The 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee (10th CDWSC) will recognize five college-bound students at the 45th Annual Scholarship Awards and Fundraiser Luncheon, on Saturday, June 24. 

 The event will be held at 11 a.m., at the Proud Bird Grand Ballroom West, 11022 Aviation Blvd., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Embracing in Inspiring the Future: Education – Women – Diversity.”   

 During the program, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Summer Alexander, Laylah Cooper and Anderson Moore of Dorsey High School; Epiphany Goins of Los Angeles High School, and Phandie Pugh of Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies. 

Summer Alexander (Courtesy photo)


Laylah Cooper (Courtesy photo)

 In addition, Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Charles Dickerson, and Capri Maddox Esq., will be presented with special awards for their contributions to the greater L.A. community. Mitchell, who represents the 2nd Supervisorial District, has spearheaded several initiatives to alleviate poverty and improve the quality of life for county residents.   

 Maddox, executive director of the LA Civil Rights Department, implemented a number of award-winning campaigns to combat hate and violence in the community. Dickerson, executive director and conductor of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, has mentored scores of young musicians and led ICYOLA in performances around the nation. 

Anderson Moore (Courtesy photo)

 ABC7 news anchor Leslie Sykes will be the emcee and Attorney Areva Martin Esq. will be the keynote speaker. The Rev. J. Edgar Boyd, pastor of First AME Church of Los Angeles, will deliver the invocation and blessing. 

Phandie Pugh (Courtesy photo)
Epiphany Goins (Courtesy photo)

 The luncheon will also feature door prizes, raffle and entertainment by guitarist and vocalist Daryl Darden. Sponsors include L.A. Department of Water and Power, US Bank, and West Basin Municipal Water District.   

 Jacqueline Nunn is president of the 10th CDWSC and Julie Cox is the scholarship chair. The scholarship  committee members are Sandra Fort, Johnnie Loyd, Sharlene Mosley, and Angela Simon. 

 Tickets are $100 and $150 (VIP), and available via Zelle at (323) 371-1071, Paypal at [email protected] or Eventbrite at To learn more, call (323) 735-0879 or (323) 309-7321.