FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Scholarship Gala?
The Gala is an annual scholarship awards ceremony that honors some of CHEC’s most gifted college-bound students. The event also spotlights corporations, foundations and individuals who have made significant contributions to our school community. Attendees can expect to see live entertainment, a silent auction and dancing.
What is the dress code for the Gala?
The dress code is business attire, which includes suits and blazers for men, and suits, dresses and skirts for women.
Is my ticket to the event tax deductible?
Yes, however, only a portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. The IRS requires us to inform you of any items of substantive value that you will receive in return for your gift. At the base level, the tax benefit received in return for your ticket purchase is valued at $110 per individual ticket. Please note that this amount varies considerably depending on the sponsorship levels.
May I just give a donation?
Yes, because the school has a 501(c)(3) nonprofit your donation will be tax deductible. Click here to review our support categories.
What is your tax ID number?
The Scholarship Gala, benefiting our most deserving college-bound seniors, is a special program of the Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP), the charitable, tax-exempt organization that supports the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC). The EIN number for MCIP is 52-1263933.
For further assistance
If you have additional questions, please call 202-939-7703, or e-mail Robin Winer at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.