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HBCU Mental Health and Wellness Fundraiser Gala

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

HBCU Mental Health and Wellness Fundraiser Gala

Cultivating & Embracing Change, Inc. invites you to attend an evening of elegance at our Mental Health and Wellness Fundraiser Gala! Our gala highlights the impact our organization has had in the Baltimore community and gives attendees the special opportunity to directly support this work while fellowshipping with local mental health leaders and advocates.

This year’s theme is “Navigating Mental Health at HBCUs: The Importance of Emphasizing Mental Health for Tomorrow Leaders. Emphasizing Mental Health on HBCU Campuses Today to Enrich the Young, black decision makers of Tomorrow.

Maintenance of mental health is vital in the current climate, especially for young adults navigating the challenges that come with the transitions into attending college and preparing for successful futures. This gala will specifically support C&E Change’s efforts to educate and promote wellness while providing enriching activities for students participating in our HBCU Mental Health and Wellness program. Since 2022, this program has successfully operated on the campus of Coppin State University, enhancing the lives and mental wellness of more than 200 students. In addition to offering a safe space for incoming HBCU college students and supporting their mental health needs, our program also provides college/career readiness as well as financial wellness support in partnership with Truist Bank.

This event takes place during Mental Health Awareness Month, and you won’t want to miss all we have in store for the evening! We will be highlighting the organization’s current and future work, spotlighting our outstanding partnerships, honoring a community mental health organization, and so much more. See additional details below.

Keynote Speaker. We proudly welcome Mujahid Muhammad as our keynote speaker for this event. Mujahid is a Baltimore City Board of School Commission member and is also the founder of KEYS Enterprises –a mental health and mentoring agency that brings together caring mentors, counselors, therapists, and social workers to provide therapeutic services for youth housed in group homes within Baltimore City. In partnership with many Baltimore City schools, his team mentors hundreds of children and provides clinical treatment while offering impactful programming to communities across Maryland. Mujahid is fiercely committed to connecting communities with the right services to establish more data-informed, person-driven decisions moving forward.

Awardee. We are delighted to honor Myrtice Taylor for her outstanding work and commitment to the students in our program. Myrtice serves as the Vice President of Financial Wellness Specialist II at Truist serving the Baltimore City and County areas. With more than 20 years of banking experience, Myrtice has facilitated more than one hundred Bank of Your Success financial wellness classes within the local community and has also served as a teller, banker, and Branch Leader since joining Truist over 10 years ago. Since 2022, she has worked collaboratively with our organization, providing students at Coppin State University with the education, tools, and resources to become more financially stable and successful.

Live Music from the violinist, Jennifer Jenkins, and DJ Keebee provides curating tunes to accompany the night.

Premium Parking is attached to the hotel. You will receive a promo discount code after you purchase your ticket.

This event also features…

– Cocktail Hour

-Networking opportunities

– Awards Ceremony

– Silent Auction

– Spoken Word

-Live Music

-Live Performance

-Keynote Speaker

-Passed Hors D Oeuvres and Platted Dinner


May 4
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cultivating & Embracing Change Inc
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Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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