On April 23, 2016, the UNC DC Black Alumni Club will host the Third Annual Light on the Hill Society Scholarship Brunch at 11 a.m. at The Carolina Kitchen in Washington, DC. Our theme this year is “The Hope That the Present Has Brought Us” and we are honored to host Karl Racine, the District of Columbia’s first elected attorney general, as our speaker along with Carolina alum.
Proceeds from the brunch will be donated to the Light on the Hill Society (LOTH) Scholarship fund. This initiative annually honors the University’s earliest African-American graduates by providing scholarships to Carolina’s first-year African-American students. These talented scholars demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding leadership abilities, are community service oriented and have great potential to become involved and informed alumni. The scholarship is administered by the LOTH Board of Directors and supported by the UNC General Alumni Association.
Due the success of the 2015 brunch, we were able to make a $1,000 gift to LOTH. This year, we have a goal to triple that amount. To meet our goal, we are asking you to consider becoming a brunch sponsor. Order of the Guiding Light – $1000: Includes four brunch tickets, four Tar Heel gifts, and recognition on the program.
Circle of Light – $500: Includes two brunch tickets and two Tar Heel
Old Well Friend – $250: Includes two brunch tickets and two Tar Heel gifts
Friend of the Light on the Hill – $100: Includes one brunch ticket and a Tar Heel gift
The UNC General Alumni Association is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, which allows a portion, ifnot all, of your support to be tax-deductible.
Get your tickets here: http://alumni.unc.edu/dclothbrunch
Karl Racine Biography:
Attorney General Karl Racine is a lifelong DC resident, and through his work he’s demonstrated his commitment to positive social change in our community. He brings over 25 years of experience as a practicing lawyer and is the first elected Attorney General of Washington, DC. In his post, he advises the Executive Branch and other District agencies, defends the city in court, and protects the city’s residents.
He has pledged to prioritize consumer protection, enforce affordable housing regulations, and find alternatives that can divert young people out of the juvenile justice system. While practicing law, Racine represented indigent residents in the DC Public Defender Service, served as Associate White House Counsel in the Clinton Administration, and practiced white collar and commercial litigation with Cacheris & Treanor and Venable LLP. When Racine became Managing Partner at Venable LLP, he became the first African American managing partner of a top 100 law firm. The National Law Journal named Racine one of the 50 most influential Minority Lawyers in the United States.
Racine earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.