Davie Community Foundation Rolls out the Red Carpet!
It was a beautiful evening on May 5th as college and high school scholars arrived at the Triple J Manor House in Mocksville to be recognized for their achievements. Family, friends, Davie Community Foundation board members and scholarship donors were there to celebrate and cheer as the 2022 scholarship recipients walked the red carpet!
“We enjoyed it so much last year and heard great feedback from both donors and scholars that we decided to make the Red-Carpet Scholarship Reception an annual event,” said Melissa O’Connor, Foundation Senior Program Officer. “Connecting our scholars with the donors who are investing in them continues to be rewarding to both the donors and the scholars. We hear stories of the neat relationships that have formed, and even job opportunities that have come about from the connections they have made.”
“We have always tried to provide an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet and talk with the donors who made the award possible. We believe the intergenerational conversations are important and usually lead to more dedicated students,” said Jane Simpson, foundation president and CEO. Students tend to work harder when they know who is investing in their education.”
Thus far in 2022, Davie Community Foundation has awarded $271,446 in scholarships to 104 high school and college students. Graduate and Healthcare focused scholarships will be awarded this summer.