Starting this fall, Representative Aaron Michlewitz and the North End Music Performance and Arts Center (NEMPAC) will team up to start the “Geraldine Marshall Arts Education Scholarship Fund” which will annually provide two North End children each with a full-year scholarship for any programs offered by NEMPAC.
The scholarship will be in honor of Representative Michlewitz’s mother, who passed away last year at the age of 68. Ms. Marshall, originally born in Dorchester in 1946, moved to the North End at the age of 21 and settled there for almost 50 years before her passing.
“My mother loved the North End so much,” said Representative Michlewitz. “But more than anything else, my mother loved giving children the opportunity to develop a love and appreciation for the arts. This scholarship in her honor will allow that passion of hers to carry on. I am extremely honored that NEMPAC would join with my family in this endeavor.”
NEMPAC is honored to hold a scholarship program in Ms. Marshall’s name. “We sincerely thank Aaron and his family for choosing NEMPAC to carry on Ms. Marshall’s passion and love for the arts. Mr. Michlewitz’s shared with us how greatly the arts played an influence in his mother’s life, and we hope these scholarships will impact the lives of many youth in our community, “ said Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director.
Donations to the Geraldine Marshall Arts Education Scholarship Fund can be made online through NEMPAC’s website, http://www.nempacboston.org/donate or checks addressed to “NEMPAC” can be mailed to: NEMPAC, PO Box 130255, Boston, MA 02113.