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Executive Summary

This formal celebration and banquet centers excellence within the black communities at the University of Washington and in the greater Seattle area. More importantly however, the Legacy Soiree is an essential effort in creating a scholarship for underrepresented students.  

Thanks to past fundraising efforts we have reached our goal for our scholarship endowment, and this year we will be awarding two $1000 scholarship to two deserving students. This is a great milestone and marks how far the Black Student Union has come. But our work isn’t over! We want to expand this scholarship to more students and we need your support. 

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, former mayoral candidate, Nikkita Oliver. As well, the night will feature the nationally recognized Garfield High School Jazz Band, performances, honoraria, catered dinner and more. We will also be continuing our tradition of recognizing ten exemplary high school students, with the hopes of inspiring them to attend the University of Washington. 

Primary Contact:
Safiya Bansfield