Communities in Schools of NC Announces Wal-Mart as Presenting Sponsor of Sixth Annual North Carolina Education Ball

NC Education Ball to Benefit Communities in Schools of North Carolina on June 7.

Raleigh, NC, May 23, 2008 --( The North Carolina Education Ball, a fundraising event for Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), once again has the support of major state-wide corporations. Wal-Mart will serve as Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Education Ball entitled Mardi Gras, and All That Jazz.

Additional sponsors include GlaxoSmithKline as the H. Glenn Williams Power Of One Award Sponsor, AT&T as the Graeme M. Keith Student Leadership Award Sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as the Celebrate Leaders Sponsor, ABC11 WTVD as the Media Sponsor, and RBC Centura as the Invest In Success Sponsor. Platinum Sponsors include Cisco Systems, IBM, Ideopia and Wachovia.

Each year the event brings top elected officials, educators and business leaders to the capital city to commemorate education, as well as enjoy an original concert featuring Broadway and film veterans joined by top student talent from across the state of North Carolina. The annual ball honors educators and those involved with education across the state.

This year’s event is chaired by Chairman and CEO of Motricity, Ryan Wuerch and his wife, Shawntel. The 2008 North Carolina Education Ball will take place on June 7, 2008 at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, beginning at 6:00.

For more information about this year’s NC Education Ball, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit or contact Kate Kenney at

About Communities In Schools in North Carolina
Communities In Schools has earned its place as the nation’s leading community-based organizations helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. For two years in a row Worth Magazine ranked Communities In Schools as one of the “Top 100 Charities that will save the world”. There are 38 local operational programs in North Carolina serving 400 schools and other sites. During the past school year, CIS served over 100,000 youth and family members and it maintains a presence in the five largest school districts in North Carolina. For more information on CISNC visit

Graham Wilson