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Ruby Wilson Scholarship Fund

$3,395 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 18 months
As we approach the second anniversary of Ruby Wilson's passing, please help us continue The Queen of Beale Street's soulful legacy to a new generation of female singers!

In conjunction with the Soulsville Foundation, we have created the Ruby Wilson Scholarship Fund to provide an annual scholarship to a promising female vocalist at the renowned Stax Music Academy.

The Soulsville Foundation will manage and invest our donations to maximize the funds available to students. Other notable Memphis artists who have scholarship funds at Soulsville include Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, DiAnne Price, and Al Jackson.

The Stax Music Academy does incredible work. From after-school and summer music programs to performance tours throughout the U.S. and Europe, the Academy has shown thousands of talented young people the power of Memphis music and has given them the opportunity to learn, practice, and perform music around the world.

Any donation is welcome! $5 is great. $50 is wonderful. $500 is fantastic! Every dollar will enhance the life of a talented Memphis teenager.

Ruby's friends and family were delighted to create this fund to benefit the next generation of female vocalists. Last year's scholarship recipient, Asiya Buchanan, had a fantastic year at Stax. We are forever grateful for your love and devotion to Ruby during her life, and we hope you will donate to continue her legacy.
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Please help us continue the legacy of Ruby Wilson, The Queen of Beale Street, as we approach the second anniversary of her passing. We will award a talented young woman the Ruby Wilson Scholarship for one year at Stax Music Academy.
Any donation is appreciated!
Last year's scholarship winner: Asiya Buchanan
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We have funded the first Ruby Wilson Scholarship at the Stax Music Academy! Thank you so much for contributing. We will have a brief ceremony at B.B. King's on Beale Street on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 1:30pm. We'll remember Ruby one year after her passing, and we'll award the scholarship to a wonderful young woman. Please join us!
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LF
$50
Lynn Filoreto
4 months ago
PS
$200
Paula Smithhart
15 months ago
JS
$1,000
Jeni S
15 months ago
CP
$25
Christopher Perry
16 months ago
OW
$75
Olivia Ward
16 months ago
$25
Ashley Colburn
16 months ago
JS
$100
Jay Sheffield
16 months ago
RR
$500
Rollin Riggs
16 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$500
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$50
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