GRAYSLAKE – The Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) and AIM North Development Corporation, Inc. hosted their second annual Black Tie Gala on June 26 at Doubletree by Hilton in Mundelein, which raised scholarship funds for local families, according to a news release.
This year's theme was Transforming Lives. Proceeds benefit LCHA's Family Self Sufficiency program, the release stated.
"We are grateful to all who attended, sponsored and donated," said David A. Northern, Sr., LCHA's executive director and CEO. "Thanks to their generosity, we will be able to provide educational opportunities to our residents that will help them become self-sufficient."
The evening included dinner, dancing, a silent auction and raffle. This year's keynote speaker was Michael Nerheim, Lake County State's Attorney.
In addition, awards were presented to five individuals who've made a difference in the housing community – Rob Anthony of Community Partners for Affordable Housing (Distinguished Leader award), Frank Davis of Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center (Friend of the Agency), Anthony Charleston of Charleston Builders (Vendor of Excellence), Rev. Joshua Randolph of Salvation Praise Ministries (Unsung Hero) and Jackie Petrisis (LCHA's Employee of the Year), the release stated.
Established in 1946, LCHA provides housing and housing-related services to more than 13,000 people. Visit www.lakecountyha.org for more information.