Nearly a year after the death of former UNC President William Friday, a gala in his honor Friday night will raise money for a cause near to his heart -- access to education.
The $250 per person event will feature cocktails and dancing to an orchestra at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. About a 100 people are expected to attend.
Proceeds will benefit free and low-cost educational opportunities at the continuing education center, which recently established the Friday Adult Learner Scholarship for part-time students at the university.
The event is sponsored by the Friday Center and co-chaired by philanthropist Ann Goodnight and former state Sen. Howard Lee.
-- Jane Stancill