First and foremost I wanted to thank everyone for their support, encouragement and participation in the Home Going service and tribute ceremonies that have been held for my father. The family is greatly appreciative for all that you have done and continue to do to celebrate his life and legacy.
One thing that I heard consistently throughout the ceremonies was how my father was selfless in his giving of his time, talent and techniques to help others whenever there was a need. I see no reason why this should not continue in another form as a testament to a man who loved to bring the best out of those he worked with.
After conversations with family, close friends and colleagues, I have decided to start The Al Johnson S.I.N.G.S. Fund, a non profit organization with the goal of providing financial assistance to anyone who wishes to pursue their music education at the collegiate level.
I am asking that those who have a heart to give, those who love music, those who support higher education, and those who were admirers and or beneficiaries of my father's work, donate to this fund so that even after his passing, Al Johnson will continue to be able to contribute in some way to the thing he loved the most: MUSIC.
If you prefer to contribute by check or money order, you may make them payable to Alfred O. Johnson III, (please put AJ Scholarship Fund in memo line) and mail them to:
The Al Johnson SINGS Fund
P.O. Box 1038
Lanham, MD. 20703
All proceeds will be going to the scholarship fund and we expect to reward the first recipient next summer. Thank you in advance for your contributions.
Al Johnson III - Executive Director
The Al Johnson S.I.N.G.S. Fund[email protected]