This year’s Alabama Humanities Awards Luncheon will be held Monday, September 13, 2010, at noon at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham.
The luncheon will feature our guest speaker, chief legal correspondent for CBS News Jan Crawford. We will honor Edgar Welden, 2010’s Alabama Humanities Award recipient, and the Robert R. Meyer Foundation as this year’s Charitable Organization in the Humanities. We will also present a special resolution in recognition of The Rev. Fred Lee Shuttlesworth.
For more information, and to R.S.V.P., visit our luncheon website.
Jan Crawford is the chief legal correspondent for CBS News and a recognized authority on the Supreme Court. Her 2007 book, Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for the Control of the United States Supreme Court, gained critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times Best Seller.
Edgar Welden will be honored this year as the 2010 Alabama Humanities Award recipient. He initiated and has personally funded the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships benefitting current kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers in social studies projects. He is the current chair of the Alabama Sports Hall Of Fame and Museum and president of the Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Foundation, which provides more than 100 scholarships annually to Alabama high school seniors.
AHF will also honor the Robert R. Meyer Foundation as the winner of the Charitable Organization in the Humanities Award. This award is presented at the discretion of the board of directors to a corporation or foundation that has provided vital support to further the AHF mission.
The awards luncheon will recognize six elementary school teachers who will receive the 2010 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 awards are awarded to teachers to enhance their teaching abilities by purchasing classroom materials for a special project, offering a class field trip or attending a seminar or institute in the subject areas of history and civics. This year’s recipients include: Takisha Durm, a sixth-grade teacher at PACE Alternative Education in Huntsville Cheryl Evans Hall, a third-grade teacher at Lacey’s Spring School Diane Henderson, a fourth-grade teacher at East Lawrence Middle School in Trinity Mary Elizabeth Lee, a sixth-grade teacher at New Market Elementary School Gerri McDonald, gifted programs at Perdido Elementary/Middle School Beverly Robinson, a fourth-grade teacher at Crossville Elementary School.
Tickets for this year’s luncheon are $50 each, or $150 for a patron ticket. A patron ticket includes an invitation to the reception honoring the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship recipients prior to the luncheon. Complimentary valet parking, preferred luncheon seating, and a commemorative gift are also included in the patron ticket price.
Tables of 10 may be purchased for $500; patron tables may be purchased for $1,500.
Please visit our luncheon website to download a ticket request form, or contact Paul Lawson at (205) 558-3992 or firstname.lastname@example.org to R.S.V.P. for the luncheon and purchase a ticket.
Please R.S.V.P. by September 6.