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Roberto Hernández Center scholarship fundraiser for Latino students Oct. 3

The fundraiser will include comedians from Chicago: Elizardi “Eli” Castro and Lucky Luciano, live music by Rica Obsesión, food from 13 local restaurants, and a silent auction and cash bar.

By - Sep 29th, 2015 11:02 am

Milwaukee, WI _ The Roberto Hernández Center at UW-Milwaukee will host the 5th Annual Promoting Academics in Latino Milwaukee Scholarship Fundraiser from 5-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 East Kenwood Blvd.

The fundraiser will include comedians from Chicago: Elizardi “Eli” Castro and Lucky Luciano, live music by Rica Obsesión, food from 13 local restaurants, and a silent auction and cash bar.

“Our 5th Annual Promoting Academics in Latino Milwaukee Scholarship continues our efforts to raise funds for the Roberto Hernández Center’s endowed scholarship fund – now over $100,000 – which supports UWM Latino students with emergency scholarships,” Director Enrique Figueroa said.

Admission to the event prior to Oct. 3 is available with a $50 donation to the PALM Latino scholarship fund, https://givetouwm.uwmfdn.org/

Admission at the door will be $70 per person. Sponsorship packages – a major source of revenue for the scholarship fund– are available.

About UWM

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, UWM has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. On an operating budget of $705 million, UWM educates more than 28,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UWM a “2015 Best in the Midwest” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. Its economic impact is more than $1.5 billion per year in Wisconsin alone.

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