Help Steve McClain graduate from CCM

Peace family and friends,

I write to you asking that you pledge your support in assisting my best friend, brother in Christ, and overall amazing person, Steve McClain, in finishing his degree in Music from the University of Cincinnati - College of Music.

Steve is experiencing financial hardship after a string of unfortunate circumstances. We lost his mother to a hard fought battle with cancer in 2019. His father has been in and out of the hospital for health related issues over the last year, as well. His parents were assisting him financially, however, are obviously unable to do so now. To make things worse, his place of employment has cut his hours and he has been unable to earn a livable wage for the last few months.

This financial hardship has presented a unique challenge for him. He owes tuition for the past few semesters to the University of Cincinnati. The university has informed him that he may not re-enroll in his degree program until he pays off his debts. He is only 3 classes from finishing his degree! He was planning to finish his program, graduate, and walk in Spring 2020 until all of this happened.

Steve is the most gifted vocalist that I have ever heard sing. You may hear an example of his gift in the YouTube clip that I posted above, where he is singing lead, standing in front and to the left of your screen, in CCM's rendition of "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen". He has performed choral music at Carnegie Hall in New York City, sang in the ensemble for the Cincinnati Opera's production of Porgy and Bess,  and has traveled abroad sharing his gift with international audiences.

Family, I ask that you pledge what you can to help my best friend and brother graduate from college with his bachelor's degree so that he may continue sharing his gifts with the world.

With love and gratitude,
Melvin Earl Villaver, Jr.


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Melvin Villaver Jr. 
West Lafayette, IN
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