Ronald McDonald House Charities Celebrate 14 African American Future Achievers Scholarship Winners

Wednesday,  June 7th was the annual  New York Tri-State Area African American Future Achievers (RMHC/AAFA) Scholarship Luncheon. The New York Tri-State Area McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association hosted the elegant luncheon for 14 deserving high school graduating seniors from across the New York Tri-State Area who will be attending 4 year colleges and universities in the fall.  

Hearts were warmed as stars, family members, and loved ones gathered at the beautiful Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ  for the annual Ronald McDonald House Charities luncheon. 

Of the 14 recipients, (1) is from the Bronx and will receive $16,000 for over 4 years. Kelly Bamfo, a  Bronx resident and graduate of Stephen T. Mather High School in Manhattan, will attend Alfred State College in the fall.

 

First Row: McDonald's Owner Operator (O/O) Angela Adderly, Raniya Martin-Davis, Rowuaida Nitiema, Kamille Banks, Berlindyne Elie, Samayia Taylor, Akalah Bobb, Minasdine Rene, Nicole Taylor, McDonald's O/O Nellie Thomas, McDonald's O/O Alisa Harrison, Ronald McDonald, McDonald's O/O Paul Hendel, McDonald's O/O Josh Kaufman. Second Row: Tobias Truvillion, McDonald's O/O Linda Dunham, Elizabeth Richardson, Milencia Saintus, Adam Wickham, Michael Watson, Chris Yankah, McDonald's O/O Marty Gillis, Ryan Emmanuel, Kelly Bamfo, McDonald's O/O Herb Thomas, McDonald's O/O Ron Bailey. Third Row: Kareem McKenzie, Julio Morgan, McDonald's Owner Operator (O/O) Dave Hatten, McDonald's O/O Jim Swanson (PRNewsfoto/Ronald McDonald House Charities)

First Row: McDonald’s Owner Operator (O/O) Angela Adderly, Raniya Martin-Davis, Rowuaida Nitiema, Kamille Banks, Berlindyne Elie, Samayia Taylor, Akalah Bobb, Minasdine Rene, Nicole Taylor, McDonald’s O/O Nellie Thomas, McDonald’s O/O Alisa Harrison, Ronald McDonald, McDonald’s O/O Paul Hendel, McDonald’s O/O Josh Kaufman. Second Row: Tobias Truvillion, McDonald’s O/O Linda Dunham, Elizabeth Richardson, Milencia Saintus, Adam Wickham, Michael Watson, Chris Yankah, McDonald’s O/O Marty Gillis, Ryan Emmanuel, Kelly Bamfo, McDonald’s O/O Herb Thomas, McDonald’s O/O Ron Bailey. Third Row: Kareem McKenzie, Julio Morgan, McDonald’s Owner Operator (O/O) Dave Hatten, McDonald’s O/O Jim Swanson (PRNewsfoto/Ronald McDonald House Charities)

RMHC/AAFA has been able to transform the lives of eligible graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational opportunities by virtue of their financial background. With its college scholarship program, the nonprofit organization assists students in their efforts to reach their educational goals and their aspirations to become leaders of tomorrow.The luncheon was co-hosted by two-time New York Giants Super Bowl Champion, Kareem McKenzie and award-winning actor Tobias Truvillion from the #1 hit primetime series Empire. There were also two amazing musical performances, one from Melba Moore, who sang her heart felt song, “If You Believe,” and Alyson Williams, who sang one of her hits, “Just Call My Name”.

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