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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 Kevin D. Carr Legacy Scholarship  

Honoring An Extraordinary Life

Extraordinary is the WORD family and friends used to describe Kevin D. Carr when they celebrated his life, legacy, and impact on the World. A proud Baltimorean, Kevin grew up in Baltimore City, graduating from Mervo High School, and excelling professionally as a Journeyman Electrician. Admired by coworkers for his Passion, Dedication, and Commitment to Excellence, Kevin was UNION strong, and a proud member of the Internal Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Kevin was also a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother, and a friend to countless individuals who remain inspired by his "extraordinary life."

The Kevin D. Carr Legacy Scholarship will support careers in the trades. Why a scholarship for trades? In a constantly changing economy, the trades are jobs that are not going away. No matter how the marketplace may shift, we will always need someone to keep the lights on and the water flowing. We need someone to build our houses and our offices, to pave our roads, and to ensure stable phone and internet connections. And, working in the trades isn’t only about job security, it’s also about earning a solid wage, and doing interesting and important work. Kevin took pride in his work and recognized the critical role he played in “lighting up the world,” philosophically and practically.

The Dream 4 It Foundation is honored to administer the Kevin D. Carr Legacy Scholarship. The annual donation will provide the selected High School Senior with a financial contribution (based on donations) to support expenses associated with enrollment in a Trade School Apprenticeship Program. Join us in honoring the memory of Kevin D. Carr by donating in his memory. Find out more at www.dream4it.net (Choose the Kevin D. Carr Legacy Scholarship from the Donation Page).

 

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  

The ChuJac scholarship established by Chuckie T. and Jacqueline C. McGuire is focused on students who will be attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). This scholarship will be given to a freshman full time student who will be attending a 4-year college in any area of study so that they can pursue their dreams. The ChuJac scholarship will provide the student with funds toward tuition and books. The McGuire’s have lived lives of SERVICE and are honored to support the dreams of young people. They are strong believers in the importance of life-long learning. They also believe in keeping the nation’s HBCU’s alive! Preference will be given to the student attending Bowie State University.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:

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.