Thurgood Marshall Fund Events
The Rusticway Chamber Music Series Fundraiser Raises over $800 for Fund
On March 25th, 2012 the Rustic Way Chamber Music series was held at the home of Kris Gilbert and Marion Baker. The performance of the 3 Muses raised over $800.00 in support of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. The musicians, aged 12 through 16, showcased their extraordinary talent performing works from Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Bach and Sibelius to an appreciative audience. Pianist, Maria Brock returned to her former Lake Barcroft neighborhood, where she had begun piano lessons with Kris Gilbert. Maria was joined by her colleagues violinist, Fedor Ouspensky and cellist Mairead Flory. Mrs. Marshall called to express her thanks to the artists in honoring the memory of her late husband. The Thurgood Marshall Fund awards scholarships to graduating seniors from Jeb Stuart High School who demonstrate the spirit of Justice Marshall in their high school achievements, community service and overcoming difficult obstacles in their young lives.
The Rusticway Chamber Music Series Fundraiser Plays to a Packed House
On April 17th, 2011 the Rusticway Chamber Music Series held its annual fund-raising concert for the Thurgood Marshall Fund. This year, students from Peabody Conservatory of Music performed to a full house. Mrs. Marshall was among the Lake Barcroft attendees; Ralph Smalley, who established the Thurgood Marshall Fund, gave a short presentation.
The Rusticway Chamber Music Series, features local artists performing in the home of Kristin Gilbert and Marion Baker. At the end of each season, all contributions from the fund-raising concert, along with any net proceeds from other concerts in the series, are donated to the Thurgood Marshall Fund. Congratulations on another successful event!