United Way of Greater Union County's African American Leadership Committee will host their Signature Event : "Making a Mark" on Friday, February 26, 2010, at The Burney Manor 1127 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ. The event will celebrate the achievements, leadership and contributions of African-Americans in the community. Advance tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95854.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of cocktails and networking. On sale will be art by featured artist and Plainfield native, Indira Bailey. Guest will also have the opportunity to participate in a fun filled silent auction.

The African American Leadership Initiative's (AALI) mission is to mobilize the caring power of the African American community to improve African American lives in Union County. The purpose of the event is to enhance awareness of AALI and gather community-minded individuals with the hopes of inspiring them to join the effort towards addressing community needs by becoming members.

Proceeds from "Making a Mark" will be used towards programs and initiatives that advance the well being of African-Americans in Union County. Gold Sponsor for the evening will be AGL/ Elizabethtown Gas.

For questions or more information please contact Debbie-Ann Anderson at 908-353-7171 ext. 106 or debbieann.anderson@uwguc.org.  You can also visit www.uwguc.org/makingamark