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The Chocolate Affair

(Make a Difference)

Saturday, February 9, 2013
6:30 p.m. until .......
Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard
www.cischarleston.org
2013-01-21
Bob Peiffer 792-5217 peifferr@musc.edu

Are you looking for a memorable evening filled with fine cuisine, spirits, live music, fabulous auction bargains, and the most delectable chocolate desserts in Charleston? Let me recommend that you mark your calendar for Saturday, February 9, and attend The Chocolate Affair at the Charleston Marriott that evening. You will have a great time, and while benefiting a hugely successful school dropout program.

Just what is The Chocolate Affair? It is a wonderful evening that is also the principal annual fund raising activity for Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area, and it features heavy hors d?oeuvres, silent and live auctions, music to dance to, and, as previously mentioned, delectable chocolate desserts prepared by dessert chefs from throughout the Lowcountry.

And what is Communities In Schools (CIS) Charleston? It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dropout prevention program that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The overarching goal is that all students complete high school?and many of our program graduates have not only met this goal, but also graduated from college. A unique collaboration with the Charleston and Berkeley County School Districts allows CIS Student Support Specialists to work within schools, where they can respond to the needs of at-risk children and their families. For the 2012- 2013 school year, CIS is serving over 10,750 children, attending 23 schools in Charleston and Berkeley Counties. CIS Charleston is a nationally accredited affiliate of the 35-year-old Communities In Schools - National organization headquartered in the Washington DC area. CIS has been recognized as being the most effective drop-out prevention in America by the Atlantic Philanthropies, and has also been recognized by Worth magazine as one of the top 100 charities that will save the world.

Be part of this fun evening and help area students stay in school. Tickets are $100, or $185 per couple.

Go to www.cischarleston.org to find out more about CIS and The Chocolate Affair, and to buy your tickets online.

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300