The N'Digo Foundation Gala was recently held on June 21, 2008 at the beautiful and historic Lyric Opera House in Chicago. Hermene Hartman the publisher of N'Digo newspaper (one of the nation's largest African American newspapers) hosts this 13th Annual Gala. Over 1,200 guests, which consists of top executives, civic and religious leaders, celebrities and socialites attend the gala which starts off with a grande buffet in the foyer of the Opera House - this year the gala showcased "red apple lady" and ladies in large table skirts which held food and guests drinks. The N'Digo Foundation honors individuals who have made a significant contributions in their careers and awards scholarships to outstanding students in the Chicagoland area.
This year's gala honored Ald. Sandra Jackson, Carol H. Williams, Wanda Wells, Marilyn Stewart, Rev. Helen Carry and Lifetime Achievement awardee Ms. Eunice Johnson.This year's gala also award 23 merit-based scholarships. The program hosts were Hermene Hartman and Radio personality Doug Banks. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr was the gala's chairman. Dionne Williams of D. Williams PR Group and Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr. presented the 23 scholars who received a standing ovation from the audience for their achievements. After the program Grammy Award winning artist Ledisi "wowed" the audience with her voice and performance. For more pictures from the N'digo Gala 2008 visit http://www.dejaviewsusa.com/