TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Emmy-nominated actress and Tallahassee native Cheryl Hines will be visiting Leon High School this Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Hines is visiting to support to the Leon HS Foundation’s “Keep Leon Strong” campaign to raise $1 million for a permanent endowment for Leon High School. She will spend the day visiting students at the school; and, later that afternoon (4 to 6 p.m.), she will be the guest of honor at a reception hosted by the Leon Foundation.
Guests at the reception will include local officials Jackie Pons, Bryan Desloge, Gil Ziffer and Scott Maddox, former City Commissioner Mark Mustian, and many community leaders including Laura Rogers and Tim Jansen. Other invited guests will include Leon alumni, parents and friends.
After a reception in the foyer of Leon High School, several student groups will perform for Hines and reception guests in the recently refurbished Leon High auditorium.
The Leon Foundation was established in 1981 with the goal of raising funds to enrich the academic and extracurricular experiences of Leon High School students. Since its inception, the Leon Foundation has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the school.
Recently, the Leon Foundation launched the $1 million endowment campaign to provide Leon High students a consistent stream of funds that will be available in perpetuity to meet their educational needs and continue to fulfill the mission of the Leon Foundation.
Hines is a 1983 graduate of Leon High School, where she was very active in the school’s performing arts department. She was nominated for an Emmy for her work on HBO’s critically acclaimed “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and currently stars in the ABC comedy “Suburgatory”. She has also starred and appeared in numerous movies, including “RV” with Robin Williams.