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Peoria Promise 10 Year Denim and Diamond Gala
October 13, 2018
Peoria Promise, a tuition reimbursement working to help local students go to school and join the workforce, is celebrating 10 years.
Celebrating in style at their Denim and Diamonds gala at the Peoria Civic Center they had raffles and live entertainment.
The program was originally for students who had attended public schools in Peoria but has since expanded to private school graduates and now to students with GEDs and those who were homeschooled.
The gala served as a way to raise funds and celebrate those who make the program possible.
“The promise pillars this evening will be announced. They are the top 5 companies that have supported Peoria promise from day one: Caterpillar, Advanced Medical Transport, RLI, OSF Health Care as well as Unity Point,” Peoria Promise Executive Director MJ Schettler said.
To date, the program has raised over $4.4 million and helped over 2,600 students get an associates degree or a certification. Schettler said 87% of their alumni are working in Peoria.