Attend The Darin C. Banks Foundation's Gala & Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday October 16, 2010 at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit

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Hosted by Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, The Darin C. Banks Foundation (DCBF) will host its 2nd Annual Gala & Scholarship Fundraiser, "Celebration of Talented Youth," on Saturday October 16, 2010 at 7pm, at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit Michigan. The proceeds will benefit DCBF’s Scholarship Fund.

After an uplifting evening last year, I am looking forward to seeing the student performers and bidding on the fabulous auction items. - Ajaye Pope, DCBF Treasurer

Hosted by Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, The Darin C. Banks Foundation (DCBF) will host its 2nd Annual Gala & Scholarship Fundraiser, "Celebration of Talented Youth," on Saturday October 16, 2010 at 7pm, at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit Michigan. The proceeds will benefit DCBF’s Scholarship Fund.

The Darin C. Banks Foundation honors the life and legacy of a man whose generous spirit was an inspiration to all whom he encountered. A native of Detroit’s east side, Darin C. Banks was also an academic scholarship recipient and working student in his youth. After graduating from Cass Technical High School in 1987, he graduated from Michigan State University and Wayne State University with degrees in business.

Darin contributed his time and money to a number of charities aimed at improving literacy, providing job training programs, and awarding college scholarships. In addition, Darin mentored students, new college graduates, and employees by encouraging them to pursue their educational goals, and by providing them with advice to navigate their careers.

Formed shortly after the passing of Mr. Banks in 2009, The Darin C. Banks Foundation enjoyed a very successful first year. DCBF’s website received over 6,000 hits in 2009. DCBF held its first scholarship competition and awarded $3,000 in scholarships to three deserving students. Additionally, the Foundation in partnership with Mentoring.org, celebrated National Mentoring Month in January 2009 through its e-mentoring and face-to-face mentoring efforts.

The 2nd Annual Gala & Scholarship Fundraiser, “Celebration of Talented Youth,” precedes the 2010-2011 DCBF’s Annual Collegiate Scholarship Competition, which kicks off Nov 1, 2010. Tickets to “Celebration of Talented Youth” are $75, and can be purchased online at http://www.dcbfoundation.org, or mail payment to DCBF, P.O. Box 3726, Union, NJ 07083. In addition to live entertainment, food and drinks, DCBF will hold a silent auction featuring celebrity memorabilia. Online bidding is also available. For more information, contact DCBF at (313) 605-0057, dcbfoundation@peoplepc.com and http://www.dcbfoundation.org.

About The Darin C. Banks Foundation: In loving memory and to continue his legacy of service to others, Michelle D. Banks, wife of Darin C. Banks, established The Darin C. Banks Foundation (DCBF). DCBF seeks to afford college bound students with educational opportunities by awarding college scholarships. In addition, the Foundation coordinates mentoring programs designed to encourage students to explore potential career paths, build character, and promote volunteer service. To find out more about us, please visit http://www.dcbfoundation.org or contact DCBF at (313) 605-0057.

Press Release prepared by The Darin C. Banks Foundation
Contact for inquiries:
The Darin C. Banks Foundation
(313) 605-0057
dcbfoundation(at)peoplepc(dot)com
http://www.dcbfoundation.org
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Twitter: @DCBFoundation

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