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Gloria Campos Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

Former WFAA-TV news anchor and child advocate, Gloria Campos, will serve as honorary chairperson for A Taste of Chamberlain’s – ISF Gala 2015 – Letting Dreams Soar, a Gala to support youth aging out of foster care, on October 30, 2015 in Dallas Texas.

A special menu designed by Dallas’ own celebrity chef Richard Chamberlain, dancing to the beat of Dallas premier party band Icehouse, Live and Silent Auctions, a historic site in downtown Dallas, will all be featured prominently at A Taste of Chamberlain’s – ISF Gala 2015 – Letting Dreams Soar.  This event will help International Student Foundation (ISF) support youth who have aged out of foster care pursue dreams of higher education through financial support, mentoring, and leadership training.  This is a cause that is close to Ms. Campos’ heart, as the spokesperson and producer for Dallas’ own Wednesday’s Child segment for almost 20 years“I’m proud and honored to support ISF and its mission to help young people, who have aged out of foster care, get an opportunity to become productive citizens through education and mentoring,” Ms. Campos noted.  “Every child deserves to have a shot at reaching their full potential.  ISF recognizes that and is working hard to make sure these young people are not forgotten.”

ISF’s  8th annual gala will be held at The Belo Mansion and Pavilion, on October 30, 2015, starting at 6:30 PM.  Guests will be treated to passed appetizers in the historic mansion during the evening’s silent auction.  A sit down dinner with a menu designed by Chef Richard Chamberlain will be served in the spacious pavilion ballroom, where a program and Live Auction will also take place.   Hundreds of Dallas and Metro-plex area residents are expected to attend.

ISF, a non-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas, serves youth who have been orphaned or have aged out of the foster care system. Each year nearly 25,000 young people are emancipated from the foster care system at the age of 18, left to “do life” on their own.  Statistically their outlook is grim, as many end up incarcerated, addicted to drugs, homeless, and depressed, without financial resources or an adequate support system.  Less than 10% of youth aging out of foster care go to college.  Less than 3 % graduate.  ISF helps bridge the gap for these youth so they can find success, and let their dreams soar.  ISF provides scholarships to ease the financial burden of attending college, mentors to help navigate life, and leadership training to help realize potential.

 

ISF is a 501(c)3 Organization that relies on corporate and private donations to help ISF be there for the youth served. All donations provided to ISF are tax deductible. 

To learn more about this event or the work that ISF does, please visit ISF website:  www.isfsite.org or contact Executive Director:  Dr. Blair Ritchey at Blair@isfsite.org.