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Revised tea event to benefit UNCF, LeMoyne-Owen College

Leading women in the faith-based and organization communities are joining forces to host a “High Tea” fundraiser on Saturday (June 1) to benefit the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and LeMoyne-Owen College.

The Leading Ladies High Tea will begin at noon at BRIDGES at 477 North Fifth St.

The hostesses are Yvonne B. Acey, associate director of the Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival; Angela Ellis, first lady of Impact Baptist Church & Ministries, and Dr. Patricia R. Lewis, first lady of Rehoboth Church of God in Christ.

Tea Committee Chair the Rev. Stoney Butler Jr. said the annual tea was last held in 2015. It was called the First Ladies High Tea, bringing together the first ladies of various churches to encourage support for LeMoyne-Owen.

The tea was resurrected this year with a new name, which reflects the goal to bring together not only the leading women of church congregations but also leading women in other organizations.

The UNCF funds scholarships for African-American students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

(For more information, contact Rev. Butler at 901-834-4166 or butler.stoney@gmail.com.)

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