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Win a 55-Inch TV!
Join Our Evening Dinner for a Chance to Take Home This Incredible Prize!


Be Part of Empowering Change

Empower Your Community and Minority/Women-Owned Businesses at Our Unforgettable Fundraiser!

Friends at Lunch

Empowering Dreams, One Dinner at a Time

We are thrilled that you've clicked on our social media ad, as it means you're interested in making a difference and empowering minority/women-owned businesses in the City of Columbia and Mid-Missouri. By purchasing a ticket or table for our Evening Dinner, you are directly supporting our mission to create and nurture opportunities that further economic development in support of Minority/Women Business enterprises in the City of Columbia and Mid-Missouri.

Evening Dinner Highlights:

As the evening unfolds, you'll connect with like-minded individuals, network with our foundation's board members, and become part of a community committed to empowering entrepreneurs.

Jazz Club

Live Music

Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of talented musicians as they create the perfect ambiance for an unforgettable night.


James A Whitt Documentary Premiere

Be among the first to witness the captivating story of James A Whitt, a visionary entrepreneur who paved the way for future generations.

Chicken Wings and Drumsticks

BBQ Dinner

Savor a delectable BBQ feast, crafted to delight your taste buds and complement the evening's festivities.

Flatscreen Home TV

55-Inch TV Raffle

Join us for a chance to win an incredible 55-Inch TV! Your attendance puts you in the running for this exclusive prize.


Your Impact: Transforming Communities

Through the generous support of individuals like you, we have been able to provide over $105,000 in SEED Grants to 56+ minority/women enterprises since 2018. The impact of these grants and workshops has been profound, nurturing economic growth, job creation, and empowering local entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.


Dr. Christine Woods

CEO | Crowned Counseling

2021 SEED Grant Recipient 

Reserve Your Seat for Our Inaugural Fundraising Dinner!

Register Deadline August 10, 2023

Delight in a mouth-watering BBQ feast, be captivated by lively entertainment, and experience the highly anticipated premiere of The Life and Legacy of James A. Whitt Sr. documentary. Beyond the delectable food and delightful company, seize the chance to network and connect with our esteemed board members. Don't let this unforgettable evening of food, fun, and friendship pass you by—secure your spot now and be part of this exciting event!

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