ANNUAL CHAPTER EVENTS
ANNUAL ELEGANCE IN
BLACK & WHITE GALA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018
The Richmond Chapter of the Continental Societies Inc. honored Mayor Levar M. Stoney with its “Champion for Children” Award at the group’s 43rd Annual Elegance in Black & White gala on Dec. 21.
The mayor was one of three honorees at the event.
The 33-member chapter, led by Nkechi George-Winkler, also presented “Champion for Children” awards to Henrico County-based Genworth Financial, which contributes to child-serving nonprofits, and to Necole Parker Green, a Virginia Union University graduate who is the founder and chief executive officer of The Elocen Group in Bowie, Md., and raises money for scholarships and other student supports through her company’s foundation.
Congresswoman-elect Abigail Spanberger of Henrico County offered greetings at the event before she heads to Washington to be sworn in early next year to represent Virginia’s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Other speakers included Jordan Woods, an Old Dominion University freshman representing students who have received Helen W.P. Wallace scholarships from the chapter, and Makaia Ransom, a spoken word artist and George Wythe High School student who was among 11 students sponsored by the chapter in the annual NAACP ACT-SO competition.
The $100-a-person gala, which featured the music of the Katz Band, is the chapter’s main fundraiser.
The chapter has long provided winter coats for needy schoolchildren. It also delivers Easter baskets to hospitalized children, helps pay for inner-city children to attend Richmond summer camps and provides about $10,000 annual in college scholarships.
Founder’s Day Program
Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant
Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church
ANNUAL COLLEGE CONNECTION TOUR
The Richmond Chapter's Annual Retreat to plan programs for children.
RICHMOND CONTINENTALS IN THE NEWS
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The Richmond Chapter sponsors every Spring a college connection tour where we take high school students to visit Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This is an opportunity for the students to learn about the reach history of the schools, tour the campus and dormitority and get a "real" college expreience.
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ IN
The Richmond Chapter members participate yearly in our Mid-Atlantic Regional Initiative in which we read to students in Elementary School the first week in February books from African American Authors. The Richmond Chapter also donates books to the schools that they read to each year. The Richmond Chapter has donated over 1,000 books to Richmond Public Schools.