Determined to
Educate, Inc. |
2015 Awards
Fundraising
Gala

November 5, 2015 - 6:00pm-9:30pm

Bettering Ourselves, Bettering Our Communities

Every year we host an electrifying event honoring those who have dedicated their lives to uplifting communities worldwide. Why should this year be any different?

It's the year of 'No Doubts'!

Get Tickets Now for Nov. 5th

"Extended Offer: Special Pricing on tickets if purchased before Monday, October 26th!"

And This Year's Honorees Are...

Vincent C. Munn, Inspiration to Learn Award
Pauletta Washington

Pauletta Washington

Actress, Singer

Appreciation Award

Darryl McDaniels

Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels

Iconic Hip Hop Artist, 1/3 of RUN DMC/JMJ

Communicator Of The Year Award

Shannon Lanier

Shannon LaNier

Co-Host of Arise 360 on Centric TV

Corporate Citizen Of The Year Award
Eugene Kelly

Eugene Kelly

VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Colgate/Palmolive

Educators Of The Year Award

Talana & Shawn Bradley

Talana & Shawn Bradley

Talana: Principal, Young Women's Leadership Academy
Shawn: Dean of The Lorge School


Hosted by

Chaz Lamar Shepherd

Chaz Lamar Shepherd

Actor, Musician

Chaz Shepherd is a Singer, writer, producer, composer, actor, speaker and host. From singing your soul happy and invoking a better you to hosting the Apollo theater, Chaz reaches for you one way or another.

Chaz is an effective speaker having spoken on panels about the entertainment industry, fatherhood and theology as he is a recognized face/performer from TV and film, as well as TV programs on­which he's spoken on theology and perseverance. He's even been that inspired word at the graduation. Part of Mr. Shepherd's gifting is in clear communication and offering life enhancing ideology that also inspires us to be better and maintain the best.

Chaz Shepherd is well known and recognized for his extensive body of work as an actor in "The Temptations" movie, "Set it Off", "7th Heaven", "The Parkers", "Sister Sister", "The Game" and much more. His familiarity allows him a platform to offer his soul in hopes to reach and compel the souls of others to be enriched, as he continues to grow.