Thursday, March 15, 2018

Upcoming Little Black Dress Event to Support Women Scholarships

The Edison Foundation at Edison State Community College will hold their second annual Little Black Dress–Girls’ Night Out, A Celebration of Women’s Education. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the Robinson Theater of the Piqua Campus.

“I would encourage all women to mark their calendars for April 18th,” said Sharon Semanie, Little Black Dress Committee Member. “Last year’s inaugural event was absolutely the best time and left all of us in a celebratory mood wanting more girls’ nights out.”

“In addition to the camaraderie and opportunity to visit with other women of all ages, the event more importantly helped raise some serious funds to provide women with educational scholarships.”

Now in its second year, the event returns following a successful inaugural event in 2017, which raised over $8,000 to support scholarships for women at Edison State.

“Assisting women in making possible one of the most important decisions of their lives is indeed a privilege,” said Maura Felts, Little Black Dress Committee Member. “To be able to help other women reach their full potential and celebrate one another is as good as it gets!”

For $50, the evening’s guests will enjoy a social hour with music from 6:30-7:15 p.m., which includes hors d’oeuvres and choice of wine, lemonade, coffee, or water. Beer will be available for purchase. From 7:15-8:30 p.m. those in attendance will be served a 3-course meal by local celebrity men. To close out the evening, coffee will be available from 8:30-8:45 p.m. In addition, those who attend will receive a gift bag.

Not only will attendees get to spend an evening with fellow women in their favorite little black dress, they will also have the opportunity to raise additional funds by tipping the wait-staff to sing, dance, and perform other unique talents.

“Although providing means for a woman’s scholarship is very important, the event is also about empowering women and providing scholarship recipients with the opportunity to become the best version of herself,” added Lisa McGraw, Little Black Dress Committee Member.

“Little Black Dress is an evening filled with fun and a chance to give back to lift up and inspire other women. Last year’s event was more fun than we anticipated, I can’t wait for this year’s event.”

Seating is limited, and guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. All proceeds from the event will support scholarships for women at Edison State.

To purchase tickets, visit For more information, email or call 937-778-7805.

This year alone, the Edison Foundation has granted over $40,000 in scholarships to Edison State students from local communities. The Edison Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

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