More than 530 students living in inner-city Birmingham walk the halls of Cornerstone Schools of Alabama.
The nonprofit school was founded more than 30 years ago to provide inner-city families with an affordable alternative to public school and a variety of tuition assistance options. Presently, the organization consists of an elementary school facility and a middle/high school building.
On Nov. 3, the Cornerstone’s Women’s Service Board will host its 14th annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser and will use the opportunity to honor John Hornsby, a long-time member of Cornerstone’s board.
Women’s Service Board President Michele Smith, who was introduced to the board by Hornsby said he, “is a champion for Cornerstone School as he is a long-time supporter of it’s students, mission and core values.”
Smith and event chairman Danna Yarmowich are gearing up for the fundraiser, which donates 100 percent of its proceeds to the schools and their students.
“This will be the first year in our new location, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, which is much bigger than we’ve been in,” Smith said.
The event will be held from 5:45 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will include live music, a program showcasing Cornerstone successes, a seated dinner and a silent auction featuring artwork created by students. Tickets are $150.
For more information, visit educatebirmingham.org.
— Emily Williams