3rd ANNUAL JAZZ on the GRASS BENEFIT HAILED A GREAT SUCCESS!
The Jackie Robinson Foundation hosted its third annual Jazz on the Grass benefit on September 20th at the Sherman Oaks, California home of Lynne and noted Hollywood and Theatrical Director Oz Scott. Continuing the iconic tradition of jazz and Jackie Robinson dating back to 1963, Kenny Rankin, Freda Payne, Paul Jackson, Jr., Michael Henderson, Carmen Lundy, Rick Braun, Michael Lington and Brian Bromberg were just a few musicians who performed before a capacity crowd. In addition, JRF/Los Angeles Dodgers Team 42 Scholars Anthony Diamond and Nicolette Robinson shared their talents. Pat Prescott of 94.7 The Wave once again served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Event sponsors included Ford Motor Company, Broadway Federal Bank, CBS Paramount, City National Bank, Moet Hennessy, New Era, Nordstrom and UCLA.
JRF SCHOLARS WORK AT HISTORIC POLITICAL CONVENTIONS
Seven Jackie Robinson Foundation college scholarship recipients returned to their campuses this fall having had the opportunity to serve as interns with NBC News at the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention. Lauren Underwood, a JRF/Michael & Juanita Jordan Fund Scholar attending the University of Michigan, Lauren Usher, a JRF/Arthur Strugatz Scholar attending the University of Pennsylvania, Daniella Jones, a JRF/Dow Jones Scholar attending the University of Pennsylvania, Jaira Harrington, a JRF/GE Scholar and graduate of Spelman College, Melissa Johnson, a JRF/Unilever Scholar attending Manhattanville College, Rayshon Payton, a JRF/National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association Scholar attending Oklahoma City University and Dena Baker a JRF/University of Minnesota Scholar attending the University of Minnesota were selected as part of a rigorous interview process. UMinn student John Hardy interned at the GOP convention held in the Twin Cities.
BMO CAPITAL MARKETS HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL EQUITY THROUGH EDUCATION TRADING DAY
The Jackie Robinson Foundation is once again the recipients of BMO Capital Markets' generosity and hard work through their successful Equity Through Education program. The Toronto based bank designates one day each
year on which it donates all of its institutional equity trading commission to three US education related non-profits. On hand to give their support during the event were Jackie Robinson Foundation/Random House Scholar, Jennifer Kincaid, a senior studying neuroscience and behavior major at Columbia University, Jackie Robinson Foundation Alumnus Marcus Ellison, a New
York University graduate and entrepreneur, along with popular Fox Business Chanel personality Alexis Glick, Miss USA Crystal Davies and Mr. Met.