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PBS Central Florida to Broadcast Amour – 3 Voices from Broadway to the Stars, a Benefit Concert Presented by Horatio Alger Association 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2018

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PBS Central Florida to Broadcast Amour – 3 Voices from Broadway to the Stars, a Benefit Concert Presented by Horatio Alger Association 
In partnership with Horatio Alger Members Harvey L. Massey, Clarence Otis, Jr. and James M. Seneff, Jr., the concert raised funds to support the Association’s scholarship programs and Orlando youth 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2018)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, today announced that the benefit concert presented by the organization in October 2016 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will air on Thursday, May 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Central Florida’s PBS affiliate, WUCF

The concert, entitled Amour – 3 Voices from Broadway to the Stars, featured international tenor Mario Frangoulis, pop superstar George Perris and acclaimed soprano Deborah Myers performing with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, led by dynamic conductor Eric Jacobsen as Music Director.  $250,000 was raised through the benefit concert helping to fund the Association’s numerous scholarship programs and support services for outstanding students in Central Florida who have exhibited an admirable commitment to continuing their education and serving their communities despite great adversity.

The show was presented by the Association in collaboration with Orlando-based Horatio Alger Members Harvey L. Massey, chairman and CEO of Massey Services, Inc., Clarence Otis, Jr., retired CEO of Darden and James M. Seneff, Jr., executive chairman of CNL Financial Group.

“We are immensely grateful to Harvey Massey, Clarence Otis and Jim Seneff for spearheading this concert within the Orlando community and for generously supporting the Association’s scholarship programs through their leadership,” said Terrence J. Giroux, Executive Director, Horatio Alger Association.  “The impact of the Amour concert is far-reaching and long-lasting.  And now, thanks to PBS and its distribution network, this special evening can be experienced by a larger audience in Central Florida and across the United States.”

Horatio Alger Association aims to educate young people about the limitless opportunities afforded to them by the free-enterprise system. Since the establishment of its scholarship programs in 1984, the organization has awarded more than $143 million in undergraduate, graduate and specialized scholarships to 25,000 students across the United States and Canada. The Association also annually bestows the Horatio Alger Award upon outstanding business, civic and cultural leaders who have succeeded despite facing significant adversity, and who are committed to philanthropy and higher education. Scholarships are funded solely through the generosity of Association Members and friends.

For more information about Horatio Alger Association, please visit www.horatioalger.org. Follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 About Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans:
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The Association honors the achievements of outstanding leaders who have accomplished remarkable successes in spite of adversity by bestowing upon them the Horatio Alger Award and inducting them as lifetime Members. Horatio Alger Members support promising young people with the resources and confidence needed to overcome adversity in pursuit of their dreams through higher education. Through the generosity of its Members and friends, in 2017, the Association awarded more than $18 million in undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarships across the United States and Canada, and also provided college support services to its Scholars. Since 1984, the Association has awarded more than $143 million in college scholarships to more than 25,000 deserving young people. For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.

Our Members

Horatio Alger Members are part of a select group of individuals who have experienced a wide spectrum of what life can offer. Similar to characters in stories by Horatio Alger, Jr., they traditionally have started life in “humble” or economically challenging circumstances.

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Our Scholarship Programs

The Association administers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarship programs.

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