The Chicago State University Foundation (CSUF) Board of Directors will host its 19th Annual Circle of Friends event, “Circle of Friends presents An Evening with Smokey Robinson,”on Thursday, September 19. This Scholarship Fundraising Concert will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. beginning with a Strolling Supper at the CSU Academic Library (9502 S. King Drive) followed by the one and only Smokey Robinson Concert at the Jones Convocation Center (JCC) beginning at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00). This event is the CSU Foundation’s major fundraiser and proceeds will provide scholarships, technology enhancements and general support for Chicago State University students.
Robinson was once pronounced by Bob Dylan to be America’s “greatest living poet” with a career that spans over four decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
“We are extremely excited to host this icon of the entertainment industry,” said Dr. Wayne Watson, president of Chicago State University. “This marks another milestone in the work that the Foundation is doing in support of our students.
Concert tickets range from $50 for general admission seating to $200 for VIP seating that also includes an open bar and appetizers. Sponsorship packages are available as well that include the “strolling supper reception”. Those interested in sponsorships may reach the Foundation at 773.995.3839. Visit the CSU website to purchase tickets http://www.csu.edu/foundation/.