Hosted by CA-Assemblyman ISADORE HALL III, featuring The SEVILLES
Carson, CA – Mayor Jim Dear and the City of Carson played host to the Compton Education Foundation’s “Masquerade Ball 2010”. CA Assemblyman Isadore Hall III was the master of ceremonies for the immensely successful evening. The crowd was a virtual Who’s Who of state and local politicians and educators. The guests included Mayor Jim Dear, Councilman Mike Gipson (Carson), Dr. Willie O. Jones (Councilman-Compton), Councilwoman Lillie Dobson (Compton), Dr. Helen Abernathy King (Commissioner-City of Carson), Lorraine Cervantes (Compton Community College Board of Trustees Member), Marjorie Shipp (Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees Member) and of course, Karen Frison (Acting Superintendent-Compton Unified School District). There were also representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Laura Richardson and Dr. Mildred Garcia (President- Cal State University Dominguez Hills) who walked down the red carpet.
This year the Compton Education Foundation honored Mrs. Blondell Filer, wife of Maxcy D. Filer and mother of Judge Kelvin Filer, for her contributions to arts education in Compton Unified School District. She also received honors from, Congresswoman Laura Richardson, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Assemblyman Isadore Hall III and the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper. CEF also honored Mr. Jaffe Dickerson, Esq. for his exemplary service to the Foundation. And as a special surprise, the CEF paid tribute to the host, Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, for his continued and consistent support of the foundation and its mission.
The fundraising event boasted a host of supporters and well wishers who believe in its mission. The sponsors included the Kidney Care Institute, Wells Fargo, Mr. & Mrs. Amidnamin, Celebrity Helicopters & Aero Squad, City Pride Magazine, Mr. Lou Johnson, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, St. Timothy’s Church, Law Offices of Orbach, Huff & Suarez, and Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer. Although the Compton Education Foundation in its present form was established in 2003, Judge Kelvin D. Filer was the attorney who drew up the first Article of Incorporation for the foundation in 1983. He said that he was very happy with the direction the foundation was going in and wholeheartedly supported it. Assemblymember Hall aptly summed up the thoughts of all the attendees by saying that “I am happy to contribute and to hopefully change lives of people in Compton!”
The black-tie event accommodated over 200 guests and featured live performances by The Sevilles, who gave a fabulous performance and had the crowd storming the dance floor and pleading for more. “This festive evening of masks, elegance and celebration was a night to remember and one that definitely will be repeated next year” says Lanette White, Compton Education Foundation Board Chairperson!
-The Compton Unified School District Education Foundation (a.k.a. Compton Education Foundation) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2003 to raise funds for all 39 Compton public schools serving approximately 28,000 students. CEF supports learning opportunities for youth in Compton through educational enhancements that strengthen local creativity, wellness, and academic excellence. CEF envisions Compton as a cultural Mecca and supports programs and services in three core areas: visual and performing arts, athletics and wellness, and advanced learning. Efforts of the CEF help achieve a broader mandate for educational access, equity, and excellence.