The Woman of Color Cultural Foundation hosted their 16th annual Ebony & Ivory Gala honoring local women, last weekend at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. The Limitless youth band, comprised of high school students played jazzy tunes for the audience, as the crowd celebrated an evening of elegance filled with dining, dancing, awards and fun! Two of the benefactors from the proceeds of the annual Ebony and Ivory Gala were Miss Universal Teen 2016 and young violinist, Kaylin Peavie, who played an outstanding salute to the honorees and is the recipient of a $2,000 Scholarship to the college of her choice. Miss Sapphire Lockett the 2016 Tween USA recipient of a $500 education award was also extended a heartfelt welcome from the audience. Other awardees included, Health and Safety Honorees: Charzetta H. James, PharmD and Alberto N. Jones, DVM-EH; Education Honorees: Dr. Nathaniel Glover and Marcus Angelo Young; Economic Development Honorees: Ju’Coby Pittman and Sylvia Walker; Distinguished Couple of the Year Award Honorees: Pastor Anthony L. Willis, Sr. and Dr. Patricia S. Willis.
The Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc. non-profit organization exists to serve the needs of people of color. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc. is the organization of assistance towards egalitarianism for people of color in health, education and economic development. WOCC fosters social equality in health, education and economic development by bringing communities together to serve the common good for all people to have access to high quality healthcare and education, and the ability to become economically self-sufficient.