Scholarship Awards Ceremony is set for May 3, 2014

Stanley Ann Dunham Foundation Girl Rising Film Screening

The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund’s 5th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony is set for May 3, 2014 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The program will begin at 1pm and is open to the public.

Our guest speaker this year is Hilary Sparrow, Executive Producer of Vulcan Productions’ feature film, Girl Rising. The scholarship ceremony will be followed by a screening of the film and a Q&A with Sparrow.
Per the Mercer Island Reporter:

The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund’s  5th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony is set for May 3 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The program will begin at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:40 p.m.), and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The scholarship presentation will be followed at 2 p.m, by a screening of the groundbreaking documentary film “Girl Rising.” Narrated by Meryl Streep, Ann Hathaway and others, the film tells the stories of nine girls in developing countries who overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams of education and bettering their lives.

Vulcan Productions Senior Producer Hilary Sparrow will introduce the film and hold a Q&A after the film. This portion of the program is a fundraiser for the SADSF, and a small donation is suggested. The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund was founded in 2010 to honor Stanley Ann Dunham, a 1960 graduate of Mercer Island High School. The mother of President Barack Obama, devoted her life to the social and economic development and empowerment of women world-wide.

Since its inception, the Scholarship fund has awarded $5,000 college scholarships each year to outstanding graduating senior women at MIHS who have demonstrated a commitment to Stanley Ann’s values of social activism, global citizenship, and the empowerment of women through education and service.

The SADSF Board would like to thank the Mercer Island Community Fund for their generous grant to the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund to help fund the costs of this year’s program.