Allison Ziefert of Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group at Keller Williams MidTown Direct in Maplewood is once again a proud Cum Laude sponsor of the 2019 Columbia High School Scholarship Fund (CHSSF) Annual Cocktail Party. The Red & Black Party, a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and live piano music, is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:30pm at The Maplewood Club in Maplewood, NJ. We hope to see you there!

The purpose of the Red & Black party is simple – to raise funds for scholarships. The event sponsors pay for the event which allows 100% of ticket sales to go to scholarships. During the evening, donors and scholarship recipients mingle and enjoy a relaxing night out. Guest speakers include former scholarship recipients who speak about their achievements and the president of CHSSF who provides an update on the fund. This past year approximately $164,000 was awarded to 130 graduating students and Columbia High School alumni. Since their beginning in 1923, the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund has awarded over $1.3 million dollars to several thousand students. The grants can be used for any kind of post-secondary education.

The CHSSF, governed by an independent board of community volunteers, was established in 1923 by Ida Grace Alexander, a teacher, and her family. It offers need-based financial assistance to graduates of Columbia High School for any post-secondary education, including trade/technical colleges and graduate school. The scholarship recipients, many of whom are first generation students attending college, and their families are so appreciative. The scholarship fund is a true testimony to community helping community. When the community and the scholarship alumni give back, it strengthens the Columbia High School community as well as the South Orange/Maplewood community.

If you would like to make a donation this year, just go to the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund website to make your donation. 100% of your donation will go directly to funding scholarships. Donations using Paypal, debit cards or major credit cards are accepted. You can also join the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund mailing list to keep abreast of all future events.


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