Fashion Designer William Malcolm Highlights Students And Michigan Men With His Annual Scholarship Contest
Fashion Designer William Malcolm Highlights Students And Michigan Men With His Annual Scholarship Contest And Distinguished Man Of Benevolence Awards
(prHWY.com) November 15, 2012 - Troy, MI -- Michigan Gala Event Will Award The Philanthropic Efforts Of Michigan Men And Showcase The Educational Achievements of Its Youth.
Troy, Michigan November 2, 2012. William Malcolm, Detroit based fashion designer and humanitarian believes that young men must be highlighted and encouraged to pursue excellence. This is why he established the William Malcolm Man of Style & Substance Scholarship Contest. The goal of this annual competition is to create a platform by which Metro Detroit area high school senior males are rewarded by their excellence in educational endeavors, and volunteerism. www.WilliamMalcolmManOfStyleAndSubstance.com
"Our community must creatively address the issue of our young men growing up without fathers and positive male role models," says William Malcolm Founder of The Man Of Style And Substance High School Scholarship Contest. "The impact of fatherlessness on American communities is devastating and our youth are losing this battle"
The Michigan High School Seniors will have various tasks to complete including a Scholarship Weekend that will include a conference that will be presented by several male mentors on topics such as: the purpose of man, chivalry, community service, gentlemanly etiquette, interview preparation, education goals and financial literacy.
The contest will culminate with an oratorical contest that will be held at the Man Of Style & Substance Selection Gala November 16th 2012 at the Michigan First Credit Union's Banquet Facility located in Southfield Michigan. The students are competing for a prize and scholarship package worth over $10,000.
The gala is free and open to the public and it will be hosted by William Malcolm and Jacqueline M. Northrop, Principal Consultant at Scarlet Communications. Jacqueline and William also co- host the Coffee And Community Radio Show; a positive, inspiring Detroit based weekly radio program on AM1500 WLQV.
The gala event will serve dual roles as William will once again honor and present eight Michigan men with a Distinguished Man Of Benevolence Award. William created the Distinguished Man Of Benevolence Awards in 2009 as a way to thank and honor men from Michigan who by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. William believes that recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The William Malcolm Distinguished Man Of Benevolence Award recognizes men from the state of Michigan that have achieved a certain standard of service measured by their dedication to volunteerism and leadership to the Michigan community.
The 2012 Distinguished Man Of Benevolence Awardees, their occupations and charities of choice:
Nate Burleson NFL Detroit Lions WR CATCH Foundation
Shawn Lee Awarded Photographer Teen Hype Youth Mentoring/ I See Detroit
Kem Motown Recording Artist Mack And Third Homeless Fundraiser
Mark Tapper President at Tapper's Coats For Kids /Various Michigan Initiatives
Bud Liebler Whitney Mansion/Owner Supporter of many Michigan Initiatives
Michael Poulos President /CEO Financial Literacy
Michigan First Credit Union
Jason Malone Non Profit Consulting Midnight Golf Mentor Program
Desmond Ferguson CEO MoneyBall Sportswear Desmond Ferguson Free Basketball Clinic
William Malcolm is the founder and lead creative designer for William Malcolm Luxe Collection a classic menswear fashion label www.WilliamMalcolmCollection.com
William became interested in fashion and art at an early age. His designs are inspired by the classic men's styling and intelligent tailoring of the early 1930's through the mid 20th century. William has founded three nonprofit initiatives: The Suit Project (mentor program) William Malcolm Man of Style And Substance Contest (Michigan wide high school scholarship contest) The Blue Tie Project (prostate cancer initiative).
For William's tireless community service efforts he was awarded with the 2010 Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Fusion Award, a Vanguard award 2010 and a 2012 Molina Health Care Community Champions award. He was also named as an honorary Board member to the White House supported initiative titled 2011 Year of the Responsible Man.