Find Out How The Registered Non-Profit Organization PALAS Managed a Staggering 905% Increase In Donations To Support 42 Scholarships This Year
With a lot of passion this gutsy International Board of Directors pooled their reach on behalf of disadvantaged Caribbean students in need of scholarship funding and. It paid off big time not only for the organization but also for their corporate sponsors who were celebrated on a multi level media platform.
Yes! Those are the numbers recorded by PALAS (Peace and Love Academic Scholarship) as they head to their 2nd only annual scholarship awards presentation this August 25, 2012. at XLCR High School in Kingston (JA) ; with Hon. Minister Phillip Paulwell as keynote speaker and Attorney Patrick Campbell as guest speaker. A total of 42 scholarships will be presented this fiscal year, which is a remarkable 325% increase since it’s inception just last year. Here’s how the Board of Directors managed such a firestorm:
1) It Begins With An Outpouring of Public Compassion Ignited by a Senseless Tragedy.
Vanessa Campbell was a bright and beautiful 17 year old young lady violently murdered in Portmore Jamaica Nov. of 2010. Miles away in Atlanta Georgia the founder of PALAS, Rula Brown, (who had just a short while earlier created some jingles for his radio shows with Vanessa on Rula Brown Network) reported to his shocked syndicated audience of the tragedy. The message boards light up with well over 2500 hits on that broadcast alone. And it was this very broadcast that the idea of a commemorative memorial scholarship fund was born. It was a good start too, the Atlanta base non-profit organization awarded thirteen (13) scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic school year.
This year PALAS added two memorial scholarship rewards: the Kavorn Shue Academic Scholarship to honor the memory of Kavorn Shue who met his untimely violent death recently. A college student from the community where he resided will be awarded a scholarship in his name. Additionally, Adrian Dream Alive Scholarship goes to an Engineering student to honor the late, talented, brilliant and delightful young scientist, Adrian Laurence McKreith.
2) Sheer Grit and Determination From a Dedicated International Board of Directors Keeps the Momentum Going.
The desire to continue to back Caribbean students with the tools necessary to see their educational goals through became the mainstay of PALAS whose motto became ”Preserving Young Minds for Posterity.” The stated mission of PALAS is to recognize and honor outstanding academic performances of underprivileged students in the Caribbean. This is not a Caribbean movement alone, this is an international movement. The tight knit Board of Directors are international participants, tele-conferencing together regularly to ensure growth in a positive direction. PALAS is a registered non-profit organization who attracts financial support from various corporate bodies, individuals, groups and fund raising events from near offering tax deductible receipts, complete spending transparence and a business plan upon request..
As the world and technologies bloom both business and individuals alike are networking and interacting globally. Out of this interaction a culture of understanding is emerging, reinforced by the recent global economic crunch, of how entrenched we all have become and that surviving means extending our reach above and beyond our own borders.
It’s in keeping with that philosophy that the goals for PALAS’ upcoming efforts are to expand their scholarship programs in the Caribbean region to include Haiti and possibly the Dominican Republic. We all know that these nations need as much fortification as possible and backing the future of these nations by ensuring educational goals are met is PALAS greatest desire. It is a worthy effort to throw support behind. Much needed and long awaited.
3) PALAS Has Reach
One of PALAS’ biggest assets is their reach! The Board of Directors were already well established in global networking prior to it’s inception and applied their infrastructures to ensure the word gets out loud and clear. It is this reach that they can extend as a benefit to corporations who sponsor a scholarship. And it is that same reach that they laud all individual contributors with as well. Regardless of the size of contribution this enthusiastic group will shout it out on the mountaintop!
Check it out:
Two of the board members are syndicated radio personalities, with daily broadcasts covering the span of four countries: Jamaica, United Kingdom, United States and Canada; in addition to links with world-wide-web internet stations. The reach far exceeds 35,000 combined; the Board offers active daily social networking with a reach of over 30,000 unique individuals globally on all major social sites. And the response via hits and shares are healthy. As well, PALAS’ own website, http://www.PALAS1.org, (though still very young) has well over 20,000 hits.
4) Additional Reach (Partnering With PALAS).
A number of organizations have begun to partner with PALAS to help get the word out and to assist with donations etc. Thus far we have had tremendous input from CaribbeanRadioShow w/ Dr Ev (http://www.Caribbeanradioshow.com), FoundationRadioNetwork w/ Clinton Lindsay (http://www.ClintonLindsay.com), ChickmelionbyDesign, Syndication1 w/ Gary Bernstein and Donnie McClurkin Radio Show and ZIP-FM in Jamaica, RulaBrownNetwork.com, Paramount Entertaintainment w/ Jackie Brown in Atlanta, GA (http://www.paramountent.ws), 1420AM-WATB, 1430AM-WGFS in Atlanta, GA, Vibes Night Club in Atlanta, Georgia, FuturemovementRadio w/ Pat Baccas (http://www.futuremovementradio.net), RockDaBox.net w/ Sir ROCKWELL and Jamaica, Farewell the play w/ Debra Ehrhardt.
5) We Need You, Would You Please Join Our Efforts?
We are hereby requesting your support to continue to make this Program a success. As a corporate or a memorial sponsor your banner will be showcased on our website http://www.PALAS1.org ; along with your company logo as part of the advertising of your business. We will be providing coverage via our network of radio programming and social networking, you will be asked to name the scholarship. All the benefits derived from your sponsorship will be distributed to deserving students that may not otherwise get the opportunity to excel in their respective educational pursuits. For further details please contact PALAS via the website: http://www.PALAS1.org. ;
About PALAS: The committee members goals and objectives are to “help in the education of one student at a time”. Our motto is “Preserving Young Minds for Posterity”, thus have decided to work hard and reach out to donors to secure the funds to make it all happen. We believe in accountability, transparency and honesty therefore all funds will be invested in the scholarship program.
Please contact Rula Brown (Executive Director) or Carla Dummerauf (Marketing Director)
Peace and Love Academic Scholarship or PALAS
P.O. Box 5461
Alpharetta, GA 30023-5461
Tele: (770) 715-0224