The Origins of VeraRosa: First Annual Fundraiser

In early September of 2022, the VeraRosa Higher Learning Scholarship held its inaugural fundraiser with the community of Rockdale County. Guests gathered at the Georgia International Horse Park, an equestrian site specially built for the 1996 Olympics. The philanthropic Lunch-and-Learn served to inspire the attendees with the origins of VeraRosa and a hopeful vision for its future.

The Matriarchs of a STEM Scholarship

VeraRosa is the namesake of two incredible women whose legacies live on to this day through a scholarship that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Vera Mae Loyd was an accomplished business owner and nurse, while Rosa Lee Dardy was a successful accountant and seamstress. Both women had a lasting influence on the lives they touched and VeraRosa is committed to educating children in their honor.

Shaping Our Future Leaders

When children are supported in school and are given the tools they need to succeed in their goals, their futures are infinitely brighter. Research continues to show that higher education leads to better job opportunities and increased wage earnings. Students who pursue higher education also strengthen their critical thinking skills and are less likely to follow a path of impulsive decisions that could result in dangerous or criminal consequences. STEM careers are particularly in demand, with a rich variety of jobs for almost every interest.

Make a Difference Today

Maya Angelou once wrote, “Each child belongs to all of us and they will bring us a tomorrow in direct relation to the responsibility we have shown to them.” VeraRosa is excited to nurture a love of STEM in students of all backgrounds. We believe that investing in the next generation is an important responsibility that is essential to create a safe and productive community. If you’d like to support our students as they pursue a STEM-based education, please consider making a donation today. For more information on how to get involved, please contact us.