SYE Legacies: Student Group Projects

Date Written

Spring 4-15-2016

Document Type

Project

Course Number

4900

Course Name

SYE

Professor’s Name

Ann-Catherine Sullivan

Keywords

Scholarship, Sawyer Walker, Fundraiser, Benefit

Subject Categories

Business Administration, Management, and Operations

Abstract

The Sawyer Walker Scholarship is for high school seniors entering college in county’s surrounding Mount Gilead to include Morrow County, Crawford County, and Marion County. The committee and I handed out and posted flyers in our surrounding areas. We also created a Facebook page in Sawyer Walker's memory portraying the Scholarship and events. We used the site to invite friends and family and to share the event. This is how we let people know when the event was, what was needed, and provided updates. We also used the Facebook to send official invites to the event. We sought donations from friends, families, businesses and the community. At the event, there was a live auction, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and a pasta dinner. At the door people paid for the dinner and had an opportunity to buy many memorabilia items including a t-shirt honoring Sawyer's memory. All proceeds were donated to the scholarship fund; however, the 50/50 raffle funds were shared equally between the scholarship fund and the winner of the raffle. We successfully raised $12,000 at the first annual Sawyer Walker scholarship event. In the future we plan to have more events throughout the year and not just an annual auction. We are also looking for a different venue for next year's auction to provide for better seating and a larger attendance. The Sawyer Walker Scholarship fund has not only supported education but also keeps the memory of Sawyer Walker alive.

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