The Twin Torch Foundation, which serves the underrepresented population of the Quad-Cities will co-host this year’s Black and Gold Scholarship Ball with the Mu Chi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Stewart Carter, president of the Twin Torch Foundation, said in a news release that the purpose of the gala was to raise scholarships for minority graduating high school seniors who live in the Quad-Cities and who plan to attend a college, university or trade school in the fall.
The theme of this year’s gala is “Building a Foundation for the Future.”
Stewart added that the Twin Torch Foundation endeavored to empower communities through education, advocacy and service to enhance the quality of life for community members.
The Mu Chi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was formed in 1977 and is celebrating its 45th year. Alpha Phi Alpha was founded in 1906 at Cornell University. Its mission is to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence. The aims of the fraternity are “manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind.”