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2019 Awards Luncheon

Join us on May 18, 2019 for a celebration of Promise

We hope you will be with us as we give thanks for the living promise of a past generation and share in the joy and promise of our current rising generation.


Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 11:30 am

Address: Parish Hall
64 Norfield Rd, Weston, CT 06883

Light fare & Refreshments served

Registration: $75/person; Children under 12 are welcome at no cost

Proceeds from this event benefit DDWSF scholarships and programming designed to support our scholars throughout their college journeys and beyond.

The David & Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. The tax deductible portion of the $75/guest cost is $50.

Meet our 2019 Scholars

Come and Meet our 2019 DDWSF Scholarship Recipients! With personalized videos and messages to share, these young people provide the continued inspiration for our work and the hope for tomorrow!

Mistress of Ceremonies

Thrilled to introduce our MC for An Afternoon of Scholarship & Song’s celebrations – Meesha Brown, Executive Director of PCI Media Impact.
Meesha has over 20 years of experience in education and communication for development.  Before PCI Media, Meesha served as Director of Literacy for New York City Public schools where she led system-wide change initiatives to improve teaching practices and bolster support to educators.  She lent her talents and vision to DDWSF’s 2018 Strategic Planning process and has been a great friend to our organization!

Featured Musician

Enjoy an afternoon of uplifting and inspiring music provided by the award winning American mezzo-soprano, Kate Jackman. Called “winningly wily and dauntless” by the Boston Classical Review, Ms. Jackman is a multifaceted musician and actress, fresh off a run as Mercedes in Annapolis Opera’s Carmen.

For more about Kate Jackman, visit www.katejackman.com

Guest Speaker

A 2012 DDWSF Scholar recipient, Chelsea Saunders is now an illustrator and designer residing in New York. After studying neuroscience for two years, she realized her passion was art. Since graduating from Boston University in 2016, she has decided to pursue her dream of specializing in editorial illustration. Her work has been published in Current Affairs Magazine, The Nib, and more. Chelsea has created a custom comic on a major issue in higher education for DDWSF that will be UNVEILED at An Afternoon of Scholarship & Song! Check out this SNEAK PEEK!!

Special Awards

With great pleasure, the DDWSF Board of Directors awards Helen Cha-Pyo with the 2019 Mother Dovetta Leadership Award, an honor reserved for individuals who demonstrate leadership and service in action. Ms. Cha-Pyo has had a distinguished career which includes founding the Riverside Music Educational Program, which aids thousands of inner-city students in New York City; acting as Music Director and Conductor of the Empire State Youth Orchestraa from September 2002 to June 2018, inspiring hundreds of young musicians to perform at the highest levels; and currently serving as Artistic Director Designate of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts and Conductor of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. Wharton Arts is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 1,400 students from 13 different counties of New Jersey. Learn more about this remarkable Maestra on her website www.helenchapyo.com and come and meet her in person on May 18th!


Sponsors welcome: Email ExecutiveDirector@wilsonfund.org

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