COLUMBIA, S.C. | Indie Grits Labs raised more than $11,000 and welcomed over 70 guests Monday, December 4 at their annual Indie Grits Labs Education Fundraiser and silent auction at The War Mouth.
Funds raised from the event will go towards supporting Indie Grits Labs and the Helen Hill Media Education Center, whose programs foster media literacy through media literacy labs, after-school programs, adult workshops and film camps for students.
Guests enjoyed live jazz performed by Ken Cheeks and the Sunrise Jazz Ensemble, complimentary beer and wine, plus a buffet-style dinner. Indie Grits Lab staff began with an intro and a thank you to donors and sponsors, including Nephron Pharmaceuticals, the evening’s event sponsor.
Director of Indie Grits Labs, Seth Gadsden says, “All of the things that we do at Indie Grits Labs, all of the education programs that we do, we wouldn’t be able to do without all the family that we have surrounding us here tonight. I can’t thank you enough.”
Upcoming projects and programming for 2018 include a new space in North Columbia at 1013 Duke Avenue, the expansion of Media Literacy Labs and new workshops. The new space will be used to promote local artist collaboration and further media education programming and will serve as the Indie Grits Labs headquarters.
To learn more about educational programs offered, visit indiegrits.org/education