Saturday, October 3 • 8-9 p.m.


Hope Moves Us Forward

Let's Go!


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Martin University will host Hope Moves Us Forward: Let’s Go! a unique and exciting virtual fundraising event, sponsored by Strada Education Network, Central Indiana Community Foundation, and First Financial Bank, on Saturday, October 3, from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, streaming live from


Special guests, local celebrities, and musical performances  will appear throughout the event. There will also be a Silent Auction featuring leisure activities like Let’s Go outdoor adventures for hiking, boating, and skiing, private catered dinners; wine tasting hosted by a Sommelier specializing in all aspects of wine and food pairing, and other exciting travel packages.


Proceeds from this event will fund the Martin WORKS initiative and the Center for Racial Equity and Inclusion and student scholarships as they embark upon their education at Martin University.

“The theme of  “Hope Moves Us Forward: Let’s Go!” said Martin President Dr. Sean Huddleston, symbolizes  “Martin’s mission to educate and encourage all people of every race and nationality that starting with HOPE - you can move forward and reach new heights with Martin WORKS Education, Internship, and Employment.

Various community leaders and organizations have already shown their support of Martin by committing to major gift donations. We encourage you to match their financial support of Martin WORKS and to move forward with hope and take alternate paths to reach long lasting change in education, employment, and racial equity.


If you would like to help Martin University students by making a donation, please contact Gayle Spicer at 317-543-3093 or


TiWanna A. Kenney, BAS
​Consultant & Principal Auctioneer

TiWanna A. Kenney (TK) was the first African American woman to earn the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist Designation through the National Auctioneer Association (2016). She is the Founder and Principal Auctioneer of Astounding Auctions and puts a focus on creating equity and support for women and people of color in the auction industry. After just 3 short years in the auction industry she wrote and implemented a state approved curriculum for Auctioneering Basics at McLennan Community College. Over 50 students have completed the course taught 3 times per year.

Being a fundraising auctioneer, she helps nonprofits achieve their fundraising goals by inspiring philanthropy at live fundraising events. As an active member of the National and Texas Auctioneer Association, TK, works closely with industry leaders to develop professional standards in the ever changing industry. TK is passionate about helping others live their best lives and achieve their entrepreneurial dreams by mentoring veteran entrepreneurs as they grow their business through Bunker Labs programming. Additionally, TK coaches and prepares entrepreneurs for pitch competitions.

Highly energetic, she leaves a memorable mark on those she encounters. TK’s favorite past time? Being a cheerleader to her son, Matthew, a senior at UNT.

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