ParkerLee Foundation Scholarships

As a local foundation, we seek to enhance our community base. The ParkerLee Foundation Scholarships program is another way we can give back to the community. Read more about our scholarships program below.

Make a donation to the
Eric J Yavitch Scholarship Fund




Congratulations to the two Yavitch Scholarship finalist, Brenton Newman and Elijah Sow.

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.

Eric J. Yavitch Scholarship Fund

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.