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Celebrity Wait Night to raise funds for UT’s Eberly Center for Women

The Eighth Annual Celebrity Wait Night to benefit the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Pinnacle in Maumee located at 1772 Indian Wood Circle.

The event will feature a dinner served by local celebrities, as well as a silent auction, scholarship recipient announcement and live entertainment. The University of Toledo President Sharon L. Gaber, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and other local luminaries will be among the celebrity wait staff on hand for part of the evening.

Notable silent auction items include a wine tasting at The Andersons, Detroit Tigers and Toledo Walleye tickets, Toledo Symphony tickets and weekend getaways.

Tickets are $60 each or $500 for a table of 10.  More than 400 guests are expected to attend. Proceeds support the Eberly Center’s Women’s Success Programming, which provides training and workshops to those hoping to go back to school, make a career change or better themselves. The center provides free resources and education on business etiquette, branding, resumé writing and more.

Dr. Shanda Gore, UT associate vice president for equity, diversity and community engagement, said the goal of the Women’s Success Programming is to teach people to be the best they can be.

Kate’s Closet, a boutique-style shop that provides free professional clothing to UT students, is another Eberly Center resource that will benefit from proceeds from this event.

“This has been a community of giving,” Gore said. “We really appreciate all the support from our students, faculty, staff and the community.”

RSVPs are requested by Monday, Feb. 1; call 419.530.8570.

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