The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development raised $243,710 during its 4th annual Dancing with the Fayetteville Stars fundraiser on April 13.
More than 650 guests attended the fundraiser, an evening of dinner and dancing where donors vote for their favorite team of local celebrity dancers. The 21 participating dance teams gave hundreds of volunteer hours to learning and practicing their routines to help CEED raise funds and awareness of its programs.
The fundraising total included a $108,000 donation from the Re-Store Warehouse, presented by its director, Bill McMillan. McMillan and his wife, Mandy, won Dancing with the Fayetteville Stars in 2011.
The funds raised during the event will benefit CEED’s Lease to Home program, which helps residents transition to homeownership, and will assist with the development of new affordable housing.
For more information about CEED, visit http://www.ncceed.org.