The Dream4It Foundation raises funds to support numerous educational initiatives designed to provide youth with scholarships for higher education to empower them to successful careers, awards special grants to organizations that provide vital and exemplary human services, and publicly honors individuals whose humanitarian deeds substantially improve the quality of life Maryland State citizens. The Dream 4 It, Inc. is a non-profit IRS-501(c) (3) tax Exempt Corporation. Anthony Brown serves as the President of the Foundation. To date, the Foundation has awarded some $144,000.00 in scholarships and book stipends. In addition to its general scholarship fund, two families have approved special scholarship designations in honor of their loved ones.

The Reginald Combs Memorial Scholarship honors a special, spiritual man, who put God and family above all else. The value of a good education was high on his list of priorities. Taken out of school to work at the age of 13, he didn’t have the opportunity that so many of us have. Yet he remained determined to give his family the opportunity that he was not afforded. He worked five different jobs to send his three children to private schools and to college. Such was his commitment to family and the value of a good education. Understand any donation, regardless of the amount, can do what Mr. Combs always sought to do… ignite a light of hope and possibility. Please consider a legacy donation and keep the spirit of Mr. Combs, Reggie, Uncle Reginald, Granddad…Dad, alive. Mr. Combs passed away at the age of 99. Click Here to make a donation.

 

 

 

The Mark Edward Griffin Memorial Scholarship. Caring, Sincere, Energetic and Compassionate are some of the words family, friends, co-workers, church members and colleagues would use to describe Mark Edward Griffin. Conversation came easy to Mark, as he encountered people from all walks of life. Abraham Lincoln said, in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count – it’s the life in your years.” For 53 years, Mark lived a life of Love, Impact and Inspiration. The Lord called him to an even greater victory in March 2017. With a generous financial gift from New Birth Family Church under the direction of Bishop Stephen A. Davis, donations from beloved family and friends, and the cooperation of Mark’s wife of 20-years, Sonja D. Griffin, the Dream 4 It Foundation proudly announces the Mark Edward Griffin Memorial Scholarship. The Educational Scholarship will celebrate many of the things Mark loved – encouraging young people, the State of Georgia, his alma-mater, Towson University and, his unwavering faith and trust in God. Click Here to make a donation.

 

The ChuJac Scholarship

Proudly Administered by the Dream 4 It Foundation  

Chuckie T. and Jacqueline C. McGuire have established the ChuJac Scholarship to support students attending Historically Black Colleges.  The McGuire’s have lived lives of SERVICE and our honored to support the dreams of young people.  They also believe in keeping the nation’s HBCU’s alive! You may contribute to either of these Specific Legacy Scholarships. Click Here to make a donation.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life is a Song Worth Singing

The Marjorie Rebecca Farnum Scholarship

“I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free.” These familiar lyrics continue to fill Houses of Worship and Concert Halls all over the world – providing a spiritual declaration celebrating the role of music and song in the lives of persons from all walks of life. This recognition, music, and caring, lay the foundation for The Marjorie Rebecca Farnum Scholarship. Established in January 2022 by Marjorie’s children, and supported by the Church she loved so dearly, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, the scholarship serves as a legacy for Marjorie’s inspiration, impact, and influence.

Anointed with the gift of music, Marjorie began piano lessons at age six and by age 12 was playing regularly for the Church’s Sunday School. A faithful wife and mother, she would spend 22 years as the Church’s Minister of Music. She was also a Deaconess, a staff member at the Church’s Family Life Center, teaching music, serving on the Board of Directors, and as needed, playing music for special occasions. Marjorie’s life was about serving. She received the Certificate of Congressional Recognition Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

She encouraged so many with PEARLS OF WISDOM including:

  • If you can’t say something nice about someone, then don’t say anything at all.
  • Life is great if you don’t get weary.
  • Your God given talents and gifts will make room for you.
  • Every grinned teeth is not your friend.
  • Don’t be afraid to walk the walk, God’s got you.
  • What’s meant for you will be for you.
  • You can’t keep up with the Jones’ because you never know what they’re doing to get ahead.
  • You have to have faith and God will make a way.
  • With God all things are possible.
  • Rebuke the devil and he will flee.

In January 2017, Marjorie was called home to glory after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. Today, her biological and church families are confident that she rests from her labor, celebrating in the very presence of The Lord. They proudly use this scholarship to celebrate what she loved – God, Church, Family, and Music. Click Here to make a donation.

 

 

The Dream 4 It Foundation Proudly Administers  

The Tyra Hemsley Womack Phillips Legacy Scholarship.

Captivating…this is a word people used to describe Tyra Hemsley Womack Phillips. Her voice was indeed captivating, as she informed and inspired the WEAA FM listening audience as a volunteer for more than 30 years. She was also the announcer every Sunday morning at her place of worship, the First Apostolic Faith Church. She served in that capacity for some 30 years with the same zeal and enthusiasm that she demonstrated on the radio. And her LIFE and SPIRIT were also captivating, as she interacted with local and national employees of the United States Postal Service where she was employed full-time. The Scholarship which has been established by her mother, Acquanetta Phillips, and classmates and friends from her alma maters, Western High School, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will provide a financial contribution to a student attending a 4-year University studying in the areas of English, Journalism, or Broadcasting. Preference could be given to the student attending the Morgan State University, or the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Click Here to make a donation.

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