Jagoe Homes is honored to host the Reception for an Evening with Danny Glover, presented by the Alma Randolph Foundation.
In 1993, Alma Randolph established the Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides back-to-school clothing for children in need in Owensboro-Daviess County. The program aims to enhance each child’s self-esteem and allows them to return to school with dignity, and ready to focus on learning. Referrals are submitted by the area homeless shelters, youth centers, and the city and county school systems. Each child that is selected to participate in the annual shopping project receives a voucher to purchase new clothing and shoes for the school year. The Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation has raised $1,152,593 (net) and provided new clothing and shoes for 15,130 children since 1993. The annual fall shopping event is funded through sponsors, individual donations and fundraisers. This year, the annual fall shopping event will take place during fall break in October. All net proceeds from An Evening with Danny Glover will go to this special day for these children. As their motto reads, “Our Mission is Here,” referring to the Owensboro-Daviess County area.
Alma Randolph has a special bond with these children. The foundation does not receive any city, county, state, or federal funding, and is also not a United Way agency. The foundation is, “truly an act of love,” as described by Alma herself. Alma Randolph attended Brescia University. She was elected as Beaver Dam City Commissioner when she was just twenty-four years old, and was the first woman and the first African American to hold elected office in Ohio Country. Also, she was inducted among the first three women, and the first African American to be admitted to the Owensboro Rotary Club.
“After reading about the wonderful work the Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation is doing in Owensboro, Kentucky,” Glover remarks in the Messenger-Inquirer, “it was not a difficult decision for me to agree to accept the invitation to be the Keynote Speaker for their fundraising event.”
Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage, and television for more than twenty-five years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster “Lethal Weapon” franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. Currently, his is working with the “Criminal Minds” television series in a guest appearance for this season. At the same time, he has also gained respect for his emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, focusing on issues of poverty, disease, and economic development. As the keynote speaker, Glover will touch on the role of the Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation and the need individuals, businesses, and churches to support the mission of the foundation.
An Evening with Danny Glover will take place at the Owensboro Convention Center, Saturday, September 17th. The Jagoe Homes Reception is held from 5 – 6:30 PM in the West Ballroom and will feature catering by Moonlite and live music from the B-Rich Jazz Band. Afterwards, the guests will be escorted down to the main event and the expo area, which begins at 7 PM.
Platinum tickets are almost SOLD OUT! Gold, Silver, Bronze, and General Admission tickets remain for anyone to purchase. Gold tickets are $100 per person and include valet parking, an invitation to the reception, and premium seating for the show. Gold tickets are sold through the Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation, and can be purchased by calling (270) 852-6559 or by email at email@example.com.
$90 tickets include an invitation to the reception and reserved seating to the show. $40 tickets and $25 are general admission include the show only. All of these tickets are available at owensborotickets.com.