Thank you to the more than 50 neighbors who came out to Dock Street in uncertain weather for our 12th Annual Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser on April 14th!
We are additionally grateful to Ainy’e Clarke, one of 2018’s TWELVE scholarship award recipients, who was able to join us and share the genuine impact these funds and community support have had on her and her studies.
These scholarship funds exemplify the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors! To date, this year’s median donation is $100, and over 79% percent of our donors live in Cedar Park with almost the entire remainder coming from other West Philadelphia neighborhoods. We have raised approximately 70% of the funds necessary to match last year’s award numbers and amounts, and keep scholars motivated with care packages and academic break get-togethers.
To help us reach our goal, donate online or write a check to “Cedar Park Neighbors” memo line “Scholarships Committee” and mail to 4740 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143. Donations of any amount are appreciated! Sponsor donations with opportunities for recognition remain available - levels listed below.
Additionally, Cedar Park Neighbors’ Annual Meeting on Monday, April 15th will feature a Scholarship Applicant Information Session. The 2019 Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship applications will be available in early May with the deadline to apply will be June 15, 2019 5:00 p.m. EST. .
Special thanks to our in-kind contributors, DJ Anthony Porter, Dock Street Brewery for helping defray fundraiser food costs, and Clarkville for covering the scholars’ Winter Social.
Finally, please mark your calendar for Friday, July 12th for the Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship award ceremony in Cedar Park at 49th and Baltimore. The ceremony will take place during the 7:00 p.m. set break for the evening’s Cedar Park Jazz concert. In addition to presenting the scholarship awards to recipients, we will also be recognizing our sponsor level donors.
Sustaining Neighbor $1,000-$2,499
Fleming Family Fund
Benefactor Neighbor $500-$999
Fred Wolfe, Jr.
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
Patron Neighbor $250-$499
Amara Rockar & Mustapha Berkshan
Duwayne Terry & Julia Katz Terry
Loco Pez West Philly
Melani Lamond, Realtor at City Block Team with Compass
Phil & Jocelyn Scribano