Area Chefs Cooking Up Support for Annual Scholarship Fundraising Event for Canterbury School
Online PR News – 10-April-2013 – Fort Myers, FL – FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 8, 2013) – Chefs from some of the finest local restaurants will feature signature dishes at the Canterbury School annual fundraising gala, “Dream Big – the Sky’s the Limit,” on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7 p.m., at the ACI Hangar at Page Field. The event, presented by FineMark Bank, will support the school’s need-based financial aid program, provide curriculum enrichment and classroom enhancements.
Chefs from Cru, Sunshine Grille, Hemingway’s, Cristof’s, Crave Culinaire, the Timbers, Reuben’s Catering, Nevermind Awesome Bar & Eatery, and Norman Love Confections will cook up their support with a menu of shrimp and grits, wild abalone, seared lamp chops, pork medallions, smoked fish dip, chicken and dumplings and crab spring rolls. The heavy hors d’oeuvres will set the stage for an evening of fun including entertainment by a live Bon Jovi band, dancing, and live and silent auctions.
More than 25 percent of Canterbury students receive some form of need-based merit scholarship and/or financial aid support. This year, Canterbury is providing nearly $1.5 million in financial assistance to local students. The school adheres to the National Association of Independent School’s Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid in its granting processes.
In addition, students of promise can apply for need-based Merit Scholarship opportunities for students entering 6th and 9th grades. The students must apply and meet certain academic requirements, demonstrate leadership qualities and take a qualifying test at Canterbury School.
The net proceeds from the Dream Big event will benefit the Scholarship and Financial Aid programs. Tickets are $150 per person, $300 per couple, or $100 for Canterbury Alumni. Sponsorships are available, for more information, contact the Development Office at 239-333-3294, or email LOzboyaci@canterburyfortmyers.org
Canterbury School, a private, independent PreK3 – 12th grade college preparatory school in Fort Myers, was founded in 1964 and has an enrollment of 615. The school is dedicated to academic excellence within a caring and supportive community emphasizing character, leadership and service.