IAD Scholarship Dinner 2013:   Jazz By The Lake



Over 60 persons gathered on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel, Columbia, MD, to enjoy an evening of jazz by the lake. The event was the 3rd annual scholarship dinner of the IAD School Association, USA, to benefit the Isaac A. David Sr. Memorial School in Liberia. Guests were blessed to be in the presence of former principal, Mrs. Lottie Harmon, and privileged to hear an inspiring message from Ms. Maimah Karmo, former student. Ms. Karmo is a breast cancer survivor who inspires many young women with her Tigerlily Foundation, created to educate, empower, advocate for, and support young women affected by breast cancer. As she shared her personal story of pain, challenge, and triumph, Ms. Karmo encouraged attendees to embrace the importance of servitude and grasp a vision that involves changing lives for the glory of God.

Guests were serenaded throughout the evening with live jazz by the highly talented "LAD Project", under the direction of Mr. Les DeShield of Woodbridge, VA. The evening also included updates and media presentations about the Isaac A. David School, video interviews with co-founder, Mrs. Sadie DeShield, the vision and plans of the IAD School Association, a silent auction, and of course, a scrumptious meal.

Special recognitions were given to two former teachers, Mrs. Vivian Quintyne-Campbell and Mrs. Wilhelmina Mends-Cole Kakay; the current PE/ROTC teacher and Dean of Student Affairs at IAD School, Mr. Edward "Scientific" Johnson, and current Principal, Ms. Rachel S. Teah. Also recognized was former student Mrs. Fametta Yancy-Carr for her dedication to humanitarian work and the IADSA, Inc. (USA).

Special thanks to these supporters who graciously volunteered their services: Mr. William S. Roberts (Eonis Media), Ms. Evette Fearon (EvePerrine, LLC), LAD Project musicians: Mr. Simon Pitts, Jr., Mr. Todd Gholar, Mr. Khalid Abston, and Mr. Tadric Robinson.

We've only just begun! Stay tuned for other tangible, meaningful, and interesting opportunities for you to be a partner in stamping out illiteracy in Liberia.


Click here to see photographs from the evening