Marc Whitehead April 2018



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A T T O R N E Y S A T L A W , L L P

A Dedication to 3 of the Most Influential People in Our Lives To Further the Education of Others

and became the first president of the PTO at the school. Tina has also raised money for Spark Park, a public- private effort to raise money for parks. A school donates land for the park, and fundraising goes into building the playground.

That experience made me want to become a disability lawyer and represent people like Earl.

For the first time, our firm established two memorial scholarships last year. We wanted to do something for our community, and a scholarship seemed like the most natural way to do that. Our scholarships also honor three very important people who had a huge impact on my family. Our Frances & Earl Perry Memorial Veterans Scholarship honors my aunt and uncle, and our Flora Marie Jenkins Memorial Disability Scholarship is in memory of my mother-in-law.

The Frances & Earl Perry Memorial Veterans Scholarship supports aspiring veterans and children of veterans who wish to further their education at the college or university level. If you know someone who fits these criteria, please encourage them to apply. You can find more information on our website at scholarships/veterans-scholarship. Our hope is to enable returning soldiers or their children to pursue their educational goals and position them for success in civilian professions. My mother-in-law, Marie Jenkins, died when my wife was only 18. Although she passed away at a young age, Marie had a positive impact on her friends and family throughout her lifetime. We remember her though this scholarship. The Flora Marie Jenkins Memorial Disability Scholarship awards money to aspiring individuals with disabilities who wish to further their education. We know how important higher education is to the pursuit of a rewarding career and are honored to help deserving disabled students enjoy the full benefits of a post- secondary education. My wife, Tina, has always been heavily involved in our community. When we moved into a new neighborhood in Houston, they had just built a new elementary school nearby. She organized

My Uncle Earl and Aunt Frances were special people. So special, in fact, that I would not be where I am today without their support and guidance. While my mom was putting herself through law

Julia LiPuma, Scholarship Recipient

Inspired by Tina’s giving spirit, I wanted to get our firm involved in giving back, and that’s how our two scholarships came to be. We’re excited to offer these scholarships to two outstanding people in our community so they can further their education. If you know a qualifying individual who wants to go to school and needs financial assistance, encourage them to apply! The applications and additional details can be found at college-scholarships.

Justin Mebes, Scholarship Recipient

school, Uncle Earl and Aunt Frances raised me. In the time I lived with them, some of the struggles I saw them go through influenced my decision to become a disability lawyer. Uncle Earl served in the military and came out a disabled veteran. When I lived with him and my aunt, I saw the challenges he went through while trying to get his disability insurance.

We look forward to seeing your applications!

-Marc Whitehead






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