Pittsburgh is known for jazz music and using that great jazz music to celebrate any and every occasion. On June 11, at the LeMont Restaurant the Ivy Charitable Endowment, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presented their first Jazz Scholarship Brunch.
Guests enjoyed a fabulous brunch and the sweet sounds of Anita Levels and The Levels Group. Event chairperson, Annetta Walker and the ICE Fundraising Committee combined efforts for this inaugural event.
Scholarships were presented to achievers who will attend a historically Black college or university in the fall. The 2016 recipients, both receiving $1,500 included Brea Dixon a graduate of Penn Hills High School. Dixon will attend Spelman College and Ashley Bridges a Quaker Valley High School graduate heading to North Carolina State University.
The mothers of both young ladies beamed with pride as their daughters received their scholarships. A non-traditional scholarship/achievement award was presented to Ruthie Rea, Pittsburgh Arsenal K-5 Principal. Rea is pursuing a doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She received $2,000.
ICE was founded 20 years ago and is responsible for enrichment programs that include the Pearl Academy and the Cultured Pearls Cotillion. The programs are designed to empower and strengthen young women.
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