Mark your calendars! The Alex Foundation’s Inaugural Dessert Before Dinner benefit is set for Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the historic Trapnall Hall.
There will be plenty of “bubbles and bonbons” to include wines, champagnes, non-alcoholic beverages and a wide variety of decadent delights for all. Come out support a great cause, sip champagne, eat “dessert before dinner” and listen to live music.
The music for the Event will feature Grammy and Emmy-nominated recording artist, speaker, author, and activist John Two-Hawks. Two-Hawks has spoken and performed at events around the world for decades. He has shared the keynote podium with U.S. Presidents, Senators, Hollywood celebrities and other dignitaries.
This fun-filled night is set aside to raise money to support the architecture and design summer camp at Fay Jones School of Architecture on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as well as Desha and Chicot counties in the Southeast Arkansas Delta led by the Alex Foundation.
The Fay Jones School of Architecture design camps is for aspiring 9th through 12th-grade students. The 7th-grade students may attend the Southeast Arkansas Delta camp.
At the event, guests will have the chance to view a display of original and repurposed architectural photographs that are used in the summer camps located in the Delta. The youth will have the opportunity to explore historic buildings and learn how they have become repurposed.
The Alex Foundation is a 501 C 3 nonprofit organization established in 2010 by Angela Courtney, in memory of her son, Alex. Alex majored in architecture to give youth some of the same opportunities in a summer learning experience that Alex enjoyed.
“Our mission is to engage, engender and enlighten students to become exposed to college, careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in architecture, design and the built environment,” founder Angela Courtney says.
The Foundation’s efforts collaborate through a multiple intelligence approach that includes cooperative learning, experiential learning, project-based learning, and multidisciplinary learning.
The Foundation was recently named the 2019 recipient of the “AIA Diversity Recognition Program” for their project: Architecture + Design Summer Camp by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, D.C. This prestigious award will recognize the dedication to Architecture the Foundation has worked hard to accomplish over the last nine years.
Tickets for “Dessert Before Dinner” are $35.00 for Saturday, June 15th. The Event will be from 5-7 PM located at Trapnall Hall,423 East Capitol Avenue, Little Rock. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite, by email: [email protected] or call 501-773-ALEX (2539)
Summer Camp Activities planned for 2019 include:
The camp at McGhee, Arkansas will give youth a chance to explore the old historic Missouri Pacific Railroad Train Depot. The Depot was built around 1910 and repurposed into the Japanese American Internment Museum on one side and a Railroad Museum on the opposite side.
The camp at the City of Lake Village will give youth the chance to explore the John Tushek Building. This historic building was built in 1906 by an Austro-Hungarian immigrant and now has been repurposed into Lake Village City Hall.
Southeast Arkansas Delta area camps will be at The City of McGehee. Those dates are July 15-July 19, 2019.
The Lake Village, Arkansas summer camp dates are July 22-July 26, 2019. The Fay Jones School of Architecture design summer camp dates are June 8-14, 2019 and July 8-12, 2019.
The Foundation will transport students to and from Fayetteville at no cost to the students, their parents, or the University.
The Alex Foundation appreciates all contributions to help support its camps. Donations can be submitted securely online at https://www.alex-foundation.org/donation.shtml.
For more information regarding the Alex Foundation, please visit: https://www.alex-foundation.org/