To the Editor:
The Ken Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund would like to thank its golfers and the Martha’s Vineyard community for their continued support and generosity for our annual golf tournament and fundraising activities. Williams, who lost his battle to cancer in 1998, was an anti-apartheid activist, humanitarian, jazz promoter, and noted self-taught photographer. He was passionate about jazz and golf, and it was his passion for helping people that inspired us to preserve his legacy and honor his commitment to helping others, by creating the KWMS Fund. In August 2007, the KWMS Fund began honoring the memory of the late Mandred Henry, the former MV NAACP president, with the establishment of the Mandred Henry Scholarship for Social Justice. Henry was a tireless activist for civil rights and justice who “worked hard to make sure that equality of opportunity and fairness were available to all.”
The KWMS Fund has provided more than $20,000 in scholarship money to a total of 30 college-bound high school seniors; we have been awarding scholarships to college-bound seniors from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (22 awards) since 2000 and Martha’s Vineyard Island (10 awards) since 2003.
The Ken Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund invites the Martha’s Vineyard community and golfers to join our 2010 charitable events to support scholarships for M.V. high school seniors.Caroline HunterKWMS Fund Secretary