For Immediate Release: October 19, 2011
Contact: Cynthia Lopez
Director of Programming
Omega Phi Beta, Sorority, Inc.
SORORITY ALUMNAE RAISE $1,000 for Sanctuary for Families
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Beta Alumnae Chapter
New York, NY...October 19, 2011 – On Saturday, October 15th, at a festive fundraiser cocktail party and art gallery at Milk Lounge in New York City, the Alpha Beta NYC Alumnae Chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presented New York State-based Sanctuary for Families with a donation check of one thousand dollars ($1,000). The generous donation was a result of proceeds from ticket sales and donations from benefactors who attended the event.
The second annual cocktail party fundraiser, “E.N.C.A.N.T.O.- Educando Nuestra Comunidad-A Night of Teaching and Overcoming” was centered on raising awareness of domestic violence in the New York Metropolitan Area. In an effort to educate the community about this significant issue, the Alpha Beta NYC Alumnae Chapter brought together performers, speakers and artist for an evening filled with song, inspirational stories and art.
Sanctuary for Families is the largest nonprofit in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims and their children. Each year, Sanctuary helps thousands of victims and their children build safe lives by offering a range of high quality services to meet their complex needs. These services include clinical, legal, shelter, children and economic stability services. Sanctuary also works to end domestic violence and its far- reaching impact through outreach, education, and advocacy. For further information visit:www.SanctuaryForFamilies.org.
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a NALFO organization member, is a Latina-oriented sorority founded on March 15, 1989, at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Seventeen women of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds came together to defy the injustices suffered by women, particularly women of color, in the academic, professional and political arenas. The purpose of OPBSI is to serve and educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors. For further information visit: www.OmegaPhiBeta.org.