With style, the Ursinus Bonner Leaders put together a fashion show April 9 that raised almost $1,500 for Philadelphia Fight, a non-profit organization which helps individuals who are HIV-positive or who have AIDS.
Bonner leaders Rodolfo Coplin and Joy McDermott chaired the event. Coplin said that putting together a fashion show has long been an interest, and he finally was able to contact vendors. ” Towards the end of last semester and the start of this semester we worked on a lot of the administrative and accounting aspect of donations,” he said. “We also started to contact small clothing lines.” The show fit in with the semester Bonner theme, community building.
“We thought that this show would be amazing at bringing together the Ursinus community but also the Collegeville community, and we did just that,” he added. The committee received donations for raffle prizes from many area businesses including those at the Providence Towne Center. “We also had great support from CAB, the Black Student Union and the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students–as the goals of this show matched their ideals of what community should be.” Christian Rice and Elizabeth Cannon are the advisors to the Bonner Leaders program.