ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
The Fund develops and implements strategies to raise funds to support scholarships and programs that provide a helping hand to those in need in the areas we serve.
SCHOLARSHIP / MENTORING PROGRAMS:
EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN AND HELP
TRANSFORM THE WORLD
Since its inception, the Fund has provided scholarships to allow smart and dedicated students to enroll and graduate from college. In addition to the financial support, the Fund stays in touch with the students and connects with them in person at least twice a year. The scholars get needed financial assistance and engage with women who understand the importance of giving back and extending a hand to support the next generation, a great life lesson.
The Fund supports the scholarship program of the Montgomery County, Maryland Panhellenic Council and provides educational assistance to high school seniors in the mentoring programs who pursue higher education. The Fund also provides scholarships to Montgomery County graduates attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
“I thank the PVAC Fund for being like a family to me and checking on my progress with my academics and for their overall support.” - Leaynet
“The support I’ve received from the PVAC Fund has meant an ability to be educated without any financial stresses, allowing me to fully focus and dedicate myself to my studies.” - Ariel
“The support has meant a great deal and helped me be able to attend school and pursue my dreams. It’s just nice to know that they so wanted to give me the scholarship.” - Rachel
The Fund also supports mentoring programs for young girls between the ages of 11 and 17 living in low to moderate income housing in Montgomery County, Maryland. The group meets monthly and activities include workshops on physical and mental health, financial literacy, study skills as well as social outings. We also lend support to similar programs for young boys between the ages of 9 and 14 similarly situated and addresses topics on relationships, boundaries and choices, college and career development, and financial wealth and entrepreneurial opportunities.
THE PRIVILEGE OF SUPPORTING
AMAZING PROGRAMS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Each year, the PVAC Fund is proud to support community programs that address the needs of children and their families including:
Leading a Call to Action during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise funds for scholarships to help address the pandemic-related financial stress on families with students enrolled in college, and high school seniors about to begin their journey to college. As a result, with generous donations from the community and thirteen community partners, the PVAC Fund granted over $100,000 in scholarships and grants for scholarships during the height of the pandemic.
Supporting the George B. Thomas Learning Academy’s Saturday School Program, NAACP’s ACT-SO Program (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics), Gaithersburg Rockville (MD) Kappa League Program for Boys, Unity Christian Fellowship’s annual Game Changer Conference for boys and girls of color in Montgomery County, and supporting families whose children are undergoing treatment at the NIH Children’s Center.