At A Glance - The Johnson C. Smith University Annual Arch of Triumph Gala is one of Charlotte’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events. A vision of JCSU President Ronald L. Carter, the gala extends an opportunity to dignitaries, corporate and civic leaders, alumni and other supporters to raise critical unrestricted dollars for the JCSU Fund. This fund enables the University to offer scholarships, teaching and learning initiatives, as well as programs essential to providing a quality educational experience for JCSU students. 

How to Participate - Corporations and community groups are invited to support the JCSU Fund with the purchase of sponsor packages, ranging from $1,500 - $35,000. Sponsor package benefits include sponsor tables for your guests and recognition at the event. In addition, individual tickets are available at $150 (general seating) or $250 (includes VIP Reception).

When - Saturday, April 12, 2014

Where - Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom | 501 South College Street

Time - 7:30 p.m.

Featuring - The Arch of Triumph Awards Ceremony ♦ Elegant Dining ♦ Dancing

Attire - Black Tie

Gala Host Committee - JCSU Board of Visitors | Trustee Kevin A. Henry, Chair

Lester L. Arnold    Frank Emory    Elizabeth J. McLaughlin
James Bailey Ray Farris III James I. Melvin
Larita Barber Carolyn Flowers Norman Mitchell, Sr.
Bishop George Battle Cynthia Forbes Tim Newman
Marilynn Bowler Harvey B. Gantt Patricia Norman
Jeanne Brayboy Elsie Garner Eric Parris
Joyce Brayboy Ervin L. Gourdine Edwin B. Peacock III
Sue Breckenridge Kim Graham Cecelia A. Ramirez
Ronnie Bryant Malcolm Graham Marilyn B. Richards
Rhonda Caldwell Jada Grandy Jennifer Roberts
Joe Canty Herb Gray Ella Scarborough
Tiffany Capers Carol Hardison Dennis J. Stone
Luther Carter Michelle Harper Krista Terrell
Ann Caulkins Venessa Harrison Henry Thomas
Ellison Clary Kim Henderson Steve Thomas
Keith Chatterton Joan Higginbotham Sally Van Allen
Astrid Chirinos Lois J. Ingland Kurt G. Waldthausen
Kelly Chopus Jan Ivey Stanley Watkins
Stephanie Counts Christopher Jackson Eric Watson
Tom Cox Claudie Johnson Mel Watt
Elvin Crabbe Ray Johnson Sterlin Benson Webber
Peggy B. Culbertson Bart Landess Lynn Wheeler
Joni Y. Davis Stanley Law Kathleen Zemitis
Nicole Dean Stephen Magowan Joan Zimmerman
Dee Dixon Susan McConnell Emily Zimmern
Rep. Beverly Earle Bernard McGraw