||1800 50th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
|The ?2014 Black and Gold Ball will take place on Saturday, February 22nd (social @ 6p and dinner @ 7p) at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel. This black tie affair, which includes dinner and entertainment, is held annually as a fundraiser for the ZKL Educational Foundation. Proceeds from this event are primarily used to award college scholarships to ethnically diverse students from the greater Des Moines area. We expect this year’s event to be just as great (if not greater) than past years. At this event our organization recognizes its past year accomplishments along with awarding college scholarships. In addition, we will recognize an individual who has been both a leader and positive role model within the diverse community of greater Des Moines with our Alpha Award of Merit. Past winners of our Alpha Award of Merit include the likes of Mary Campos, Catherine G. Williams, Thomas Phillips, Willie Glanton, Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, and Dolph Pulliam. This year, Iowa State Representative Ruth Ann Gaines will be added to this distinguished list! The night will conclude to the sounds of Des Moines' very own - DJ Hollywood.
Please consider attending or providing a contribution. Tickets can be purchased online (http://zkl06.org/blackandgoldball/tickets-2/) or by contacting a member of the Zeta Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.