Natalie M. Foundation
While many schools and student groups may be struggling, one group, the Natalie M. Foundation, uses the latest in prom fashions to make a difference. “Education is a tool and something I hold in my heart as a former teacher. We need to keep our education system strong with recent cutbacks to keep our country from falling behind.” said founder and namesake of The Natalie M. Foundation, Natalie Nearenberg. Natalie and her daughter, Myra, have always believed in giving back to the community. The Natalie M. Foundation unites hundreds of area high school students, teachers, and parents and funds are raised to benefit area schools that have been impacted by numerous budget cuts. The Natalie M. Foundation encourages young men and women to get involved in their community and leave a lasting legacy.
The 2019 Natalie M. Foundation Benefit Fashion is already in the works for Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at the Overland Park Convention Center. The Natalie M. Foundation hopes to surpass the benchmarks set previously by having more participants and raising more funds for struggling education systems. The foundation is recognized as a 501(c) (3) organization and is on target to surpass over a half of a million dollars in fundraising within the coming months.
To grace the runway in the latest creations from our world-renowned fashion designers, the students first had to do their part. Each participant was required to collect donations for a minimum of 10 tickets to the event with 100 percent of the ticket sales returning to the student’s organization. All seniors are eligible apply for scholarships provided by the Natalie M. Foundation and our sponsors. Participating students also received 5 hours of community service, the chance to win a free prom dress as the overall highest ticket seller.
Organizations and students will be able to signup soon via the Natalie M. Foundation website www.nataliemfoundation.com.
About the Natalie M. Foundation: The women of Natalie M. have always believed in giving back to their community. Through these fashion shows, uniting hundreds of area high school students, teachers, and parents and cutting edge fashions, they have been able to raise funds to benefit area schools that have been impacted by numerous budget cuts during especially tough financial times. Natalie M. has long served the community as a volunteer coordinator for numerous causes including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Children’s Mercy/St. Luke’s Neonatal unit.