“Remove Roadblocks and Building Learning Opportunities”
With a toast to the attendees the Cultural Diversity Foundation celebrated their 16th Annual “Education Scholarship”. Held at Paris Las Vegas the evening included over 110 domestic and imported wine samplings, a raffle, a live and silent auction and most importantly recognition for this years scholarship recipients.
Joni Flowers, Director of the Cultural Diversity Foundation hosted the evening program along with colleague and friend, James McCoy, College of Southern Nevada Department Chair.
Live jazz for the evening featuring the Woody Woods Quartet set the mood for the evening and Paris Chef Sherman demonstrated his culinary skills with a live cooking presentation of salmon filet, porcini mushroom butter with champagne buerre blanc and risotto cakes. Sushi Trends also provided a 6 foot sushi boat for sampling.
The wine tasting gala is the foundations major event of the year raising money for scholarships and education programs for deserving students. Six college students received scholarships ranging from $1500 – $2500 from the foundation based on need, merit and an essay submission.
This year’s scholarship recipients included Gabrielle Boyadjian, Ricardo Cornejo, Cristal James, Maryknoll Palisoc, Souraya Pinkston and Steven Washington.