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.
Race 4 FAME
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.
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.
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