Tickets will be available at the door!

6th Annual Cotton Club Scholarship Gala
Old School: Celebrating the Legacy of Albuquerque’s  Education Champions

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
Doors at 7:30 pm
8pm – 12midnight
Individual Tickets   $40 (More at the door)
Discounted Tables $375 / table

Albuquerque Convention Center Ballrooms, West Complex
401 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Sponsored by City of Albuquerque, U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union, Wells Fargo and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter. $5 of every ticket sold supports the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter Judith R. Harris Scholarship Fund.

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Dr. Lenton & Mrs. Joy Dell Malry, our 2017 Education Champions

The purpose of the Cotton Club Gala is to raise funds for youth serving organizations in the black community.  Now, in its 6th year, the gala has provided thousands of dollars to the Judith R. Harris Scholarship Fund administered by the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  In 2017, the Deltas will have been serving Albuquerque for 50 years.

Mrs. Joy Dell Malry is one of the founding members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter and is a major champion for education in our community.  Her husband, Dr. Lenton Malry was the first African American to receive a PhD in Education from the University of New Mexico and was the first African American to serve in the State Legislature.  With his wife’s encouragement and strong influence, Dr. Malry introduced the enabling legislation that brought kindergarten to New Mexico.  Mrs. Malry who was teaching on the reservation and in the community at that time noticed that children needed early intervention to be properly prepared for first grade.  Joy discussed the issue with Lenton and encouraged him to use his legislative position to fund early childhood education in New Mexico.

We are proud to honor Joy and Lenton Malry as our hosts for the 2017 Cotton Club Gala.

We hope to expand this event annually to include more organizations and more opportunities to raise funds for black youth pursuing higher education goals.  Please join us for an evening of edutainment, inspiration and celebration.

A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Judith R. Harris Scholarship Fund of the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Gala entertainment provided by Andrew Cooper & Co.

About the Judith R. Harris Scholarship Fund

Judith Harris PhotoJudith Rouse Harris passed away on June 7, 2010. Judith was an active trailblazing leader who served and volunteered on numerous boards and committees throughout the state of New Mexico. Judith served as Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Council of New Mexico for over 13 years. She was very active and a long-standing member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In keeping with the Sorority’s mission, a scholarship was named after Judith, whose countless efforts, steadfast devotion, and leadership were shown as she worked on a variety of public service projects which benefited the Albuquerque community.