Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Location: 630 Grand Ballroom (630 Second Avenue, 35th Street and 2nd Avenue, close to FDR and Queens Midtown Tunnel

Time: 6 – 9:30pm (6pm cocktails and silent auction; 7pm program begins; 7:15pm dinner begins)

Attire: Business

2011 Honorees

Vincent C. Munn, Inspiration to Learn Award
Ilyasah Shabazz, President of Ilyasah Shabazz Enterprises,
Daughter of the late Betty Shabazz and the late Malcolm X

Communicator of the Year
Bob Slade, Radio Personality, WKRS-FM 98.7, KISS FM

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Rochelle Hill, President, Precision Plus Communications

Educator of the Year
Shaun Powell, Writer/Author,

Mentor of the Year
Stephen Powell, Executive Director, Mentoring USA

The proceeds from the 2011 gala will benefit Determined to Educate’s (DTE) literacy program – “The Journal Project – Our Stories”

In 2009, Determined to Educate piloted a program called “The Journal Project-Our Stories”—matching teens from Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx with senior citizens at the Pelham Parkway Nursing Home in the Bronx. The objective of this program is to preserve a generation of our history and to help increase interest in literacy by storytelling (and re-telling) of relevant topics told through relevant mechanism. With your help, DTE can continue its plans to expand and implement this literacy program in many more local schools.

Tickets are $85 per person, are on sale now, and can be purchased here.

For more information please contact 347-320-8467 or