Sigma Gamma Rho hosts its Centennial Sorority Gala

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. Friday night, a sorority ball was held to help students achieve the dream of a college education.

Sigma Gamma Rho held its centennial scholarship ball at the Strathallan Hotel. It’s one of the nation’s leading historically Black sororities. Locally it’s given 30 local recipients nearly $18,000 in scholarships. And Friday night was all about raising money so they can continue to do that.

“This evening we had two awardees from the 2020 class and they said unexpected expenses like program fees, class fees, books, the scholarship was very helpful to them,” Yellow Tea Rose Foundation President Taneika Thompson said.

The sorority is also celebrating its 100th year.