Common Ground honors female leaders

April 16, 2011 7:52:06 AM PDT
On Saturday, April 16, the Common Ground Foundation's Inaugural Gala honors several women for their excellence and leadership.

The honorees are actress, author and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou; singer and actress Keke Palmer; business leader Dee Robinson Reid; and host of ABC's "The View," Sherri Shepherd.

ABC7's Cheryl Burton is hosting the event, which includes food, a silent auction, entertainment and much more.

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known as "Common," and Dee Robinson Reid joined us in our ABC7 studio to talk about the event and the organization.

The Leadership Awards Gala & Fundraiser raises funds for the Common Ground Foundation

The Common Ground Foundation was founded in 2000 to develop the youth in underserved communities to be contributing citizens and strong leaders. "Common" created the foundation as a way to give back to the community where he was raised.

The Common Ground Foundation Gala

Saturday, April 16
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Gala: 7:30 p.m.

The InterContinental Hotel
The Grand Ballroom
505 N. Michigan Avenue

Tickets: $250
Tables: $2250
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