The May Court Club of Oakville will help students achieve their dreams of a post secondary education with the money raised from the Annual Cap and Gown Fundraiser Dinner held at the Oakville Conference Centre. The May Court Club of Oakville has awarded in excess of half a million dollars in scholarships to over 360 deserving post secondary students from nine Oakville high schools since the scholarship program began in 1959. As a result of the 2013 fundraising efforts, $57,000 was awarded to 54 Oakville students in aid of their post secondary education .
Not only do these students require financial aid, they are also community volunteers who all have a very strong commitment to his or her community and are dedicated to “giving back”. This is the strength of May Court Club of Oakville and every dollar raised at the Annual Cap and Gown Fundraiser Dinner went directly to the scholarship fund. The May Court Club of Oakville is a completely volunteer run organization with no administrative costs. A 2013 recipient, Ember says,” Your kindness inspires me to continue my volunteer work with my community and to pursue other volunteer opportunities in the future. I hope one day I can help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.”
The May Court Club of Oakville scholarship fund is also unique in that it may continue to support its students throughout their post secondary education, providing that the student continues to meet the criteria and reapplies each year. A very generous donation was recently received from a past recipient who said, “I am so grateful for the support I received from the May Court Club Oakville. It helped me to realize my dreams. I am now a physician….” a moment that reinforces why The May Court Club of Oakville is so committed to this program of helping post-secondary students who have great potential, but limited resources… to develop that potential.
The evening was a festive one. A Past Recipient from Abbey Park High School, Veronica Gorrell spoke of her successes. Veronica is now in her third year at Wilfrid Laurier University and wants to go to law school. “Without the help of the May Court of Oakville Scholarship Program, I would not be where I am today.” The Abbey Park High School Jazz Band was chosen to perform musical numbers at the fundraiser dinner in support of this practical and very worthy cause.
May Court of Oakville scholarships have been supporting the development of great minds, our community and our national competitiveness since 1959. Should you choose to consider donating to this very worthwhile cause, 100% of all funds raised for the scholarships are allocated directly to the program and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation. This also applies to all other May Court Oakville fundraising programs. For more information contact Rosa Capparelli at 647-220-8257 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org