Greenwich resident and philanthropist Leora Levy was presented the Brave Enough To Fail Person of Courage Award. The event was held recently at Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT.
Leora and her husband Steve, were both recognized for being among the very first supporters of Brave Enough To Fail when it was merely a concept back in 2013.
Several past scholarship winners provided a video tribute and thank-you message to Leora and other donors.
Scholarship recipient Linda Thatch, who is attending Yale University said,
“As a first-generation, low-income student, the Brave Enough To Fail message, perseverance through adversity, has been a constant help and inspiration as I work towards my goals.”
Robin Ebanks, a graduate of Brave Enough To Fail’s BOSS Academy program, spoke to attendees about the impact the program has made on her and the skills she learned including goal setting, networking, and effective communication.
The event also established the Leora and Steve Levy scholarship fund for next generation entrepreneurs and leaders which presented it’s first $1,000 scholarship to graduating senior, Rebecca Ebanks.
Award recipient Leora Levy said,
“It’s very rare to actually see the results of your support and see how it has changed lives. This organization is special and I’m so honored to be a part of it. Our children are our future and it is important that they succeed.”
The event which was help on Wednesday March 18th, raised over $10,000 for the nonprofit Brave Enough To Fail, which provides motivational programs, educational resources and scholarships to help students succeed in school and beyond.
If you could not attend the event but you’d like to contribute to the Leora and Steve Levy Scholarship fund for next generation entrepreneurs & leaders please donate here