Annual Scholarship Fund Telethon Proves Successful Despite Impending Storm
The Alexandria community showed its commitment to providing higher education opportunities to our high school graduates by supporting the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria's Fall Telethon on the eve of the worst storm in decades. The 18th annual telethon, held on Sunday, Oct. 28, gathered hundreds of volunteers, who raised more than $85,000 from a busy phone bank. T.C. Williams High School video production students worked alongside the professional Comcast crew to produce a five-hour live broadcast featuring performing talent that included T.C.'s Jazz Band, Hayden Arp, Allison's Degradation as well as vocalist and songwriter Keira Moran of the T.C. Williams class of 2013. Keira, winner of the 2011 International Smashtune songwriting contest, performed songs from her album "Wondergirl," as well as previews from her upcoming albums.
An on-line fundraising challenge, Clash of the Titans, raised $24,000 from 200 T.C. Williams Alumni. All proceeds of the Telethon benefit the General Fund, which awards need-based scholarships to qualified graduates of T.C. Williams High School. Since 1986, the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria has awarded $9 million to more than 3,700 T.C. Williams graduates and provided financial aid advising to thousands of students and their parents.
For more information, please contact Executive Director Susan Yowell at 703-824-6730 or visit the fund's website.