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UTRS Supports Settlement Music School's 103rd Gala

Cherry Hill, N.J., March 31, 2011—Universal Technical Resource Services, Inc. (UTRS) is supporting the Settlement Music School in its mission to educate and inspire members of the local community. UTRS CEO Jerry Wright and his wife Clara will be co-chairing the school's 103rd Gala at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia on April 9, 2011. A member of Settlement's Camden branch board for several years, Jerry is dedicated to the growth and education of today's youth.

Jerry WrightThis year, UTRS donated four benefactor-level tickets to the Gala. According to Jerry, "Even in this depressed economy, we are happy to report that the donations are still coming in, and we are expecting this year's Gala to surpass funds raised in the previous year. Words cannot express our gratitude for the overwhelming support from UTRS and our community."

Settlement Music School was founded in 1908 as the music program of the College Settlement in Philadelphia's Southwark section. The program grew rapidly from volunteers offering piano lessons for a nickel to a full program of instruction in all musical instruments taught by professionals, including several members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Today, Settlement Music School is the largest community school of the arts in the United States, with six locations in South, West and Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown, Willow Grove, and Camden, New Jersey. Settlement's mission is to provide children and adults with the highest quality individual and group instruction and activity in music, dance and the related arts. The school offers a wide range of programs for preschool and school age children, adults, and seniors.

For those interested in supporting the Settlement Music School, tickets are still available for the 103rd Gala. For more information on ticket prices and donations, please visit www.smsmusic.org/gala or contact Joseph Nebistinsky at 215-320-2683.

For the first time, a luxury raffle is being offered. For just $20, you have an opportunity to win prizes such as a one-week stay at a bayfront property in Avalon, N.J., and a golf outing at Laurel Creek Country Club in Mount Laurel, N.J., with former NFL players Beasley Reece, Irving Fryar, and Jeremiah Trotter! Tickets will be sold through March 25, 2011, and then will be available only on the night of the Gala. Click here to purchase tickets.

The drawing will be held at the anniversary gala on April 9; attendance is not necessary to win.

For more information, call 215-320-2650 or visit www.smsmusic.org/gala.