while focusing on philanthropic giving, which can benefit all youth as our founders intended.”
This event is featured in the February 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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