On April 18, nearly 200 impeccably-dressed young professionals danced the night away at the University Club as part of Boys & Girls Clubs’ second annual Prom. Guests relished the opportunity to spend a night out with friends in their finest attire while supporting girls’ programming at the Clubs. Our President and CEO Vincent Lyles made an appearance as well, taking a moment to thank the attendees for their commitment to helping Club members receive life-changing opportunities.
Guests were encouraged to donate items of professional clothing for Boys & Girls Clubs teens to wear when they interview for their first jobs and ultimately enter the workforce. Our Prom guests delivered over 100 new and gently used pieces of clothing. The Prom also raised nearly $15,000 in support of programs that help female Club members like Alethia Tilford work toward successful futures. Alethia is our Club Youth of the Year and a recent semifinalist for the 2015 Presidential Scholars award.
The evening wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of our kind sponsors: Associated Bank, Baird, Graef, Gruber Law Offices, Hays, King Financial Group, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee Brewing Company, Milwaukee Pedal Tavern, O’Neil Cannon Hollman DeJong & Laing, SURG Restaurant Group and The Paranet Group. Of course, thank you to all of our guests who donated clothing, as well as the University Club of Milwaukee for making The Prom a success!
Head over to our Facebook page to see photos from the event!