Afternoon of jazz on July 15 benefits A.J. Slater Memorial Scholarship

Sturdevant and Nottingham

Singer and MCC-Penn Valley reading instructor Millie Edwards Nottingham will host a jazz fundraiser Sunday, July 15, for MCC’s A. J. Slater Memorial Scholarship. The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Phoenix, 302 W. Eighth St. in downtown Kansas City.

Nottingham will be joined by singer-pianist Dan Sturdevant. The two perform together each week at the jazz club’s Sunday brunch.

The $10 cover charge includes free appetizers (while they last). Additional food and drink will be available for sale.

The scholarship committee will also be selling raffle tickets for $1 each, with prizes such as restaurant gift cards, a tarot reading and a month of self-defense training.

The scholarship fund, announced last December, honors the legacy of A.J. Slater, MCC-Blue River’s Campus Life & Leadership coordinator for 11 years starting in 2005. Slater died Aug. 9, 2017. The scholarship in his name will recognize student advocates of the LGBTQ+ community.

The scholarship committee has a goal of awarding the first Slater scholarship in Fall 2019.

If you can’t attend the jazz event but would still like to help, click here to make an online contribution to the A.J. Slater Memorial Scholarship Fund. Or send a check to MCC Foundation, 3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111 (put A.J. Slater in memo line).

MCC employees who’d like to give through payroll deduction can find the form here.

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Meet the woman behind the voice: Millie Edwards Nottingham