Celebrating Second Chances


July 18, 1999|By Sloane Brown

For the Woodholme Foundation's Corporate Appreciation Reception, some 100 guests gathered at the Harbor Inn Pier 5 to celebrate second chances. Not theirs, but the foundation's Second Chance program, which offers first-year college tuition, housing, book and tutoring assistance to underachieving high-school seniors in the Mid-Atlantic area. It's the foundation's belief that these students did poorly in school not for lack of ability, but because of conditions beyond their control.

Among the party-goers partaking of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for a good cause: DeWayne Wickham, the foundation's founder and board chair; Vanessa Wickham-Baker, John Mason, John White and Sharon Pinder, board members; Tim Reid, television actor; Robert Steele, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Baltimore; Marilyn Johnson, president and CEO of National Public Health Forum; and Jack Harvey, a biologist at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

This year, four students from Maryland and Delaware are being awarded Second Chances.

Pub Date: 07/18/99

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