Donna Terrell to host chancellor’s benefit for the arts

" "FOX16 News Anchor Donna Terrell will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the 30th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts. Sponsored by FBT Bank and Mortgage, the event will be held February 18 at the Pine Bluff Country Club. The black-tie gala will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception and silent auction followed by a dinner and program at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person.

An anchor for weekdays at 5:30PM and 9PM, Terrell joined FOX16 in February of 2004. She arrived in Little Rock from Detroit, Michigan, where she served as Anchor for WKBD-TV and WWJ-TV. Before moving to Detroit, she worked at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. Terrell also held anchoring and reporting positions in South Bend, Indiana and Battle Creek, Michigan.

Throughout her broadcast career, Terrell has been honored with several awards. She was most recently earning a Regional Emmy Award for her work as a News Anchor. She also won the National American Legion Fourth Estate Award and an Associated Press Award for her special reports on Grieving a Child. She garnered two more Emmy Awards for her work bringing light to cosmetic surgery and breast cancer issues. She has been nominated for many other Emmy Awards including a story she did involving Arkansas’ Little Rock 9, a story she covered on her daughter’s battle with colon cancer and for her work as an Anchor. Donna also earned an Associated Press Award for her story on the controversial patients’ Right To Die.

Terrell is fully committed to community service. She created Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises money for liquid nutrition for survivors of colon and other cancers currently in treatment and needing financial assistance. Yoga Warriors is in memory of her daughter Queah (pronounced: Quaya) who died from colon cancer but during her battle found benefits from yoga.  Yoga Warriors has at least one free community-wide yoga fundraising event each year. In addition, Terrell is a current board member for Women and Children First, a domestic violence facility. She is a former board member for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House.  She has also served as an Ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

Terrell has a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University and is also a member of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

Tickets may be purchased in the Development Office, located in Childress Hall on the UAPB campus or by phone at 575-8701 or 575-8703.

Corporate/group/individual sponsorships are available at the following levels:

  • Renaissance/Presenting Sponsor ($5,000) – Reserved seating for sixteen (2 tables); Full page, full color ad and listing as Renaissance Sponsor in the souvenir program and all promotional materials; Stage presence during the event for presenting awards to honorees; and Recognition as sponsor for master classes in the arts at UAPB
  • Iconoclast ($3,000) – Reserved seating for eight (1 table); Full page, grayscale (black and white) ad and listing as an Iconoclast Sponsor in the souvenir program; and Listing as a contributing sponsor in promotional materials
  • Master ($1,500) – Reserved seating for six; Half page, full color ad and listing as a Master Sponsor in the souvenir program; and Listing as a contributing sponsor in promotional materials
  • Ingénue ($1,000) – Reserved seating for four; Half page grayscale (black and white) ad and listing as an Ingénue Sponsor in the souvenir program; and Listing as a contributing sponsor in promotional materials
  • Apprentice ($500) – Reserved seating for two; Listing as an Apprentice Sponsor in the souvenir program; and Listing as a contributing sponsor in promotional materials

For more information about the event, visit www.uapb.edu/benefit.

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