I am reminded of all the scholarship recipients we have supported over the past 25 years.
Each having their own special moment of learning they received a scholarship and feeling inspired, proud and honored to start the next chapter of their lives knowing someone believes in them.
On behalf of the Foundation and the recipients listed below, thank you for helping us keep our promise made to Brian that we would accomplish great things in his name and memory.
The over 750 scholarship recipients are making a true difference in the lives of others. Each accomplishing great things of their own.
41 years ago, the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association created National Handwriting Day to honor and preserve the handwritten word and to sustain the art and importance of handwriting for future generations.
That same day, January 23, 1977, Brian LaViolette was born. From an early age, Brian was inspired by the words of great leaders and kept a collection of handwritten sayings.
His favorite saying was, "The Journey is the Reward" which many of you know has become the inspiration of the Brian LaViolette Foundation. Thousands worldwide have joined this journey over the past 25 years, making positive change in the lives of others.
We believe in the power of the 'pen'. Without pen to paper, great ideas or history may have been forgotten. Have you heard of John Hancock? His birthday is also January 23rd.
Milestone moments - whether it is signing a birth certificate, driver's license, college application, marriage license, military oath, or homeowner's paperwork - all share a signature.
The Brian LaViolette Foundation has partnered with Riteline Writing Instruments of Dallas TX, for the Foundation's exclusive program Pens With a Purpose.
Pens With a Purpose gives individuals or companies an opportunity to write a new chapter for their business or personal lives while, at the same time support the Brian LaViolette Foundation for generations to come.
These are just a few of the companies that have joined us on this Journey.
For more details on Pens with a Purpose, visit our website or email Kim LaViolette Mosteller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our board members was so moved after hearing Riley Garbe's story of overcoming a lot of adversity to graduate from college, that he created the Riley Garbe Scholarship to help other students do the same.
Thank you WBAY-TV2 for sharing the story!