The Fortune Foundation is hosting its first annual Fortune Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at The Society Lounge in Silver Spring, MD from 3 pm – 7 pm. The event boasts a guest list of more than 250 attendees who will experience an afternoon of food, live music, guest speakers, raffles and much more. The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is one of the many sponsors for this charitable event.
The Fortune Foundation – established in 2013 – is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of minority youth by offering educational scholarships, leadership development, mentoring and tutoring, and college preparation to high school students living in South Florida and the Metropolitan D.C. areas. The goal is to equip the participating youth in these areas with the resources to become next-generation leaders and positively impact their surrounding communities and society as a whole.
The event is being held to support the Fortune Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship – awarded each year to three graduating minority high school seniors who excel academically and exemplify outstanding leadership. Donations and contributions to the organization will also allow the organization to offer minority students a range of enrichment opportunities, such as college fairs and field trips.
The Fortune Foundation focuses primarily on the areas of academic excellence, leadership, mentorship and college readiness. “Bizzell believes in giving back to our community, particularly our youth, who will be tomorrow’s leaders,” Bizzell CEO, Dr. Anton Bizzell, said in a statement. “When presented with this opportunity, we jumped at the chance to offer support as a sponsor.”
To learn more about the Fortune Foundation, visit: http://www.fortune-foundation.com.