Scholarships

Eric J. Yavitch Scholarship Fund

Eric Yavitch was a well known and respected attorney in the community. He was dedicated to helping others with their problems. He loved helping children and families in need. Eric passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in 2008. This scholarship fund was established by his law partner Stephen E. Palmer, through the Parker Lee Foundation.

Donate to the Eric J Yavitch Fund here.

Just the beginning

The ParkerLee Foundation is committed to providing more opportunities for those who can use an extra hand in accomplishing their goals. Look for more scholarships from the PLF.

Brenton Newman

Brenton has been accepted and is planning to attend Central State University as a music major in the fall. Brenton has been attending the Ohio Avenue Youth Center for 5 years. He is graduating this year from Franklinton Preparatory Academy. He has performed with the Ohio Avenue Steel Band at many performances. He was a Counselor In Training for last 3 years summer camp and has played in dozens of performances with our music groups.

Elijah Sow

Elijah has been attending the Ohio Avenue Youth Center for over 4 years. He is graduating from Columbus Alternative High School this year and has applied to Central State and Wright State Universities. He was an volunteer at the Reeb Community Center and has also done many performances with the Ohio Avenue Steel Band.

Firebird Raffle

Congrats to Kevin Shannon as he was the lucky winner of the 1969 Firebird convertible. Actually the luckiest of all was his son Joey who Kevin promised the car to if he happened to win. One ticket was all it took.

Most importantly, PLF was able to raise $10,000 for the Eric J. Yavitch Scholarship Fund. A big thank you to all the ticket purchasers out there. This is an outstanding start to a great new initiative. Students at Directions for Youth and Family and The Buckeye Ranch will benefit as we are establishing a $1000 award to a student in each organization on an annual basis.

The winning ticket was drawn at an event on October 28th at Fado Irish Pub at Easton, and here's the lucky winner!

Group of people standing in front of a blue 1969 Ford Firebird

Teen standing in front of a blue 1969 Ford Firebird he just won in a raffle

Teenager sitting in a blue 1969 Ford Firebird he just won in a raffle