Actress Wendi Joy Franklin in the character of Lena Horne, with a photograph of the actual Lena Horne projected behind her.
The photos are in from Community Partnership School’s Fall Fundraising Event, "A Song for You… Lena"! (See more photos on our Facebook page) Wendi Joy Franklin’s one-woman performance honoring the Civil Rights legacy of Lena Horne drew together Community Partnership School supporters new and old. Scroll down to see some of the evening’s many highlights. Go here to read more about the event.
Honorary Event Chairs Walter and Beverly Lomax (right) with Eric Jones (Head of School) and his wife Catherine (left).
Community Partnership School students perform a thank-you for Wendi Joy Franklin. Layla, in 5th grade, is at the microphone.
Left to right: Organizing Co-Chair Kezirah Vaughters, Actress Wendi Joy Franklin, and Organizing Co-Chair Mary Ammon.
Community Partnership School graduate Asim (now in 6th grade) and his younger sister Nyla (currently in 4th grade at Community Partnership School) were event volunteers.
Event Volunteers from Community Partnership School's Family Council
Carol Hill, Community Partnership School's Director of Development with Community Partnership School's Head of School Eric Jones and his wife Catherine Bennett Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Earle Bradford
Guests Carleen Mossett, Betty Berry-Holmes, Linn Vaughters (Community Partnership School's Director of Enrollment), and Carol Ray
Catherine Bennett Jones, Dawn Timmeney (Mistress of Ceremonies) with daughter Oona, Jocelyn Hillman, and Nancy Dunleavy
Host Committee Co-Chair Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes addresses the audience.
Host Committee Co-Chair Reverend Charles Quann addresses the audience.
The Cast and Crew of A Song for You... Lena. From left to right: Malik Franklin, Wendi Joy Franklin, Kim LaRue, and Mario Sprouse.