Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is hosting its annual Golden Tassel Gathering on Saturday, April 1 to help further the academic goals of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System.
The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Timberlane Country Club at 1 Timberlane Drive in Gretna. Tickets are $85 each or $150 for two and can be purchased on the Jefferson Dollars for Scholars website. Food will be provided by a number of local organizations and there will be a silent auction. This event is a fundraiser for the Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Fund.
The mission of Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to educational opportunities for Jefferson Parish Public School System students through scholarships and academic support. Founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to over 5,000 students. It is the only chapter to be nationally recognized three times for outstanding work and commitment to its recipients.
Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is a chapter of Scholarship America, the largest privately funded scholarship organization in the world. There are nearly 1,000 chapters nation-wide. Like all other chapters, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is a local, grassroots organization that gets all of its funding from grants, private businesses, and corporations, as well as parents, friends and supporters of its cause.