Horatio Alger Events & Initiatives In the News

Reba McEntire played sold-out show at Holland to benefit Ak-Sar-Ben scholarship fund

Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE)
October 19, 2014

 Country star Reba McEntire performed for a sold-out audience Friday night at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha.

Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream

The National Journal (Washington, DC)
August 20, 2014

On a warm spring evening in Washington, D.C., a fleet of limousines and town cars delivered hundreds of guests, bedecked in black tie and long gowns, to a gala celebration of the American Dream: the annual awards night for the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Saving Horatio Alger: Equality, Opportunity, and the American Dream

The Brookings Essays (Washington, DC)
August 20, 2014

 Twelve new Members (11 men, one woman) were honored for having risen from childhood poverty to positions as captains of commerce or celebrated public servants. 

Reba concert will help Ak-Sar-Ben expand scholarship program

Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE )
August 13, 2014

 Reba McIntyre’s appearance on the small stage in Omaha on Oct. 17 will mean big things for the Ak-Sar-Ben Horatio Alger Scholarship program.

Folks You Should Know: Volunteer's Noel Reed named a 2014 Horatio Alger National Scholar

Times News (Kingsport, TN)
May 14, 2014

Reed, alongside the 105 other Horatio Alger National Scholarship winners for 2014, attended the National Scholars Conference in Washington, D.C., April 2-5.

Las Doñas de la Corte announce King's Men at Coronation

Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX)
May 04, 2014

The 61st annual Buccaneer Days Coronation was held Thursday at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program Celebrates 30 Years and More Than $100 Million in Scholarships

National (Your Mark on the World)
April 08, 2014

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, marked the 30th anniversary of its prestigious scholarship program, which has provided more than $100 million in scholarships, with the organization’s annual National Scholars Conference and Horatio Alger Awards Induction Ceremonies.

A Conversation with Mario Frangoulis: International Tenor Debuts in San Francisco, April 4th

The Huffington Post (National)
April 01, 2014

Tenor Mario Frangoulis observes his twenty-fifth anniversary as a concert and recording artist and performer in musical theatre.  In addition, he discusses briefly his role as an International Ambassador for Horatio Alger Association.

BWW Reviews: French-Greek Tenor George Perris Makes Sensational New York Debut

Broadway World (New York, NY)
February 18, 2014

 George Perris, the hot young Greek-French tenor, was in superb form at the Allen Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center last week. Perris was backed by a 16-piece orchestra in a performance that was ostensibly his New York headlining debut. The concert event was presented by The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans - a charitable organization providing over $100M in educational scholarships for underprivileged, high-potential children. Perris is an International Ambassador for the association.

Boston "To-Do"

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
June 05, 2013

Oh Mario! On tour to show off his new album, "Beautiful Things," Mario Frangoulis will show off his skills at covering everything from rock anthems to opera arias. June 6 at 7:30 p.m. $40-$125 (a portion of the proceeds support the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans).

The Power of Resilience: Study Shows How Horatio Alger Association Scholarships Make A Difference

Forbes.com (New York, NY)
May 03, 2013

"There is reason for optimism about the potential to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the disadvantaged," says Dr. Gregory Wolniak, a Senior Research Scientist at  NORC at the University of Chicago and the co-author of the recently released, landmark study on Horatio Alger Association National Scholarship recipients .

The Reliable Source

WashingtonPost.com (Washington, DC)
April 08, 2013

So Brad Pitt was in town - and we had to hear about it from Eric Cantor ? The House majority leader casually tweeted a photo of himself and his wife, Diana , Friday night with the movie star, who dropped in to handle celebrity duties at the Horatio Alger Association awards gala at Constitution Hall. 

Clement Stone Positively Lifted Self-Help Industry; Inspire: His attitude gave businesses and people direction

Investor's Business Daily (New York, NY)
March 22, 2013

Like a lot of entrepreneurs, Clement Stone first peddled newspapers. After being bullied by older boys who already had the best corners in Chicago, he decided to innovate.

Madison Dearborn's Canning takes home Horatio Alger Award

Pensions & Investments
March 01, 2013

Growing up the son of a country doctor who was sometimes paid in goods and produce, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC Chairman John A. Canning Jr. worked throughout his youth. Despite early tragedies - while still in his teens, Mr. Canning's brother and mother died within one week of each other - Mr. Canning persevered.

Backstage with Mario Frangoulis

One Voice Radio (New York, NY)
January 16, 2013

On June 21, 2012, music history was made as Mario Frangoulis walked on stage at Boston Symphony Hall, and performed under the baton of Maestro Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops. CD and DVD sales from Mario Frangoulis and George Perris, Horatio Alger International Ambassadors, will benefit the Association's educational programs.

A Live Performance By The Tenors on CBS

CBS New York 2 (New York, NY)
January 01, 2013

We are happy to say we are involved with an organization called Horatio Alger that gives opportunities to youth through scholarships.