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Celebrate the Kentucky Derby while Supporting UC’s HEMI Program

Help support scholarships for HEMI students while enjoying the derby with other friends of UC. The fundraising event May 3 is open to the public.

Date: 4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Pamela DeCoste
Phone: (513) 556-2021

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Join the Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI) on May 3  for its 4th Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby fundraising party. Complete with culinary delights, drinks, and delectable Derby fun, the party will take place at The Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road in Cincinnati from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the entire university and general public, and the Derby will be televised for all to watch.

The proceeds of this event support scholarships for HEMI students, like Mariah Maxwell, a HEMI student who graduated from UC last April and beat national odds after spending nearly nine years in the foster care system. Your support of HEMI will help students like Mariah receive long-term academic mentoring to serve as a support network and to encourage their pursuit of higher education while emancipating from the foster care system.

Register here  to attend the party. Admission costs are $75 per person or $125 per couple and will benefit HEMI.

HEMI is a partnership represented by UC’s Partnership for Achieving School Success (PASS), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development, Hamilton County Job and Family Services, and the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann’s office is pleased to partner with HEMI for the event and will be in attendance.