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The S.O. What! Foundation is excited to announce its inaugural S.O. What! Awards and Scholarship Soiree!

This black-tie fundraising event honors and celebrates individuals who exemplify the S.O. What! message of resilience and uplifting others and the community. In addition to highlighting inspirational stories, this event raises funds to support the S.O. What! Foundation’s scholarship initiatives.

Produced in conjunction with Cynthia Daniels and Co., the inaugural S.O. What! Awards and Scholarship Soiree will be an elegant, inspirational evening celebrating amazing overcomers and empowering more youth to create their S.O. What! Stories for success.

2023 Honorees


 Dr. Mario Brown

Chief Talent Development
Officer, First Horizon Bank

     Fred Jones, Jr.
President, Summitt Management Corporation

Roy Ray
Past Executive Director,    Rotary-Family Youth Initiative

Charlie Caswell

Shelby County Commissioner

LáDeia McNeal
HIV+ Influencer & Activist

Beverly Robertson
Principal, TRUST Marketing

Deborah Hester Harrison
Retired Community Leader

Terrell Monger
Pastor, Author,
Playwright & Speaker

Dr. Christina Rosenthal
Dentist, Youth Advocate, Speaker & Author

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