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Alexis Mackenzie Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Arts

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Organized by
Martha R. Arias
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Raised of $25,000 goal
1 scholarship funded
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    Martha Bixler


    Tony Kirk


    Moe Jenkins


    Deborah White


    RT Richardson


Our story

Alexis Mackenzie was a bright spirit who lit up the room with her positive energy and infectious laugh. She loved the arts including music, painting, and especially dancing. In fact, she was dancing before she was standing! I envisioned her becoming a dancer or a musician, but in 2018 her life ended all too soon.

Our goal

To honor her memory, I am creating a scholarship in her name. The arts inspire us to dream, make us feel joy, connect us to those we love, take us to far away places, and unite us as people. But Arts funding is in trouble. In July of 2023, the House of representatives made deep funding cuts in the Fiscal 2024 Education funding bill, in some areas cutting 80% of Title 1 funding for schools serving low-income families and zeroing out programs like the arts in education grants. The goal of this scholarship fund is to raise money to support minority (Black or Latina/Latinx) women with financial need and pursuing a career in the arts (dance, music, painting, etc.). Help us to raise these funds!

Comments from contributors 26

Tony Kirk4 months ago

A great way to honor the legacy of a beautiful spirit!!

Deborah White5 months ago

With Love. Auntie Debbie. Sharing your beautiful spirit to benefit others ❤️

RT Richardson5 months ago

In loving memory of Alexis and her love of family, music, dance and the Arts.

Michele & Osiris Harvey5 months ago

Amazing idea 💕

Lexi Is Love Fund AMAK5 months ago

Lexi’s hugs and kisses pass forward through music, dance and art. ❤️

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