Five successful African American businessmen who attribute their success to their college experiences have joined forces to host a holiday charity event benefiting OneGoal, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that prepares under-served high school students for college.
Themed The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Sweater, this year’s Holiday G.O.A.L. event will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. Dec. 18 at Zimm’s Bar, 4321 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006.
Hosts Edwin Alexander, Chukwudi “Chuck” Egbuonu, Christopher G. Hollins, Harry Johnson, Jr. and William “Trey” McDonald invite the public to don their good, bad or ugliest holiday sweaters for an evening with a purpose. Food will be provided by the award-winning Pax Americana.
“This year’s Holiday (G)iving (O)thers (A) (L)ift event is aimed at introducing our group to Houston’s philanthropic community. We hope to raise $5,000 and foster relationships between our guests and OneGoal,” said Hollins, a licensed attorney, and a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Similar fundraisers and events have been held over the years, but this is the group’s first holiday fundraiser in alliance with OneGoal and its mission of College Graduation – Period.
Introduced to the organization’s Houston chapter by McDonald, who currently serves on OneGoal’s Grad Council, group members aim to empower underprivileged youth to pursue higher educations.
The nonprofit aims to close the college divide by enlisting and training top educators to teach historically under-served high school students how to enroll in and complete college.
“After learning about OneGoal’s mission of preparing under-served high school students for college, we naturally thought our first Holiday G.O.A.L. event should benefit OneGoal since we attribute most of our success to our college experiences and the ability to transition from high school,” said Hollins, a Yale Law School and Harvard Business School grad.
The conglomerate of African American professionals aim to increase the engagement levels of young professionals in the communities where they live in the Greater Houston area. Group members also plan to play an active role serving as mentors to youth, co-hosting leadership and empowerment events with other grassroots organizations as well as hosting fundraising events at least twice per year to support worthy causes.
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at http://holidaygoal.eventbrite.com. Additional contributions are encouraged.
For more information or media inquiries, contact William McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-804-9709.