Tickets for the formal event are available now on the
Hillsborough Education Foundation’s website
TAMPA, Fla. – The Economic Club of Tampa announces that the 2019 Mayoral Inaugural Ball benefitting the Hillsborough Education Foundation has been set for Wednesday, May 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602. The black tie event is held every four years to celebrate past mayors and honor the incoming newly-elected mayor of the City of Tampa.
The ball this year is honoring former Mayors Bob Martinez, Dick Greco, Sandy Freedman, Pam Iorio, and Bob Buckhorn for their passion in leading the City of Tampa, the nation’s 51st largest city. The winner of the runoff election between Jane Castor and David Straz will be sworn in as the 59th Mayor of Tampa, on May 1, 2019.
From the ball’s first event in 2015 to today, the Economic Club of Tampa has funded 29 college scholarships through the Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF).
“Our goal is to fund at least 20 more college scholarships for academically achieving Hillsborough County students who are at-risk financially,” declared Betsey Hapner, co-chair of the 2019 Mayoral Inaugural Ball.
All net proceeds from the ball will benefit Hillsborough Education Foundation.
“Thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for becoming the presenting sponsor of the ball, there has been a record amount of funds raised so far. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers also plan to send players to the ball to pose for pictures and sign autographs,” said Hapner.
“We are very excited to have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as our presenting sponsor and thrilled to have several players at the black-tie event to pose for photos,” said Dr. Sebastian “Buster” Castellano, co-chair of the 2019 Mayoral Inaugural Ball. “They will certainly add energy and fun to the event, as well as help to draw attendance and other sponsors.”
Tickets are available now, and there are several levels of corporate and table sponsorships available. More information about tickets and sponsorships can be found on Hillsborough Education Foundation’s website.
About The Economic Club of Tampa
The Economic Club of Tampa includes an exclusive yet diverse group of business, professional, and community thought leaders who share a vital interest in our local, state, national, and global economies. Each week, immediately following lunch, nationally recognized industry leaders, politicians, and thought leaders offer their perspectives on a variety of economic topics and pertinent issues. The club works to identify and assist upcoming leaders as the torch passes from one generation to the next. For more information, visit http://www.econclubtampa.org.
About the Hillsborough Education Foundation
The Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) provides educational resources and financial assistance to help give every Hillsborough County Public School student the opportunity to achieve personal success. Regardless of background, family structure or economic status, HEF believes every student can reach his or her potential through public education. The HEF works in partnership with the community to bring critical resources that are not funded by normal tax revenues to help students succeed in their academic and personal achievements through scholarships, mentoring, dropout prevention programs, free school supplies, classroom grants and recognition for education professionals. For more information on how you can donate and get involved visit www.EducationFoundation.com.
About the Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Scholarship Program
HEF provides deserving low-income students the opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty through our TSIC scholarship program. We offer our students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Our multi-year commitment to providing comprehensive services starts in middle school, continues through high school and includes transition into college. Take Stock in Children Scholarships are matched dollar for dollar by the Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Our goal is to continue to reduce the high school drop-out rate in Hillsborough County Public Schools and to increase the number of students who finish college and successfully enter the workforce. For more information visit www.EducationFoundation.com.
Contact: Doreen Zelen
Economic Club of Tampa