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Press Release: 2nd Annual International Fashion Showcase and Scholarship Celebration

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MEDIA ADVISORY

The 2nd Annual International Fashion Showcase and Scholarship Celebration

-Hosted by Dream Maker Foundation & Celebrity Friends-

Essex County College Mary Burch Theatre, Newark, NJ, on Fri, June 26, 2009 

(Newark, NJ) – May 27, 2009, Dream Maker Foundation (DMF) proudly announced the date for their 2nd Annual International Fashion Showcase and Scholarship Celebration. The event will be held on June 26, 2009, 7 p.m., at the Essex County Mary Burch Theatre, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ. Tickets are $30.00 for general admission and $ 75.00 VIP, including wine & refreshments. 

Highlights of this year’s gala include the scholarship presentations to students from Newark, NJ and Liberia, West Africa, classic fashions, a scenic atmosphere, Celebrity guests, and special appearances by Miss Latina NJ and Miss Liberia USA.  

An avid supporter of educational programs, Newark Municipal City Councilman and Essex County Freeholder- At- large Donald M. Payne Jr., issued the following statement, “Events like these are about more than entertainment, they encourage hard work and academic excellence.”       

 “As a native of Liberia, I have single handedly faced many challenges and obstacles. It is my mission to position DMF as a platform to effect global and local change at a grassroots level, stated Michael Gray, Founder of the Dream Maker Foundation. This year’s event promises to build upon the success of last year’s with ambiance, fine dining, celebrity guests, dignitaries, celebrity performances, and scholarship presentations,” Gray added.

 WHAT:      2nd Annual International Fashion Showcase and Scholarship Celebration. Proceeds benefiting   disadvantaged students in Newark, NJ and Liberia, West Africa. 

WHO:         Dream Maker Foundation (DMF), Inc in collaboration with Newark Municipal City Councilman and Essex County Freeholder Donald M. Payne Jr.  

WHEN:     Friday, June 26th, 2009. Doors open: 7pm. Show begins at 8 pm.

 WHERE:   Essex County College Mary Burch Theatre, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102

 CONTACT:    Information and tickets contact Michael Gray, Founder at 877.533.6363 or dreammakerfoundation@yahoo.com. Media Requests contact Tafia L. Allah-Pringle, Publicist at media@tlapr.com.  

DREAM MAKER FOUNDATION (DMF)
Founded by Michael Gray, MBA and current Doctorate student, DMF is a philanthropic organization established in 2006. The mission is to increase educational access, promote entrepreneurship, and provide economic assistance by way of scholarships to students and micro-lending to small businesses in impoverished and underdeveloped regions locally and globally. As a native of Liberian, Michael Gray witnessed the devastating effects of inadequate education and poor economic infrastructures, first-hand. As such, he has an unwavering commitment to support and encourage the poor and marginalized within local and foreign communities.  To learn more info about Dream Maker Foundation visit http://www.dreamakerfoundation.org.   

DMF web-links include:

(1) www.ifashionnetwork.com/blog/?p=1616

(2) www.blackgivesback.blogspot.com/2008/12/event-dream-maker-foundation.html     

(3) www.meetthefamous.com/photos-ideos/details.php?story=3692.

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