Save-the-Date: The Ms. JD Global Education Fund 2nd Annual Cocktail Benefit, August 21, 2014

Ms. JD's Global Education Fund Presents:
The 2nd Annual Cocktail Benefit

Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6-9:30 p.m.
111 Minna Art Gallery, 111 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, August 21, 2014 Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund will host its 2nd annual Cocktail Benefit to raise money for its eight women law scholars at Makerere University in Uganda. The event will take place at the trendy 111 Minna Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 

The Global Education Fund (GEF) enables women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who would otherwise lack access to higher education.  GEF partners with Makerere University in Uganda, where more than 45% of women over the age of 25 have no schooling and men are more than twice as likely as women to have access to higher education.

Ms. JD chose to work with Makerere University through its Gender Mainstreaming Directive to provide this opportunity to women from low income backgrounds because of the multiplier effect. For every two law scholars the Global Education Fund Sponsors the Carnegie Corporation matches the grant and sponsors six additional scholars!

To learn more about GEF visit: http://ms-jd.org/programs/global-education-fund/

The event will feature live bands, comprised of lawyers and professionals from local companies, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Ms. JD Global Education Woman of Excellence  Award for contributions to women’s rights to education. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please email gef@ms-jd.org for sponsorship inquiries. 

Pre-sale tickets will be available for $35 until July 31st. Regular tickets will be available starting August 1st for $40. Student tickets are also available for $20 with a valid student ID. Tickets will be $45 at the door.

Purchase tickets or donate here!

TO NOMINATE for the Ms. JD Global Education Woman of Excellence Award

Woman of Excellence Award - To a woman who, regardless of her profession, inspires others by her commitment and passion for women's rights to education.  (Need not be in legal practice)


To nominate an awardee, send all of the below information in a single email to gef@ms-jd.org. The subject line of your email should be “GEF Award Nominee- [insert name].”  Nomination materials should include:

1. Links to the person's or people's relevant webpages (e.g. LinkedIn, Blog, Article, Twitter, etc.) (up to ten links).

2. Up to five letters of recommendation (not to be more than one page); OR we encourage you to submit up to five video nominations of less than 2 minutes.

3. Anything else you may find relevant for the committee.

4. The total submission should not be more than 20 pages or 20 minutes.

Nominations must be submitted by Sunday, July 20, 2014.  Nominees will be notified by August 11, 2014. The Woman of Excellence Award will be distributed at the 2nd Annual Ms. JD Global Education Fund Cocktail Event on August 21, 2014.   We look forward to seeing our nominees, awardees, and their supporters there.

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