aka.jpgMIAMI — The WISH Foundation, Inc. and Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are presenting their 5th Emerald Gala and Silent Auction.

The organizations invite the community to experience an “Evening of Dining, Comedy, and Dance” on Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. – midnight at the Hilton Miami-Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami.

Admission is $100 to the semi-formal event  that will help raise money to support scholarships and other charitable endeavors, organizers said. Self parking is $12 and valet $15. Purchase tickets at emeraldgala.com

The WISH Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization and an extension of Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter. Both organizations provide support to students offering them tutorial
educational programs and mentorship, voter education and registration, health workshops, economic security programs, and green living initiatives.

The Foundation also focuses on programs tailored to help women suffering from substance abuse.  Women attend special workshops, courses, and presentations to help them improve their self-esteem, regain employment status, and become productive citizens in our global society. 

“Through our longstanding work with women in substance abuse, WISH Foundation has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of women,” said Barbara Mason Gardiner, the foundation’s chairman of the board. “It is a blessing because many ladies have gone on to be productive in society.”

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is America’s first Greek-letter organization founded in 1908 for
African-American college women. The sorority is based in Chicago and is one of the world’s leading service organizations.

In Miami, Gamma Zeta Omega was chartered in April 1940 by eight young members, who wanted to provide services and uplift Miami’s black community.

“As the first sorority in Miami, the chapter takes seriously its role as a leader,” said Sandra L. Jackson, president. “We are committed to uplifting the black community wherever there is a need.”