Board of Directors
LaShonda J. Holloway, Founder
Tonya M. Austin
Dionne M. Clayton, Secretary
Irvin B. Cohen
Tosha D. Haynes, Treasurer
Dr. Edythe M. Abdullah
Dr. Solomon L. Badger, III
Terry L. Fields
Celestine M. Smith, M.S.
The Celebration of Life
The Seventh Annual Celebration of Life will be held on
Saturday, August 17, 2013 – SAVE the DATE!
The Celebration of Life Annual Benefit comprises a Concert, raffle and Silent Auction that culminates into a Scholarship for determined and deserving students majoring in the disciplines of Health and Science at schools where they are under represented.
The 6th Annual Celebration of Life Benefit Fundraiser was held Saturday, November 10, 2012.
We had a wonderful time at the 6th Annual Celebration of Life Benefit! We are thankful to our sponsors, and the many people who came out to join us in an exciting evening. There were games, raffles, a silent auction, and many surprises sprinkled throughout the evening. The BEST part was when we awarded 3 scholarships to determined and deserving students who are majoring in Nursing, Speech Pathology and Pre-Med respectively. This year’s scholarship winners were Whitney Lester, Raven Minor, and Jessica Polote. Indeed, the children our our future.
Please make plans to join us for next year’s 7th Annual Celebration of Life Benefit to be held Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 7pm with a surprise National Speaker. If you would like to Volunteer or become a Sponsor for The Celebration of Life Annual Benefit please contact us on the web at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Benefit was held from 7 until 11 PM, in the lobby of the Aetna/Baptist Building, 841 Prudential, Jacksonville, Florida.
During the evening, the guests at the Benefit enjoyed:
- Black Jack
- Bid Whist
And another fun activity, bidding on a variety of items at the Silent Auction, which includes a 42′ Color, Flat Screen TV
For more information about the Spirit of the event, please see the 6th Annual Celebration of Life PDF
The Scholarship is managed by LJ Holloway & Associates, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization organized under the I.R.S. Section 501 (c) (3) and governed by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board (all of whom are committed to the community and experienced in education).
Annual award amounts vary according to the funds raised. Typically, the Board awards three Scholarships and each recipient receives between $500 and $1000 annually with the Goal of an Endowed Scholarship. Institutions, recipients and amounts are determined by the Board.
Have more questions about the 6th Annual Celebration of Life Benefit? Please Call 1.888.586.2242, e-mail email@example.com, or Contact Us.
THANK YOU for making the FIFTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE a success! In 2011, we awarded 5 Scholarships to determined and deserving Students from Jacksonville and that would not have been possible without your generous donations.
The highlight for the standing room only crowd was Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, renown Neurosurgeon who was the first to successfully separate Siamese twins. During the address, Dr. Carson admonished the more than 300 guests who were packed in the Jacksonville Public Library to THINK BIG. We give sincere thanks to Dr. Carson for accepting our invitation to inspire our students and our community.
Photos from the event may be viewed on Jacksonville.com click on the link below: http://photos.jacksonville.com/mycapture/category.asp?eventID=1358536&CategoryID=57820
Photos by Tonya M. Austin – www.jacksonville.com
A Word from our Students
“This scholarship meant that the sleepless nights, early mornings, and investment in my future had finally paid off. My family who have supported me from the beginning had their efforts recognized as well. The scholarship for me and my family is not the end of a chapter, but just the beginning of my story.”
— Brandon Myers (‘08), Graduate of Florida A & M University
“The LJ Holloway Scholarship Fund provided the essentials I needed to ensure a positive, productive future. I am so honored that I received the scholarship and I look forward to future students receiving it as well.” — Clifton Green III (’10), Student of University of North Florida
“It was such a blessing to receive the Freedia M. Smith Scholarship at the Celebration of Life Annual Benefit. It was hard to focus during study and worry about finances to finish school. — Shannon Faulk (’09), Candidate for an Associates Degree in Nursing at Florida State College at Jacksonville.