Davie Community Foundation Rolls out the Red Carpet!
As high school seniors arrived at Triple J Manor House on May 6th the paparazzi were there to snap photos of the 2021 Scholars! Family, friends, board members and scholarship donors watched as the students walked the red carpet to accept their scholarship awards.
In years past, the Foundation hosted “A Night at the Oscars” to honor scholars and donors and give them an opportunity to meet. The scholarship program – now in its 18th year – has continued to grow and be more successful each year. With this success came the need to find a meaningful way to continue to both honor the scholars and connect them with their scholarship donors. The Red Carpet Reception felt like a perfect way to accomplish both without a three-hour program!
“We believe that connecting our scholars with the donors who are investing in them is very important,” said Melissa O’Connor, Foundation Program Officer. “Young people seem to be more dedicated in their studies after they spend time talking with the individuals who are investing in their Education. It is also very rewarding for the donors to meet and talk with the leaders of the future.”
Thus far in 2021, Davie Community Foundation has awarded $262,830 in scholarships to 89 high school and college students. Graduate and Healthcare focused scholarships will be awarded later this year.
The Red Carpet Reception would not be possible without generous sponsors. Special thanks to: Alan and Tiffany Lakey, Chad and Jessica Yarbrough, Charles and Patsy Crenshaw, David and Candy Poplin, DC Cruisers, Doug and Jennifer Hanes, Dr. Bill Steed, Flow Honda, Hoyt and Linda Dorsett, J. Gregory Matthews, Attorney at Law, Johnson Insurance, Lance and Lisa Featherngill, Meg Brown Home Furnishings, One Shot Photography, Phil and Darlene Fuller, Royal Limousine.