(Featured photo: Host Committee: From top left: Doris Jacobs, Linda Ivy, Cathy Cothrum, Barbara Daseke, Dee Simmons, Karen Seanor, Connie Carreker, Elaine Everett, Christin Martin, Suzanne Palmlund, Betsy Crousen, Kay Hammond; Advisory chair Carmaleta Whiteley Felton and Tea chair, Rose Gault.)*
Bring a friend and join in supporting the second annual United for Heroes Tea and Mother Daughter Fashion Show on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the fabulous Belo Mansion in Dallas to benefit the Army Scholarship Foundation and provide educational opportunities for our military families.
Chaired by Rose Gault, President of the Army Scholarship Foundation with Carmaleta Whiteley Felton as Advisory Chair, this event is crucial to help provide funding for scholarships for the children and spouses of Army families and is supported by numerous sponsors and underwriters.
Honorary Chairs for the event are Lucy Billingsley and Carmen Hancock. This year’s Mother Daughter Fashion Show will feature the latest spring and summer fashionable frocks and more styles from Betty Reiter and children’s fashions from Kidbiz.
Last year’s tea was held at the Crow Library and featured refreshments and a delightful presentation by Royal Chef Darren McGrady, chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, the Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry for fifteen years. A moving testimonial by scholarship recipient Ms. Samantha Nance highlighted the struggles and triumphs facing many military families today. The event concluded with a series of mesmerizing musical performances by professional opera singers Rezeda Raskiewicz, Jared Duncan and pianist Igor Chernyshev.
Models include business and community leaders and friends who will be walking the fashion runway along with their children showcasing the latest styles. A special musical tribute will be presented by Ellen Batch of Cherry Valley, California.
Host committee members are Betsy Crousen, Connie Carreker, Barbara Daseke, Linda Ivy, Dee Simmons, Karen Seanor, Carmaleta Whiteley Felton, Wendy Jenkins, Christine Martin, Kathy Cothrum, Elaine Everitt, Kay Hammond, Doris Jacobs, Suzanne Palmlund, and Rose Gault.
Please join us for a fun afternoon!
Since 2001, the Army Scholarship Foundation has provided hundreds of academic scholarships to military family members. The Foundation was established in 2001 by a group of Army veterans to serve our military families by helping children and spouses of soldiers fulfill their dreams of higher education.
Tickets range from $175 to $500 each, and sponsor and underwriter benefits include preferred seating, special program visibility, and more.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Foundation is to provide college scholarships to the sons and daughters of those who have served our nation honorably as soldiers in the United States Army and to provide college scholarships to spouses of enlisted soldiers serving on active duty in the United States Army.
History: In the year 2000, a handful of U.S. Army veterans joined together to develop plans for establishing a foundation to assist the needy sons and daughters of soldiers and Army veterans in achieving their dreams of higher education. It was the vision of these Army veterans that the Foundation would grow and be able to benefit an ever increasing number of deserving children of soldiers.
In 2001, the Internal Revenue Service recognized the Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, making all donations to the Foundation fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.
In 2017, the Army Scholarship Foundation awarded a record 126 scholarships to deserving Army family members in pursuit their educational dreams. Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships averaging approximately $1,000 each. Unfortunately, many highly qualified applicants do not receive awards due to lack of funding.
The Army Scholarship Foundation continues today as an all-volunteer organization, run by caring individuals seeking to assist Army family members in their educational pursuits as a small way of saying “thank you” for the many sacrifices made by Army families.
Photo by Dana Driensky.
Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent the Army Scholarship Foundation.