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Howard F. Lemons Appointed As New MADF, Inc. Chairman
January 27, 2012
Suwanee, GA (January 26, 2012) -- Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF), www.madf.org, announced today the appointment of Mr. Howard F. Lemons as the new Chairman of the Board for the organization. Mr. Lemons succeeds MADF Founder, Mr. Donovan R. Quary, Sr, who will now serve as Executive Director. Given the continued growth of MADF as a result of the increasing need for its services, the Board acknowledges that this action will ultimately strengthen the organization’s position in the community by enabling MADF to further build on its existing programs, as well as, create capacity for the development of future initiatives. Read More ...

For Immediate Release


HOWARD F. LEMONS APPOINTED AS NEW MADF, INC. CHAIRMAN


Suwanee, GA (January 26, 2012) -- Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF),
www.madf.org, announced today the appointment of Mr. Howard F. Lemons as the new
Chairman of the Board for the organization. Mr. Lemons succeeds MADF Founder, Mr.
Donovan R. Quary, Sr, who will now serve as Executive Director. Given the continued growth
of MADF as a result of the increasing need for its services, the Board acknowledges that this
action will ultimately strengthen the organization’s position in the community by enabling
MADF to further build on its existing programs, as well as, create capacity for the development
of future initiatives.


The new positioning also addresses the organization’s need for an experienced Executive
Director who is familiar with MADF’s overall mission, vision, and core values. As a result, it
reinforces the office of the Executive Director to more effectively and efficiently manage
MADF’s day to day operations and internal administrative responsibilities.


“My most elementary vision for MADF is that as long as there’s a need for the services provided
by this Foundation, MADF will always be here to address those needs. This organizational
change reflects our commitment to adhere to that vision”, states Founder, Donovan R. Quary, Sr. Donovan continues to say, “I’m honored that Mr. Lemons has accepted his appointment as Board Chair. His overall desire and passion to serve those in need is only matched by his confidence in MADF’s ability to do its part to ensure our youth have the opportunity they deserve to excel in their life’s endeavors”.


Howard F. Lemons graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Economics and also earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Eugene W.
Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University. Mr. Lemons has over 17 years
of management experience, with 14 years in the Banking and Treasury Management field.
Currently, Howard is a Group Vice President with SunTrust Banks, Inc. and is the head of
Treasury Management Implementations in their Treasury and Payment Solutions group.


MADF, Inc., founded in 2003 by Donovan R. Quary Sr., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the
cultural, educational, economic, and social enrichment of underprivileged youth. Our goal is to revive hope, teach
life-changing skills, and provide the love and attention our children need in order to become upstanding citizens in
our society.


Contact:
Ms. Deshedra T. Lanier,
Director, Community Awareness & Relations
770.339.0849
www.madf.org
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2011 C.L.A.S.S. Awards
August 1, 2011
Suwanee, GA (August 1, 2011) – Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF), www.madf.org, is proud to highlight the outstanding academic achievements of six high school seniors with the announcement of its 2011 Charlotte Lemons Annual Student Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) Award recipients. Named after the late Charlotte Lemons, in honor of her unwavering devotion and commitment to public service, C.L.A.S.S. is a need based scholarship which awards $1,000 educational grants to graduating high school seniors throughout the states of Georgia and Florida. Read More ...

For Immediate Release

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC. ANNOUNCES ITS 2011 C.L.A.S.S. AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

Six high school students receive educational grants to attend a college of their choice


Suwanee, GA (August 1, 2011) – Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF), www.madf.org, is proud to highlight the outstanding academic achievements of six high school seniors with the announcement of its 2011 Charlotte Lemons Annual Student Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) Award recipients.  Named after the late Charlotte Lemons, in honor of her unwavering devotion and commitment to public service, C.L.A.S.S. is a need based scholarship which awards $1,000 educational grants to graduating high school seniors throughout the states of Georgia and Florida.  

 

The C.L.A.S.S. Award was established to give students in need of financial assistance the opportunity to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or technical institution. Its goal is to relieve some of the financial pressures students face while pursuing higher education.  The annual selection process begins in January and consists of a four page informational application; along with a one to two page typed essay on the topic “Making A Difference In My Community” where the student must identify a need in their neighborhood and describe a detailed plan to address that need.  To date, MADF has successfully awarded close to $40,000 in educational scholarships since the programs creation in 2004.   

 

This year MADF is thrilled to honor, Ms. Tyauna Woods (Lakeland HS – Lakeland, FL) and Ms. LaDawnna Linnear (Statesboro HS – Statesboro, GA), along with four other seniors from Carver School of Health Sciences in Atlanta, GA., Ms. Krystal Lunsford, Mr. Myguel Roberson, Ms. Keiana Raven, and Ms. DeWanna Byrd.  These students will be officially recognized at the 2011 C.L.A.S.S. Awards and Benefit Dinner held on October 22, 2011 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.  MADF applauds the efforts of not only this year’s recipients, but to each and every student who applied.  “Each year the selection process seems to get tougher and tougher”, states MADF Chairman Mr. Donovan R. Quary, Sr., “which is a growing testament to our students increasing commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom”.  MADF congratulates these young men and women on a job well done and best wishes for continued success in their future endeavors.   

 

MADF, Inc., founded in 2003 by Donovan R. Quary Sr., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural, educational, economic, and social enrichment of underprivileged youth.  Our goal is to revive hope, teach life-changing skills, and provide the love and attention our children need in order to become upstanding citizens in our society.

 

Contact:

Ms. Malika Terry, Programs & Development Officer

Make A Difference Foundation, Inc.

770.339.0849

www.madf.org

2010 C.L.A.S.S. Awards Recipients Announced
April 30, 2010
Suwanee, GA (April 30, 2010) – After receiving a record number of applications, Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF), www.madf.org, is thrilled and honored to announce the 2010 Charlotte Lemons Annual Student Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) Award recipients. Named after the late Charlotte Lemons, C.L.A.S.S. is a need based scholarship which awards $1,000 educational grants to graduating high school seniors throughout the states of Georgia and Florida Read More ...

For Immediate Release

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC. SELECTS ITS 2010 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 

Six new high school students receive educational grants to attend a college of their choice.

Suwanee, GA (April 30, 2010) – After receiving a record number of applications, Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF), www.madf.org, is thrilled and honored to announce the 2010 Charlotte Lemons Annual Student Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) Award recipients. Named after the late Charlotte Lemons, C.L.A.S.S. is a need based scholarship which awards $1,000 educational grants to graduating high school seniors throughout the states of Georgia and Florida.      

The goal of the C.L.A.S.S. award is to give students in need of financial assistance the opportunity to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or technical institution. MADF hopes to make a difference by relieving some of the financial pressures faced in pursuing higher education. The selection process consist of a four page informational application along with a one to two page typed essay on the topic "Making A Difference In My Community" where the student must identify a need in their neighborhood and describe a detailed plan to address that need. Since this program was created in 2004, MADF has awarded over $30,000 in educational scholarships; ultimately helping numerous young adults continue the path to fulfilling their dreams.

This year, we're proud to welcome to the MADF C.L.A.S.S. award family, Mr. Orlando Camargo (Kathleen HS – Lakeland, FL), Mr. RyLund Exum (Marietta HS – Marietta, GA), Ms. Emily Gutierrrez (George Walton Academy – Monroe, GA), Ms. Teyonna Ridgeway (Miller Grove HS – Lithonia, GA), Ms. Caroline Solner (Alpharetta HS – Alpharetta, GA), and Ms. Shelly Tait (North Gwinnett HS – Suwanee, GA). MADF would like to applaud the efforts of not only this year's recipients, but to each and every student who applied. Congratulations on your outstanding achievements thus far and continued success in the future.

MADF, Inc., founded in 2003 by Donovan R. Quary Sr., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural, educational, economic, and social enrichment of underprivileged youth.  Our goal is to revive hope, teach life-changing skills, and provide the love and attention our children need in order to become upstanding citizens in our society.

 

Contact:
Ms. Malika Terry, Programs & Development Officer 
Make A Difference Foundation, Inc. 
770.339.0849
www.madf.org


6th Annual MADF/G. Wynn Invitational
January 25, 2010
Suwanee, GA (January 25, 2010) -- Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF), www.madf.org, announces its Sixth Annual MADF and G. Wynn Invitational, Charity Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday May 29 2010 at the Durham Lakes Golf and Country Club, 156 Durham Lakes Parkway, Fairburn Georgia. Proceeds from this event benefit the Charlotte Lemons Annual Student Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) Award. Read More ...

For Immediate Release

6TH ANNUAL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC. CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Tournament proceeds benefit the Charlotte Lemons Annual Student Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) Fund

Suwanee, GA (January 25, 2010) -- Make A Difference Foundation, Inc (MADF), www.madf.org, announces its Sixth Annual MADF and G. Wynn Invitational, Charity Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday May 29 2010 at the Durham Lakes Golf and Country Club, 156 Durham Lakes Parkway, Fairburn Georgia. Proceeds from this event benefit the Charlotte Lemons Annual Student Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) Award

Through the Charlotte Lemons Annual Scholarship (C.L.A.S.S.) Fund, MADF awards $1000 educational scholarships to graduating high school seniors throughout the state of Georgia and Florida. MADF strongly believes that providing financial assistance for education is a great way to truly make a difference in our communities and ultimately our nation. This scholarship is intended to give students in need of financial assistance the opportunity to further their education at a two-year or four-year college or technical institution. Since 2004, MADF has awarded over $23,000 in C.L.A.S.S. Awards.

Entry fees are $100 per person or $400 per foursome which includes green fees and cart. The tournament format is "Best Ball" and will also feature a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, raffle prizes, silent auction, and numerous hole in one contests; corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. Registration begins promptly at 7:30am with an 8:30am shotgun start. For additional information and online registration, visit www.madf.org.

MADF, Inc., founded in 2003 by Donovan R. Quary Sr., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural, educational, economic, and social enrichment of underprivileged youth.  Our goal is to revive hope, teach life-changing skills, and provide the love and attention our children need in order to become upstanding citizens in our society.

 

Contact:
Howard Lemons, Tournament Co-Chairperson 
Make A Difference Foundation, Inc. 
770.339.0849
www.madf.org

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