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Sponsors sought for Igniting Innovation Gala in September

on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

The Future Entrepreneurs Foundation is planning its Igniting Innovation Gala for Friday, Sept. 21 at the SiMT Building.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Christopher Gardner, an international speaker, author and actor. Gardner was portrayed by actor Will Smith in the movie “Pursuit of Happyness” in 2006. Florence City Councilwoman Teresa Myers Ervin will also speak.

The black-tie gala will include live entertainment and dancing. Raines Hospitality, United Real Estate, DiversityWorks and iHeart Radio are helping to sponsor this event, but more sponsors are welcome.

Nanaefua Eshun, president and CEO of the Future Entrepreneurs Foundation said the goal of the foundation is to help teenagers become better businessmen and women. The organization works with students within the Florence school district to help them hone skills and gain resources in the field of entrepreneurship, Eshun said.

Tickets for the gala are $125 for general admission and $75 for FSD1 staff. Proceeds will be used for educational field trips for students and for guest speakers. For more information, visit To help sponsor the gala, contact the the foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (800) 913-8261.

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