Instagram
87   1010
13   544
10   276
11   453
27   1058

Follow on Instagram

KLM Foundation Donates 10k in Book Scholarships to HBCU Students

KLM Foundation Donates 10k in Book Scholarships to HBCU Students

The KLM Scholarship Foundation hosted its 11th Annual Black and White Affair Charity Benefit Saturday, April 6th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Partygoers from Central Virginia and beyond painted the town black-and-white, with a splash of yellow. The 4-hour event kicked-off at 7pm with WTVR CBS 6 News Reporter/Anchor Shelby Brown serving as Mistress of Ceremonies.

The KLM SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION was founded over 16 years ago by our own Black Southern Belle, Virginia native and dynamic African-American visionary, Kimberley L. Martin. Due to her fortitude and commitment to making higher education affordable, she and the foundation have raised over a quarter of a million dollars for book scholarships for deserving Virginia students!

It was an exciting evening of fun, music and festivities to raise funds for our book scholarship program.  This year the foundation was able to achieve a history-making milestone with the award of $10,000 in Book Scholarships to Virginia State University , which was the winner of a new initiative launched by the foundation—The VA $10K Scholarship Giveaway.

 The KLM SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION was founded over 16 years ago by our own Black Southern Belle, Virginia native and dynamic African-American visionary, Kimberley L. Martin. Due to her fortitude and commitment to making higher education affordable, she and the foundation have raised over a quarter of a million dollars for book scholarships for deserving Virginia students! 

A private VIP cocktail reception was held from 6pm – 7pm. Guests enjoyed a casino night dance party and wore their fanciest party attire. Guests enjoyed a live jazz band, a live DJ, delicious food, gaming (Black Jack, Poker, Roulette) raffles, photo booth fun and more! The event also featured the Virginia Lottery’s big wheel. It was a huge crowd pleaser with guests taking home gift cards and lottery scratch tickets.

The organization added another layer of excitement to this year’s event by launching a new initiative—The VA $10K Scholarship Giveaway Contest. The KLM Scholarship Foundation partnered with WTVR CBS 6 for an online voting contest which allowed the public to vote for their favorite school to win a whopping $10,000 in book scholarships. Students, alumni
and university supporters were encouraged to vote online during the month of March. During Saturday’s Charity Benefit, the KLM Scholarship Foundation proudly announced the 2019 winning university with the most online votes was Virginia State University! As a result, ten $1,000 book scholarships will be available to students planning to attend the university in the fall.

“We are truly excited about this contest and the opportunity to assist ten deserving college students while having a widespread impact on higher education in Virginia,” said KLM Scholarship Foundation’s Founder, Kimberley L. Martin. “This history-making effort for the foundation to award $10,000 to one university is unprecedented in our legacy of service! We thank everyone for participating in our online voting contest; and we continue to be grateful for our supporters and partners.
The KLM Scholarship Foundation is more energized than ever to continue our mission to increase awareness about the
benefits of a college education and help scholars pay for a degree.”

About the KLM Scholarship Foundation – The KLM Scholarship Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization and has been making a positive impact in our community for 16 years. The volunteer-run organization has awarded over a quarter of a million dollars in book scholarships while supporting 28 Virginia colleges and universities.

Visit www.KLMFoundation.org for more information and to make a tax-deductible donation.

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

More Posts

1

Comments

comments

Follow:
Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Instagram
87   1010
13   544
10   276
11   453
27   1058

Follow on Instagram

Shop Our Favorites!
35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
Yaheetech Set of 2 Weave Arm Chair Mid-Century Metal Dining Chair Y-Shaped Backrest Hemp Seat, Black
Sweet Jojo Designs Pink, Green and White 84-inch Window Treatment Curtain Panel Pair for Olivia Collection – 42 x 84
Jani Sara Green and Pink Flatweave Rug – 5′ x 8′
‘Beyonce’ Graphic Art Print on Wrapped Canvas Size: 18″ H x 26″ W x 1.5″ D
A Tale of Two Cities Throw Pillow
HBCU’s Canvas Print
Quilted Patchwork Cotton Throw Blanket – Indigo Blue Shibori Dye Indian Decorative Super Soft & Warm Blanket for Sofa and Couch 50 x 60 Inches
Woven Wicker Rattan Wall Decor, Round Seagrass Boho Kitchen Decor, Minimalist Rattan Chargers & Placemats for Dining Table & Wall Art, Rattan Wall Decorative Basket
Mud Pie Rattan Serving Utensils
ColorBird Stripe Tassel Tablecloth Cotton Linen Dust-Proof Table Cover for Kitchen Dinning Tabletop Decoration (Rectangle/Oblong, 55 x 120Inch, Blue)
carol&frank Josie Indigo Pillow
Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors
Kouboo 1110141 Manhattan 2-Tier Console, Natural Rattan End Table, Brown
A Different World (TV) 11 x 17 TV Poster – Style A
(27×40) Eve’s Bayou Movie Samuel L Jackson Lynn Whitfield Original Poster Print
Yes. Jesus Loves Me (Religious) – Katherine Roundtree 16×20 Black Framed
Dancing in The Living Room (Girls) – Katherine Roundtree 24×32 Black Framed – African American Black Art Print Wall Decor Poster
The Goodbye Kiss (Buffalo Soldier) – Katherine Roundtree 24×32 Black Framed – African American Black Art Print Wall Decor Poster
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
Amanti Art Funeral Procession Framed Art Print
Willow Row Multi Colored Ceramic Coastal Decorative Jar – Set of 2
Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
Safavieh Noely Coastal Writing Desk
Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
Set of 4 Natalya Ikat Stripe Placemats Gray – Ballard Designs
Unique Loom Greek Key Machine-Made Rug
Alfred Greek Key Ottoman Dakota Fields Color: Lilac
Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
Doric Upholstered Wingback Arm Chair Red Barrel Studio Body Fabric: Skylar Antique Blue
Slowtide Beach Towel
Goddesses by Synthia SAINT JAMES Canvas Wall Art 3 Piece
Whitewash Wood Draped Bead 4 Light Chandelier by World Market
3pc Taper Candle Holder Set Gold – Threshold
Screen-Door Nightstand – Black – Nate Berkus
Brass Wall Frame – 14″” x 18″” Matted for 8″” x 10″” Photo – Room Essentials, Gold
Solid Bathroom Wastebasket White – Opalhouse
5qt Cast Iron Casserole Dish Cream – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, White
Minsmere Caned Accent Table Natural Brown – Opalhouse
227 – TV SHOW 80’S CLASSIC SHOW PRINT, GIFT FOR BEST FRIEND, FOR MOM, HOME DECOR, BLACK ART POP ART, FEMINIST
Shop Now

Click to Shop!

Shares
• powered by chloédigital