Join the League of Women Voters for a night of laughs!
COMEDY FUNDRAISER FOR CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
The League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area will host a fundraiser with comedian Jimmy Tingle to benefit the League’s grant program to give Cape area schools mini-grants to support experiential opportunities for civic education at the middle school and high school level. The event, “Jimmy Tingle for President”, will be held at the Tilden Arts Center Auditorium at Cape Cod Community College at 3PM on Sunday, September 25. Tickets are $45 and student tickets are $5 with a student ID. Tickets may be purchased online at lwvcapecod.org and are also available atthe door.
Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, commentator, activist and entrepreneur. He has worked as a humorist and commentator for “60 Minutes II”, and MSNBC and has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” CNN, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special. He is a 2010 graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was that year’s graduate school commencement speaker. His newest project is a social enterprise and solo show entitled, “Humor for Humanity,” which aspires to raise spirits, funds and awareness for nonprofits, charities and social causes.
The grant fund is known as The LWV Civic Education Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation and is the initiative of the LWV of the Cape Cod Area with the support of the LWV of Falmouth. We hope to raise funds to support grants of $750 to each of the Cape area school districts that apply. Information about applying to the grant program or donating is available at http://www.capecodfoundation.org. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. You may see further information about the grant program on the LWCCA website under civic education including a list of last year’s awardees.