annually presents events to share the talents of our young musicians, engage young minds around various aspects of music 

FAME annually presents events to share the talents of our young musicians, engage young minds around various aspects of music—instrumental, vocal, technology; and build connections with the community through music, and fun activities that raise awareness of the importance of music and education in the lives of our young people. 

Anniversary & Awards Celebration

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Anniversary & Awards Celebration

Race 4 FAME

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Race 4 Fame

Family-friendly and exciting “Scavenger Hunt” while helping local nonprofit FAME – Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education provides academic and cultural programs for youth in the Greater Washington Region.

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RACE 4 FAME

Created in 2016 by United Parcel Service (UPS) management and employees in the DC region to provide an exciting, family-friendly “Scavenger Hunt,” Race 4 FAME is a delighful activity for the whole family, and assists the local nonprofit FAME – Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education.  FAME provides meaningful academic and cultural programs for youth in the Greater Washington Region.

Anniversary & Awards Celebration

18th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

Saturday, July 16, 2022

We annually celebrate service and community leaders and educators, who are making major contributions to the education and career pursuits of youth around the Greater Washington Region. 

AWARDEES

Education Leader of the Year Award
Jeffrey Parker, Principal, Dr. Henry A. Wise High School

Outstanding Educator Award
Cullen Waller, Teacher, Suitland High School

Corporate Leadership Award
Rosemary Hughes, Community Relations, United Parcel Service

Transformational Leader Award
Carol Thompson Cole, President & CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners

Unsung Hero Award
Morris Wilson, FAME Volunteer

Community & Nonprofit Champion Award
Tonia Wellons, President/CEO, Greater Washington Community Fdn.

Outstanding Community Partner Award
Ron Burke, Director, Advertising & Marketing, Washington Informer

Stellar Broadcaster Award
Byron Scott, Reporter, Prince George’s Community Television

FAME JAZZ BAND PROGRAM GRADUATES

Malachi Bontrager, trumpet
Mariana Degante Cano, tenor saxophone
Jared Jefferson, trombone
Leah Ross, percussion
Jabari Smith, drums
Lawrence Wingfield, Jr., piano

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