Diane Diamantis, Boca Raton resident and co-founder of The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, Inc., dba Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, was awarded the 2019 .ORG Impact Award in the Rising Star category, an award which recognizes “a professional with five or fewer years of experience for exceptional contribution to his/her affiliated organization. A “Rising Star” individual is someone who has exhibited initiative and leadership around a specific task, project or campaign.” The award was presented to Ms. Diamantis by Lise Fuhr, .ORG Board Chair on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at an awards gala held at the Watergate Hotel. The award includes a $5000 financial award as well as a crystal trophy.
The .ORG Impact Awards (OIA)—is the first annual awards program recognizing .ORGs (nonprofit organizations) that are connecting communities, making a difference in the world, and leveraging the Internet for transformative change and mission achievement. The Blog Post from the Public Interest Registry (now rebranded as .ORG) announcing winners may be found here:
Dollars 4 Tic Scholars is an all-volunteer organization. Volunteer Francine Rose of Delray Beach assisted with the organization’s .ORG Impact Award Rising Star application and attended the awards gala with Ms. Diamantis.
About Dollars 4 Tic Scholars
Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, established in 2014, has awarded 28 college scholarships to students across the country who have Tourette Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by chronic and involuntary motor and vocal tics which may hinder a student’s learning, absorption of material, and focus.
In addition to college scholarships, Dollars 4 Tic Scholars supports younger children ages 7 to 17 by sponsoring two children every summer to attend Tourette Syndrome Summer Camp, and partners with vocational/technical institutions to offer scholarships to adults with Tourette Syndrome pursuing career paths.
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(Photo Credit .ORG Impact Awards)