Leadership Westshore Celebrates Gallery Opening
TAMPA, FL (July 15, 2011) - Members of the Westshore Alliance's Leadership Westshore program will celebrate the opening of the MacDonald Training Center's "Through My Eyes" Art Gallery on July 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 5420 W. Cypress Street, Tampa. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made at http://tinyurl.com/ArtMTC.
The 2011 Leadership Westshore participants raised in excess of $40,000 in cash and in-kind donations to construct the gallery which will provide a permanent place for developmentally disabled artists to showcase and market their art work. Each year, participants in the Leadership Westshore program select a local charity as the beneficiary of a legacy project. Members of the class raise funds and provide sweat equity in order to complete a project that will leave a lasting legacy and allow the local charity to advance its mission.
About Leadership Westshore
The Westshore Alliance's Leadership Westshore program is designed to prepare local business leaders for leadership roles within our community. Through the course of a six month program, participants interface with Tampa's top government, civic and corporate decision makers. Over the last 12 years, participants have raised in excess of $150,000 to benefit local non-profit agencies including HARC, MacDonald Training Center, Alpha House, the Children's Home and the Children's Cancer Center.
About MacDonald Training Center
MacDonald Training Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that has served the Tampa Bay community since 1953. Their mission is "to empower individuals with disabilities to live the lives they choose." MacDonald Training Center is a leader and innovator in service to people with developmental disabilities. They were one of the first organizations to develop supported employment and supported living services as alternatives to sheltered work shops and traditional group homes. To learn more about MacDonald Training Center, visit www.macdonaldcenter.org.