Coast Young Professionals Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala

Coast Young Professionals Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala

Coast Young Professionals will host the 8th Annual Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala on June 15, 2016 at the Hard Rock LIVE located in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala is the most unpretentious gala along the Gulf Coast. It is an exceptional awards program that honors 10 of Coast Young Professionals members’ most accomplished and influential mentors with the “Forever Young” award and presents these awards on the night of the event. This gala provides an opportunity for young professionals and community leaders along the Mississippi Gulf Coast to give back while networking with other professionals along the Gulf Coast.

“Mentors are a crucial part of a young professional’s growth and development, both professionally and personally.  Being a mentor isn’t a small task.  It requires time, effort, and a genuine interest in the success and growth of others,” said Katie Widdows, Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala Chair.  “This event is our way to say thank you and recognize them for their selflessness, generosity, and commitment to ensure that the next generation continues to develop strong leaders and inspire young professionals to become a mentor themselves.”

Forever Young candidates are persons of professional integrity who exemplify the spirit of service to their professions and who have, by their leadership, made a significant contribution to the advancement of a Coast Young Professionals member’s career.

Tickets for the event are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets include admission, heavy hor d’oeuvres, a photo station, a cash bar, and an opportunity to network.

For additional information about the gala or to purchase tickets, contact Coast Young Professionals Director, Olivia Munn, at 228-604-0014.