36th Annual Butch Carpenter Scholarship Banquet
The Black Law Students’ Alliance (BLSA) and the University of Michigan Law School cordially invite you to join us as we celebrate the 36th Annual Alden J. “Butch” Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund Banquet. The Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Union Ballroom at the University of Michigan, located at 530 S. State Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m.
Alden J. “Butch” Carpenter entered the University of Michigan Law School in 1977, with a passionate goal in mind and heart. He desired to become an advocate for the urban community by using his professional skills in business and law for its benefit and edification. His untimely passing on February 2, 1978 left the entire University community stunned and deeply saddened. On February 21, 1978, the BLSA membership, recognizing the importance of Butch’s chosen life work, voted unanimously to honor his memory and vision by establishing the Alden J. “Butch” Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund. Each year the Fund awards scholarships to three outstanding first-year BLSA member law students who have demonstrated commitment to community development. Last year the Fund awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships to four deserving students.
This year the Banquet will be the highlight of the inaugural African American Alumni Reunion weekend. The goals of the reunion are to celebrate the history of diversity at Michigan Law and to lay the foundation for increased scholarship support for African American students. We are expecting a large alumni turnout for the reunion and are looking forward to our most successful banquet yet.
As the Butch Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund Banquet celebrates an astounding 36 years of steadily increasing commitment to Butch Carpenter’s vision, we gratefully acknowledge the support of BLSA, the Law School, alumni, law firms, and organizations such as yours. Your involvement allows the Butch Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund to grow, ensuring the success of this event each year. In the accompanying inserts, you will find a participation form detailing all the ways you can be a part of this celebration. All gifts received by Friday, February 28, 2014 will be included in the event program as a patron to the fund and banquet. Space is limited so please respond early!
If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact, Emerson Girardeau, III or Adrean Taylor at ButchCarpenterScholarship@umich.edu. Thank you for taking this opportunity to express your commitment to community service, minority recruitment, and supporting the University of Michigan Law school community.
Emerson Girardeau, III (’14), Co-Chair Adrean Taylor (’15), Co-Chair
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*Please click below to download the banquet participation form