President and Mrs. George W. Bush to Serve as Chairs of the 'Ebby 100' Gala
Tickets on Sale for Horatio Alger Association Concert Event for Ebby Halliday on her 100th Birthday
WASHINGTON, December 26, 2010 – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. http://www.horatioalger.org is pleased to announce that President and Mrs. George W. Bush will serve as the Honorary Chairs of Ebby 100, the Ebby Halliday 100th Birthday Celebration benefitting the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. http://www.ebby100.com
Tickets are now on sale for the spring celebration in which legendary Dallas entrepreneur and Horatio Alger Association lifetime member, Ebby Halliday, will be honored on the day of her 100th birthday; March 9, 2011. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and International tenor Mario Frangoulis, http://www.mariofrangoulis.com will perform. Guests can purchase Concert Only tickets for the event at the Meyerson Symphony Center through the DSO box office at http://www.dallassymphony.com. Grand Tier Seats range from $150 to $250 and Dress Circle Seats are $500. Information on full gala tickets can be found at http://www.ebby100.com
Former Horatio Alger recipients Roger Staubach, T. Boone Pickens and H. Ross Perot will serve as cochairs. Steven Durham and his wife Barbara will serve as the event chairs for the evening. Steve is the son of the late Charles W. Durham, a Horatio Alger Member.
The goal of the Ebby 100 affair is to generate $1,000,000 to fund Horatio Alger college scholarships. The March event will also honor Horatio Alger scholars from Texas who have persevered through personal challenges and adversities to achieve the Texas Horatio Alger Scholarship.
About the Horatio Alger Association
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and are encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program, state scholarship programs, and graduate grants. Since 1984, the Association will have awarded more than $87 million in scholarships through 2012 to deserving young people. The association is a Combined Federal Campaign participant; #77062. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.