San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Since 1980, the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) has honored Mrs. Parks' commitment to positive social change by awarding nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 Michigan high school seniors. The Foundation awards approximately forty $2,000 non-renewable scholarships annually. Each year, we celebrate our scholars at a very poignant and powerful scholarship luncheon. At the luncheon, our scholars and their parents hear from a high-profile keynote speaker and are inspired by the stories of high-achieving fellow scholars.
We are especially pleased that the keynote speaker for the luncheon will be Gail Perry-Mason, of Detroit. Gail is a respected authority in the financial industry. And now she can add bestselling author to her list of accomplishments. And it’s her years of experience coupled with her down to earth but also down to business style that has made her a sought after speaker and presenter. She regularly addresses capacity crowds educating people on financial literacy and has conducted financial training sessions and workshops for companies such as DaimlerChrysler, IBM and Wells Fargo. Her regular national speaking engagements include keynote addresses at the University of Notre Dame and at the NAACP Image Awards Women’s Reception. Gail’s wisdom also hits the airwaves and she co-hosted an award-winning talk show entitled "Building Wealth," via radio broadcast on MIX 92.3 and a television broadcast on Comcast Cable. She has appeared on national outlets such as BET, Fox News, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR Radio. Gail was also recently a featured financial speaker at the 2014 Essence Women’s Festival.
Ms. Perry-Mason is a prolific published writer and has written articles for local and national print media. She has been featured in many publications including: Ebony, Black Enterprise, On Wall Street, Research Magazine, Quick and Simple-Good Housekeeping Magazine, Essence, Jet, Free Press and Detroit News, Signature Magazine, Corp!, Washington Post and by the Associated Press.
Tickets are $40 for individuals. You may also elect to be a Graduate Luncheon Sponsor for $100. As a Graduate Luncheon Sponsor we will try to seat you at a table with a scholar, their attending family member and a Foundation Trustee. The additional money will be applied directly to our scholarship fund.