2009 Awards Event
Committed to changing lives through the arts, the ScottCares Foundation awarded nine Forsyth County high school students scholarships totaling over $6,500 recently.
The 3rd Annual ScottCares Foundation 2009 Scholarship & Humanitarian Awards was held on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 6pm at the Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, Sycamore Ballroom I, II, & III. This event was exceedingly successful with approximately 130 attendees. Emcees for this event were radio personalities Renee Vaughn and Marty Freeman of 97.1WQMG. The featured keynote speaker was “Scene & Heard” columnist and local author Leigh Somerville McMillan. The musical entertainment was a live jazz band, The Love Jones Orchestra and scholarship recipient, Marilyn Bledsoe, performing an Etta James’ classic “At Last” during the ceremony. A dinner buffet meal was also served. The ambiance was immaculate, the dinner was delicious and the hosts greeted everyone graciously and promptly. It was truly a night to remember!
There were also many special guests bringing greetings such as Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Vivian Burke, and the North Carolina House of Representatives including Rep. Larry Womble, and Rep. Earline Parmon.
“The entire ScottCares Foundation always looks forward to the awards event. It's a time when Forsyth County's best and brightest stars, students and humanitarians, are celebrated for their tremendous efforts in arts, education, technology and community service,” said Scott Abdul-Salaam, president and founder of the ScottCares Foundation. “It is also an event for the community to learn more and more about ScottCares and who we are as one of the city's newest non-profit organizations. We invite them to get to know us and join our efforts.”
2009 ScottCares Foundation Scholarship Recipients
2009 Humanitarian Honorees: Art, Education, Technology, and Community Service