Claflin University Plans Kickoff for Visionary Leadership Gala Cause

Jun 23, 2014
Claflin University will hold a kickoff event for its 20th Anniversary Visionary Leadership Gala at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, in Ministers’ Hall on the campus of Claflin University.

The gala – set for 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia – will be held in honor of President Henry N. Tisdale and Mrs. Alice Carson Tisdale for their 20 years of dedicated service to Claflin University, as well as all employees who have given at least 20 years of service to the institution. Tickets are $200 per person, or $5,000 for alumni chapter or organization sponsorship tables of 10.

The kickoff celebration on Claflin’s campus will introduce the purpose of the gala, which is to raise $1 million in support of student scholarships and to establish an endowed chair in honor of the Tisdales. Several special presentations are also planned. The public is invited. Please RSVP by Monday, June 23, to Kayrine Rivers-Hampton at 803-535-5722 or

For more information or to purchase tickets or sponsorships for the Visionary Leadership Gala, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 803-535-5238 or 803-535-5376.

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