The 2nd Annual George Washington Carver Dinner
The 2nd Annual George Washington Carver Dinner will take place at the Des Moines Area Community College's Iowa Culinary Institute in Ankeny, Iowa, on Sept. 21, 2017. The celebration begins with an hour-long reception at 5:30 pm.
The Carver Dinner is the major annual fundraising event for the George Washington Carver Birthplace Association (CBA), the 501 (c)3 Cooperating Association to the National Park Service at Carver National Monument. The inaugural Carver Dinner was held on September 20, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis; the event included the presentation of several awards to K-12 & Undergraduate students, and notably the conferral of the Carver Distinguished Service & Innovation Award to the Hon. Thomas J. Vilsack, 30th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture & 40th Governor of Iowa, and Dr. Luther S. Williams, noted educator, scientist & administrator.
Proceeds from The Carver Dinner will support signature CBA programs, in particular the renovation of the 1872 Colored School attended by a young George & the continued development of an accompanying distance-education enabled interpretative center.
Tickets for this year's event may be purchased at https://2017carverdinner.eventbrite.com or by writing CBA at the address below. Individual tickets to the dinner cost $125, with tables of eight being offered for $800. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.