The Villages Voice - June 2015

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SPARKLE Scholarships A joint partnership of the VHA Community Foundation and Petrina

by Jane Bloom, President

VHA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION A joint partnership of the VHA Community Foundation and Petrina, popular local entertainer, has been formed to award scholarships.  Called SPARKLE Scholarships, the word SPARKLE stands for Support, Protect, Act, Respect, Kindness, Lift Spirits and Encourage. The first SPARKLE Scholarships were awarded to Emalyn Deak, Emily Flack and Cat Burns at a recent Awards Night for the Villages Charter High School.  The total SPARKLE Scholarship amount of $2,500 was shared among the three recipients. Petrina has raised scholarship funds through donating $1 per ticket sold from special shows she performs, as well as collecting generous donations from friends, family and supporters.  The VHA Community Foundation provides financial oversight of the funds as well as provides charitable tax receipts to donors. If you would like to donate or host a fundraising event for the SPARKLE Scholarship, please call Jane Bloom, President of the VHA Community foundation at 352-391-0899.