By Elisabeth Treadwell
Faye Bryant and Ron Tibbs hosted their first Fall Jazz Formal Fund-raiser at Endeavors Performing Arts & Special Events Venue in Killeen, Texas benefiting Soul Arts At Endeavors Summer Youth Arts Program. The October 29th formal affair, which sold out in 21 days, opened with Killeen’s songstress Michelle Marie and featured Dallas’s award-winning Saxophonist Don Diego and band. The after sounds were provided by DJ Jr. Vibes and Ron Tibbs was the Master of Ceremony.
Ms. Bryant, a now retired MSG, served 33 years in the Army. Her distinguished fiance Ron Tibbs is a Case Manager at United Health Care and an independent Travel Agent. Both collaborated with owners of Endeavors Performing Arts and founders of the 501cs Soul Arts Collective, Monique Stone and Ursula Cimone to bring this event to fruition. Endeavors Performing Arts and Soul Arts Collective often partner in providing performing arts, music and dance opportunities to local youth.
Ms. Bryant, a sophisticated socialite in her own right and passionate supporter of organizations inspiring and mentoring youth has longed to see elegant upscale formals and jazz music events here in the Central Texas area. A New Years Eve Fundraising is next on the horizon and tickets are available now. A large percentage of the proceeds from both events will go to ensure a successful 2023 Soul Arts At Endeavors Summer Youth Arts Program.
The fund-raising goal for the non-profit is to raise $10,000 by the end of the year. The vivacious couple, Tibbs and Bryant, raised $3,500 from ticket sales and separate donations for the youth organization by the end of the night. For more information on how you can donate to Endeavors Summer Youth Arts Program or the 2022 New Years Eve fund-raiser event at The Courtyard By Marriott in Killeen, Texas call 310.341.8036 or visit www.endeavorsvenue.com to get your tickets.