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Manuel Pina Jr. Scholarship Fund Benefit Dinner
September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The SouthCoast Community Foundation, one of the largest aggregators of scholarships in the Southeastern Massachusetts region, announced that the Manuel S. Pina Scholarship Fund has been established by his son, Manny Pina, Jr., in honor of what would have been his father’s 100th birthday on Sept. 4, 2022.
To raise money for the fund, a buffet dinner is planned at White’s of Westport on September 16, 2022, from 6 – 11 pm featuring music by the legendary Bluenotes. Tickets can be purchased by calling Manny Pina (508-509-9345), Lorraine Telo (508-776-5475), or Celia’s Boutique (508-525-9490).
The Manuel S. Pina Scholarship Fund will provide qualified high school graduates of Cape Verdean descent from Wareham High School, Old Rochester Regional High School, and New Bedford High School with financial assistance to attend college. Starting in 2023, awards of $10,000 will be made during the Community Foundation scholarship season and will support recipients over four years.