to attend the UMMA gala
Carnival to End Poverty
#1 See Zeshan B LIVE
#2 Laugh all night with Comic Jeremy Mclellan
#4 Hear GED graduates' success stories!
#3 Help our revolutionary Portal to End Poverty go LIVE! Don't miss out!
WHAT IS A "CARNIVAL" GALA?
Come one, come all! Join us for UMMA's 13th Annual Fundraising Gala as we come together to learn about UMMA’s best year yet, and our plans for the future of our community! This exciting Carnival-style event will include games, a raffle with curated prizes, and a gigantically fun live auction, and more diversion than any gala has ever had ever before! Get a front row seat as UMMA launches a totally new, never-before-seen, gateway to empowerment through education! (Elephants and tigers leaping through rings of fire not included).
Zeshan B LIVE in Concert
at the UMMA gala
Get your tickets, because in just 3 weeks at the UMMA Gala, we will enjoy the incredible musical talents of Zeshan B who has performed for 44th President Barack Obama himself and was recently seen on the Stephen Colbert show!
COMEDIAN JEREMY McCLELLAN MCs & PERFORMS AT THE GALA!
How about a night of laughter and carnival, MC'd by "Charleston's #1 Comic" Jeremy McLellan, whose humor and insight have delighted audiences around the world! Jeremy holds no punches and will have you laughing all night!
HEAR OUR STUDENTS' & GRADUATES' SUCCESS STORIES
What's more uplifting than hearing how your support is changing lives? Hear from the students who have taken the challenge of getting their GEDs, CareerLink certificates, and getting into living wage jobs! (Pictured, Brandi - GED graduate and obstacle-overcomer!)
LIVE LAUNCH OF UMMA's
PORTAL TO END POVERTY
More than 1 in 10 Illinoisans live in poverty. 1 in 5 Illinois children go to bed hungry at night. That's why we're so excited that at our Gala, the revolutionary "Portal to End Poverty" will go live, in UMMA's digital transformation.