Cotton Club III

Saturday, September 29, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Rudolph Jones Student Center Ballroom
Theme: Ladies Sing the Blues

Cotton Club III is Fayetteville State University's scholarship fundraising event celebrating our 150th Anniversary and highlighting the theme, Ladies Sing the Blues. We will commemorate the pioneering legacy of FSU and 150 years of academic excellence. Cotton Club III is reminiscent of the 1920's, complete with zoot suits, flapper dresses, hats, and wonderful music.  

Fayetteville State University serves as a beacon of light, hope, educational excellence, and leadership to our community, our state, and beyond. We believe that your investment in FSU will serve as a catalyst, helping to raise the visibility of the institution, to transform the lives of students, and to provide resources that will be used to sustain FSU in the future. Specifically, proceeds from this year's event will go to the Department of Performing and Fine Arts.

Thanks to Our Sponsors
FSU First Lady Sponsor $25,000


Billie Holiday Sponsor $10,000

FSU Development Corporation

Ethel Waters Sponsor $5,000

Carolina Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center
Metcon, Inc.
FSU Center for Defense & Homeland Security
DeViere, Evans, Callahan, Van Geons, and  Edwards
SfL+a Architects

Sarah Vaughn Sponsor $2,500

Dr. & Mrs. Jerome Ponder
The Junior League of Fayetteville
FSU National Alumni Association
Worley & Wiseman Funeral Homes
Gen. Rodney & Mrs. Linda Anderson
Piedmont Natural Gas
Fayetteville Observer
Cape Fear Valley Health System

Thanks to Our Patrons

Jeannette Council

Julian Brown

Cape Fear Eye Associates, P.A.

Evelyn Reeves

What to Wear

Want to add to the fun of the Gala? Plan your wardrobe by looking at the styles of the Roaring 20's or The Jazz Age.


  • Flapper style dresses
  • Dresses were knee length or slightly shorter
  • Accessories - necklaces and headbands
  • Shoes had shorter stockier heels - 2-3 inches


  • Vest or Bowties
  • White Button down with suspenders
  • Suits of solid colors or pin stripes
  • Fedoras or Cabbie Caps

50/50 Raffle

Tickets for the 50/50 Raffle will be available for sale prior to the event as well as the night of the event.
You can purchase your ticket from the Office of Advancement Services located in the Institutional Advancement Building (formerly the Continuing Education Building).

The goal is to sell 3,000 tickets at $5 each. Half of the proceeds will go to the winner, with the remaining half supporting the Arts at FSU.

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Aaramark Logo   

 Follett logo sponsor        FSU Development Corporation logo 

Carolina Oral logo Metcon Logo  FSU Center for Defense Logo 

DiVere logo    SFLA Architects  

Ponder OBGYN logo   Junior League of Fayetteville logo      Piedmont Natural Gas 

  worley logo   wiseman logo Cape Fear Valley logo      Fayetteville Observer logo

 NCDOT logo   Five star logoFSU NAA logo