The Willie D. Davis Scholarship Fund will award twenty-five Milwaukee area high school students, $2000.00 scholarships at the organization’s twentieth anniversary awards banquet.
Since its inception in 1991, the Fund, formerly known as The 1290 Scholarship Fund, has awarded more than $1,000,000.00 to 450 deserving students. An impressive number of the recipients have finished college and have gone on to play valuable roles in this city and beyond.
President and CEO of All-Pro Broadcasting, Willie Davis says of the opportunity to provide support for young people, “I take pride in this scholarship program.
When we launched the Fund twenty years ago, our vision was to provide real opportunities for young people to achieve their goal of acquiring a higher education.
With the support of our partners, we have been able to impact the lives of nearly 500 students and their families in positive and significant ways. That’s so important to me and will always be.”
Don Rosette, chairman of the board of the Willie D. Davis Scholarship Fund says, “Twenty years of giving back to the community with an emphasis on educating our youth is quite an accomplishment.
“I am most grateful to our many benefactors in Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin, the nation at large and Willie Davis.”
This year’s event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee on Thursday, April 28. The keynote speaker is nationally syndicated talk show host, Warren Ballentine, known to his audience as “The Truth Fighter”.
Ballentine offers this salute to the honorees of this year’s event, “Congratulations to the 2011 class of recipients of the Willie D. Davis Scholarship. I look forward to delivering an empowering message that will uplift not only the students but the adults as well!”
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the studios of 1290 WMCS-AM, 4222 West Capital Drive during business hours. Tickets are $40 each and $375 for a table of ten.
For more information about the Willie D. Davis Scholarship Fund, log onto 1290wmcs.com or call 414-444-1290.