Sistrunk Historical Organization

Rev. Hughes, Israel Charles Magnet Coordinator (Dillard High School) and Vice Mayor Williams

Sistrunk Historical Organization

Honoring Our Past…. Embracing Our Future

The Sistrunk Historical Organization, a cultural organization that celebrates the accomplishments of people of African descent, is proud to announce its 15th Annual Scholarship Gala and Fundraiser, which provides two years of financial support to two, college-bound students from Broward County public schools each year. The highly anticipated scholarship gala, a combination fund-raiser dinner, entertainment, and dancing event, raises funds for the Sistrunk Scholarship program. The event also recognizes leaders of the community who make a positive difference. Every year, attendees have fun supporting students of Broward County and dress according to a fun-filled, theme-based event.

This year’s theme is Harlem Nights, and attendees are encouraged to wear attire to depict the Harlem Nights era—black suits and smooth hats for the fellas and feather headpieces, long string pearls, tassel dresses, and boas for the ladies. Supporters should be ready to finger-pop to the jazzy sounds of Deep Fried Funk band as they salute the future of two college scholarship recipients.

This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Urban League of Broward County Empowerment Center, located at 560 NW 27th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The gala’s $75 ticket price includes a buffet dinner and open bar, entertainment, and recognition program.

Honorees at this year’s gala are Reverend Dr. Derrick J. Hughes, Pastor (First Baptist Church Piney Grove, Inc.), Israel Charles, Magnet Coordinator (Dillard High School 6-12), Mount Olive Development Corporation (MODCO), Karen Smith, and Vice Mayor Beverly Williams (City of Lauderdale Lakes).

Those unable to attend the gala may still contribute to the scholarship program by emailing Sponsorship opportunities for the scholarship gala and dinner are available at the following levels: $5,000, $3,500 and $1,000. Sponsorship and Commemorative Souvenir booklet ads can also be purchased by visiting

Sistrunk Historical Organization hopes to raise money to give two; additional scholarships to Broward County students each year.

The Sistrunk Scholarship program works in partnership with the Broward Education Foundation.


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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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