MELISSA LEGARE BROWN
Melissa Legare Brown, a Boon Project supporter from the very beginning, a Boon Project Board Member for many years, and a loyal loving friend to many in our organization, unexpectedly passed away on October 23, 2020.
In addition to her dedicated service and support to The Boon Project's mission of serving young adults fighting cancer, she was also an educator in the Charleston area who truly had a strong impact on her students with her creativity and passion for education.
For these reasons The Boon Project, along with funds lovingly given in her memory by friends and family and a generous gift from her parents, Dan and Gloria Legare, has established the Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship in her honor.
The annual scholarship given through The Boon Project will benefit a young adult who has faced cancer or a child of a parent who faced cancer as a young adult around the Lowcountry to pursue further education or career training after completing high school.
Faith McLeod was named as the second annual scholarship recipient at The Boon Project's 5th Annual Gala on April 9th, 2022. She is currently studying psychology with a concentration in counseling at Coker University. Faith said that her experience of watching her mom battle colon cancer in her 30s inspired her education and career goals.
To give a gift to The Boon Project's Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship fund click here and add a comment specifying that you would like your gift to be given to this fund. You could also send a check to The Boon Project, 149 Fall Creek Blvd, Summerville, SC 29483 specifying the gift to the Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship fund.
2022: Faith McLeod, Coker University
2021: Emma Black, Clemson University Graduate School