Preservation Park Cities Presented Scholarships to Two Highland Park High School Graduates
(Featured photo: Deborah Brown, PPC; Grey Webster, Elise Waterston.)*
Preservation Park Cities (PPC) presented Highland Park High School graduating seniors Grey Webster and Elise Waterston each with a $1,000 scholarship gifted through the Highland Park Education Foundation Tartan Fund/Preservation Park Cities Endowment for 2022. The scholarships are given annually to a student or students interested in architecture or history which reflects PPC’s passion for the significance of historic preservation.
Over the past several years, PPC has expanded its commitment to education in the Park Cities. In 2011, the organization’s board voted to allocate funds from the Historic Home Tour, the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and the Classic & Antique Car Show to create an endowment with the Highland Park Education Foundation. PPC and its supporters have built the endowment in excess of $250,000. It provides the annual underwriting for the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School and scholarships for deserving HPHS graduating seniors interested in architecture or history, reflecting our organization’s passion for the significance of historic preservation. Burton Rhodes is president of Preservation Park Cities.
Bradley Sanders once again will be the Distinguished History Chair funded for another three years at $10,000 each year by PPC. PPC is pleased to partner with the school district to emphasize the importance of education and comprehension of the rich heritage of our unique community.
The mission of Preservation Park Cities is to celebrate and promote the preservation of Park Cities architecture, history, aesthetics, and cultural traditions. Proceeds of the Luncheon and Home Tour will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PPC archives at the University Park Library, fund PPC’s landmarking initiatives, award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history and fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School.
Membership in PPC is open to the community. For more information visit www.preservationparkcities.org
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Preservation Park Cities and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles eBuzz.)