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The Maroon & White Fund, Inc. and The Morehouse College Glee Club to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Sept. 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The Maroon & White Fund, Inc. and The Morehouse College Glee Club will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

In honor of the Centennial Celebration of the Morehouse College Glee Club, Dr. David Morrow, Director of the Morehouse College Glee Club & Adair Johnson, President/CEO of The Maroon & White Fund, Inc. will officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.   

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, September 30th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET        

Contact:

Al Irving

(917) 447-6464

Alirving.enterprises@ymail.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

The entire Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx or http://social.nasdaqomx.com.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About The Maroon & White Fund, Inc:

The Maroon & White Fund (www.themwf.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit alumni, family, and friends organization devoted to supporting the educational mission, vision, fiscal goals and objectives of Morehouse College. Established to augment the annual fundraising efforts of the college through social, cultural, and educational events, the fund seeks to enhance the overall profile and global image of the college by expanding the network of alumni, friends, and supporters who contribute to Morehouse on a frequent and sustained basis. 

As has been evidenced throughout the higher education community, African-American males fail, at alarming rates, to persist to college graduation. One significant reason, amongst many, is the need of sufficient financial support. The Maroon & White Fund aims to eradicate this issue at Morehouse College. TheFund chose the Glee Club's centennial milestone as the catalyst to launch the "Power of Ten" national fundraising initiative, which is designed to elevate the national and international profile of Morehouse College as one of the top liberal arts institutions in America and establish global appeal for financial support of scholarships. The "Power of Ten" is simply an appeal for your contribution of $10 per 10 decades ($100) in celebration of the Morehouse College Glee Club's 100 years in song. If as few as 100,000 supporters of education and/or the arts subscribe to this $100 appeal, the goal of raising $10,000,000 for scholarships at Morehouse will be attained.

Additional weekend events include a New York preview performance by and conversation with the Morehouse College Glee Club at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR. The evening will be hosted by award-winning WQXR host and former Morehouse Glee Club member Terrance McKnight Friday, September 30th at 7pm, The Maroon & White Fund Inaugural Reception and Centennial Dance at Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Saturday, October 1st, and the 6pm Centennial Benefit Concert Sunday October 2nd at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center with special performances by the Spelman College Glee Club and Tuskegee University Golden Voices Choir. Actress Cassi Davis and director Spike Lee will be presenters along with other celebrity guests. 

For more information about The Maroon & White Fund and the "Power of Ten", visit (http://www.themwf.org). Follow The Maroon & White Fund on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114896661919626) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/mandwfund).

About The Morehouse College Glee Club:

The Morehouse College Glee Club, America's oldest all-male collegiate glee club under professional directorship, has performed with excellence at The White House, state capitols, in famed concert halls throughout the United States, and on stages around the globe. A few notable occasions include: presidential performances for Franklin D. Roosevelt, James Earl Carter, and George H.W. Bush; at the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr., on U.S. State Department tours, The Kennedy Center's salute to Robert Shaw, with The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, and at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The glee club also performed for Oprah Winfrey and Ray Charles, who subsequently became generous benefactors of Morehouse College. In fact, inspired by the work of the Morehouse Glee Club, Ms. Winfrey established the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program at Morehouse College which enabled hundreds of "Morehouse Men" (all of whom appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show - United Center Celebration) to graduate! 

The Glee Club has for 100 years served as the student ambassadors of Morehouse College which has been identified as one of the top liberal arts colleges in America by the Washington Monthly for the 2nd consecutive year. Morehouse College's student body is composed of young men from 44 states and 27 foreign countries.

Glee Club alumni include:

Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. * Former Atlanta Mayor-Maynard Jackson * Congressman Sanford Bishop * Presidential Candidate - Herman Cain * Former Secretary of Health & Human Services - Louis Sullivan * Famed African Drummer Michael Babatunde Olatunji * White House Liaison to Historically Black Colleges & Universities - John S. Wilson * and many more

For more information about Morehouse College visit www.morehouse.edu and/or the Morehouse College Glee Club visit www.mcgclub.com.

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