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Latino U Presents Fall Benefit In White Plains

Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, founder and executive director of Latino U College Access, and Iris T. Pagan, executive director, Westchester County Youth Bureau, display a Westchester County proclamation at an event that honored county students.
Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, founder and executive director of Latino U College Access, and Iris T. Pagan, executive director, Westchester County Youth Bureau, display a Westchester County proclamation at an event that honored county students. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Latino U College Access will hold its second annual fall benefit and fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the CV Rich Mansion in White Plains to further its mission to help make college dreams a reality for deserving Westchester County students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college.

CV Rich Mansion is at 305 Ridgeway. The event will take place from 7-10 p.m.

In keeping with the theme of “Visiones: A Celebration of Art, Culture and Dreams,” an art exhibition has been curated by Group Mitzli, and music will be performed by Talisman Jazz & Flamenco.

Joining Latino U CEO Shirley Acevedo Buontempo and the board of Latino U will be Joe Torres, WABC-TV news anchor, as master of ceremonies; Iris Pagan, executive director of the Westchester Youth Bureau; and Sarah Reingold, representative of the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Latino U students and a parent will join the program as well.

Being honored by Latino U College Access is its collaborator, Dunbar Educational Consultants, of New Canaan, Conn. Founded in 1984, Dunbar provides professional guidance services to U.S. and international students bound for secondary schools, colleges and graduate programs. Students come to Dunbar with widely diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests.

The fundraiser's top sponsors include Tompkins Mahopac Bank and the College of New Rochelle.

To attend RSVP to Catherine Keary, Latino U College Access communications adviser, at 914-329-3261 or to cekeary@yahoo.com by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

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