Special to the Guide
The New Chesapeake Men for Progress Education Foundation, Inc., is sponsoring its 6th Annual Black-Tie Scholarship Gala Saturday November 18, 2023, at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Chesapeake. The Gala is one of Hampton Roads premier social events and features a VIP Reception, dinner, award presentation, and raffle. More than 460 individuals attended the Gala in 2022, and organizers expect a sell-out for this year’s Gala.
Jean Carideo will be awarded the Dr. James Jackson Community Service Award. She was a pioneer along with the late Judge, Edward P. Grissom and former mayor. Dr. William E. Ward, who led the effort that established the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterway History Museum. She is a lover of history and serves as president of the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterway History Foundation and a board member of the Cornland School Foundation. She has an unabating interest in history and considers herself fortunate to live in a City with so much history … both known and unknown.
Dr. Stephanie D. B. Johnson will also be awarded the Dr. James Jackson Community Service Award for her exceptional achievement and leadership in education. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Elizabeth City State University, awarded the Governor’s Achievement Award four straight years for academic achievement and the National Blue-Ribbon Award, which is given to only two schools in the state each ye
Special Recognition will be observed for Chesapeake Police Officer, Albert White, the first respondent to the mass shooting at the Walmart Supercenter November, 22, 2023.
There are only a few tickets available for this event, and they can be purchased on the Foundation’s website: thencmpeduf.org on the donation button. Individual tickets are $70, and sponsorships are available by calling (757) 650-0174.