On Friday, May 13, 2016, RMC Foundation’s Inaugural Martha Vandervoort Garden Jubilee debuted at the Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston. This inaugural special event raised more than $100,000, far surpassing the foundation’s initial goal of $60,000. We honored the life of a special person, raised money for an educational scholarship and brought the community together for an evening of comradery and hope for future generations.
Proceeds from the event are earmarked to fund the Martha Vandervoort Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was created to honor the life and legacy of longtime Anniston resident and philanthropist, Martha Vandervoort. The Martha Vandervoort Garden Jubilee is an annual event and each year will award an annual renewable $6,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Calhoun County.
Martha’s most valuable gift was investing in people in our community. She recognized pure qualities in others, particularly those with a servant’s heart. This is a way for the RMC Foundation to carry on Martha’s mission and create a legacy scholarship in her honor.