The 2019 Power of One Fundraiser

Power of One Fundraiser at Byron’s Southend

Power of One Fundraiser at Byron’s Southend

On March 28th Project One hosted our annual fundraising event, the Power of One. Nearly 200 community supporters came together for an evening of celebration and inspiration featuring keynote speaker, Coach Levelle Moton of NC Central University. Moton shared his personal challenges and lessons learned while growing up in public housing and being raised by his single mom. He stressed the importance and urgency of the work Project One is doing and encouraged the audience to get involved. 

Project One scholar, Jon Baldwin, graduated debt-free from Wingate University in December 2018 and talked about how the program impacted him. “I am deeply grateful for Project One and the financial support I received through school,” Jon stated, “and also the peace of mind that came with it.” Jon shared that he plans to continue his education and will pursue a master’s degree at Pfeiffer University. 

This year’s event raised over $100,000 to provide scholarships and personalized support to more resilient students like Jon as they journey through college. Project One is immensely grateful for our table captains, guests, volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Wells Fargo and McGuireWoods, for investing their time and resources to make this event a great success. Together, we are creating paths to economic prosperity and breaking generational cycles of poverty – one scholar and one family at a time. 

If you would like to invest in a Project One scholar, please click here to make your gift today.

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