By JoAnn Fields
San Diego, CA: The San Diego Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Banquet took place on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Malcolm X Library in Southeastern San Diego. $25,000 in scholarships was awarded to 4 local students. The MLK Foundation’s Golf Classic is their signature event to raise scholarship funds for deserving graduating seniors in the San Diego Unified School District. Participants were greeted by Reece Jarrett, President of the San Diego MLK Foundation Board of Directors. In attendance included board members Dr. Dorothy L. Smith, Rev. George Walker Smith and Mrs. Tom Carter.
“The San Diego Unified School District is extremely blessed to receive scholarships from the San Diego Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation. Your continued support has provided students the opportunity to pursue a higher education annually. I would like to thank Reece and Regina Jarrett, all the sponsors, staff and volunteers that made this event a success for our community’s children and for keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream alive! I look forward to celebrating with all of you again next year at the 25th Annual MLK Golf Classic,” states Vice-President Trustee Marne Foster.
“The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Banquet was a huge success due to the support of our dedicated sponsors. Without their support we would not be able to provide meaningful scholarships to our most deserving youth in the San Diego Unified School District. I’d like to give special thanks to our sponsors State Farm Insurance and TaylorMade for their major sponsorship of this year’s event. I look forward to celebrating our 25th Annual MLK Golf Classic and Scholarship Banquet next year,” shares Reece Jarrett, President, San Diego Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation.
The San Diego MLK Jr. Foundation has served graduating seniors from the San Diego Unified School District with scholarships, college preparatory counseling and other resources such as Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation courses. They also provide students with financial support to assist in their transition to college life, which quite often means moving far away from home. The vast majority of this work is provided through a network of volunteers and does not impact scholarship dollars. To obtain more information regarding the San Diego MLK Foundation’s activities and programs, please visit their office at 2250 4th Ave., Suite 300, San Diego, 92101 or call (619) 686-5959