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NASHVILLE, TN – May 15, 2015 - The board of the Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is pleased to announce the following projects and grants that have been made possible with funds raised at the
 “10th Annual Music City Mardi Gras” held in February 2015.

1. We will be providing a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior from Adamsville High School (TN) whose immediate family has been touched by cancer. (see below) This is Lisa's alma mater and it is also the sixth annual scholarship that the Foundation has awarded. We have helped some really deserving kids with a chance at college degree that might not have been able to go otherwise. This scholarship will be given in May of this year.

We also awarded financial grants to the following animal welfare organizations:

3. Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) in honor of Joe Dubin. Joe has served as the host of our Music City Mardi Gras event the past seven years and he does great work in the community with animal welfare. We're pleased to honor him and all of his support of our Foundation!

4. Nashville Cat Rescue - (www.nashvillecatrescue.org) Nashville Cat Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing cats and kittens from off the streets and from high-kill shelters and placing them into loving, permanent homes. They have placed over 4,500 formerly abandoned/neglected or facing euthanasia since their inception in October of 2005. They do a fantastic job and we are pleased to support great organizations like this!

5. Pet Community Center - (www.petcommunitycenter.org) They have just opened Nashville’s first low cost spay/neuter clinic in 2014 and are doing a fantastic job in this area. They are making a difference with reducing the number of unwanted animals in our community. We are pleased to support great organizations like Pet Community Center!

6. Pauls Clinic - (www.paulsclinic.com) Located in McMinnville, TN, Pauls is an acronym for Preventing All Unwanted Litters. It is a low cost spay/neuter clinic that serves the following counties in TN: Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Grundy, Van Buren, Warren and White. In the past two years, 2,700 pets have sterilized through Pauls Clinic. Thanks to all of the organizations that do such great work in this area.

7. Lovie’s Legacy – (www.lovieslegacy.com) The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is excited to give Lovie's Legacy a grant to help provide medical assistance to five animals through their Veterinary Assistance Program. This program provides small grants to low-income pet owners in Tennessee whose pets are in need of urgent medical care and they have helped hundreds of pets since they started this.

8. Dogs Deserve Better - Dogs Deserve Better is a 501c3 advocacy group for chained and penned dogs. They educate our community, work with local law-makers to change tethering laws, rescue & rehabilitate chained dogs. We are excited to partner with them and support the great work that they do!

9. A Time 4 Paws – (www.atime4paws.org) They are a no-kill nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Crossville, TN with a mission to provide and promote the education and programs necessary to eliminate the killing of homeless dogs and cats and to prevent cruelty to animals. They do wonderful work in their area and we are excited to support their mission.


The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation announces the winners of the
2015 Lisa Ross Parker Memorial Scholarship

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation would like to congratulate Anderson Lambert and Alli Pettit, the winners of the 2015 Lisa Ross Parker Memorial Scholarship. This is a $2,000 scholarship given annually to a graduating senior whose family (parents, grandparents, siblings) has been affected by cancer. This year, winners will receive $1,000 each towards their college education. Anderson and Alli both graduated from Adamsville (TN) High School, Lisa's alma mater, in May and will both be attending Jackson State Community College this fall. Anderson plans to major in nursing while Alli will study radiology. In the picture below (L-R) are Anderson, Tommy Ross, Lisa's father and Alli at Awards Day. Congratulations Anderson and Alli!






The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a charitable foundation founded in 2004 by Janet Ross, and operated by Janet and a small group of committed citizens, dedicated to the memory and charitable legacy of Lisa Ross Parker, whose life was taken at age 33 by leukemia.

Although Lisa is no longer with us, her legacy of giving continues through the Lisa Ross Parker Foundation. The organization was founded in 2004 with a mission that encompasses two things most dear to Lisa:

1) Providing support for families touched by cancer, and
2) Assisting animal welfare organizations

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation strives to charitably honor the legacy of Lisa Ross Parker by continuing to pursue her charitable passions, including (but not limited to) assisting and caring for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood-related cancers, and their families.

In addition, we continue Lisa’s legacy by assisting with charitable animal welfare and supporting other animal advocacy organizations that follow the same principles. We are a tax-exempt public operating charity under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(3) and 509 (a)(1), and our Tax ID Number is 20-5499984.

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a charitable foundation founded in 2004 by her sister Janet Ross, and operated by Janet and a small group of committed citizens, dedicated to the memory and charitable legacy of Lisa Ross Parker, whose life was taken at age 33 by leukemia. The Foundation’s mission encompasses two things that were most important to Lisa - providing support for families touched by cancer, and assisting animal welfare organizations. The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a tax exempt public operating charity under Internal Revenue Code Sections
501 (c )(3) and 509 (a)(1). For more information on Lisa Ross Parker and the Foundation, go to
www.lrpfoundation.org

For more information, contact:

Rachel Gwinn

Janet Ross

Executive Director

President/Founder

rachel@lrpfoundation.org

janet@lrpfoundation.org

615- 373-7739

615- 373-7739

 


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