“A Candle in the Dark” Gala

For the past 30 years, the “A Candle in the Dark” Gala has been the shining event of Morehouse College’s Founder’s Week festivities.  During the gala, the College pays tribute to alumni and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the fields of science, entertainment, business, politics, athletics and the arts.  Past honorees have included Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Grant Hill, Tom Joyner and Stevie Wonder. 

 The gala continues to be the College’s most successful fundraising event. This year we will celebrate the Gala's 30th anniversary. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Since 1989, the Gala has raised more than $10 million for the Morehouse General Scholarship Fund.  It includes a VIP Reception, Dinner and Awards Ceremony that has become one of the “must attend” events in Atlanta. 

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