Welcome to the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation 2020 Virtual Gala Fundraiser and Silent Auction.
This is the time of year when the foundation celebrates our scholarship winners during a festive event. However, we know that we are living in unusual times. Due to COVID-19 the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation will not host an in-person scholarship gala this year. In compliance with the state and health officials, we are honoring social distancing, but our MISSION continues!
Covid-19 will NOT disrupt or defeat us in our commitment to male youth development and education. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, creative minds, and compassionate giving. We will be “Virtually Victorious”.
Our mission is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER, and ENCOURAGE young black men in our community, young men who are often overlooked by society and counted out. This year we celebrate a group of young men have achieved and survived a year of being forced out of dorms and into virtual learning. They have been cheated of graduation ceremonies, proms, and athletic championships.
Through all of these challenges they have prevailed and we want to honor and support them in their academic accomplishments and goals.
Our foundation is able to award these young men with scholarships because of your generous support. We know that these are challenging and stressful times for you, our sponsors and donors, both financially and mentally. Your gift makes a huge difference in their lives. Your donation and auction participation will ensure that we have the funding possible to award the 2020-2021 scholars. We ask that you peruse the online auction, find something you like for yourself or to purchase for a family member or friend.
Didn’t find an auction item? Please donate $73 as a birthday gift (tax-deductible) in honor of Ezekiel Taylor, whom the foundation is named after. Your gift will ensure that our students receive scholarships to continue their educational pursuit. Get dressed up, grab your glass of wine, join us, and enjoy a “Virtually Victorious” experience.
Thank you so much for investing in our youth.
Tenisha Taylor, President & CEO
Brenda L. Bryant, Treasurer & Auction Chairperson