The Anesa Baker Scholarship Fund was created to honor the life and memory of our beloved Anesa. Anesa was a 2017 graduate of Little Flower School and a freshman at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. She attended a concert Easter Sunday with friends and was the victim of random, senseless gun violence. She fought courageously for life but succumbed to her injuries on April 11, 2018. Anesa was a kind, charismatic young lady with a contagious energy. She loved to dance, play basketball, and enjoy life with friends. Her beauty and personality, captured in countless photos of her with such a radiant smile, will forever be her gift to the world. We trust a scholarship in her name to be awarded to young people much like herself will also become as much her legacy.
In addition to honoring Anesa, the Anesa Baker Scholarship Fund will award scholarships to six well deserving students, three females and three males, who excel in the areas of academics, service, character, athletics and/or the arts. The scholaship recipients will be two current students attending Little Flower, two 8th grade graduates matriculating to McGill Toolen and two of her McGill classmates as her class graduates in 2021. The fund will be supported by various fundraising efforts but its strength depends on the generosity and humanity of those of us who love Anesa, grieve for her, want to honor her and denounce the senseless violence that took her life.
Please be advised, scholarship funds will be managed by the McGill-Toolen Foundation and invested with the Catholic Foundation. Donations are tax deductible; you will receive a tax deductible receipt shortly after your donation. For your conveninence, you can make your donation here securely online or you can send to: McGill-Toolen Foundation, Mrs. Jenna Wood-Anesa Baker Scholarship, 1501 Old Shell Road, Mobile, Al 36604. We appreciate your support. May God continue to bless you.
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