—Who We Are—
SUPPORTING THE ARTS, CHILDREN, AND EDUCATION THROUGHOUT THE DELTA AND BEYOND!
Founders, Steve & Gwen Azar
The Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation(SASCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation founded in 2006 by Steve and his wife Gwen to serve as a vehicle for charitable service and giving back to their communities through Steve’s abilities as a singer/songwriter and recording artist.
The mission of the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation is to raise funds for charitable organizations, particularly in the Delta region that aid sick, disadvantaged and abused children. The foundation also supports the promotion and growth of art and music programs within educational and cultural institutions.
Since it’s inception, the foundation has proudly disbursed more than $675,000 to many organizations. View recipients list HERE.
Foundation Board Members:
Steve Azar, President, Gwen Azar, VP & Treasurer, Ken Purvis, Secretary, Fred Azar, MD, Joe Azar, Jr., Andrew Abide, DMD and Doug Murphy.
Delta Soul Committee:
Event Directors: Beth Mansour & Esther Virden
2017 Committee Chairs: Cindy Abide, Nadine Hayek, Elisabeth Steele, Cassie Doolittle, Latrice Mahalitc, Kim Dowdy, Terri Lane, Liz Vickers, Billy Brozovich, Jr., Paige Suares, Andrew Abide and Danny & Charisse Oberle.
The Delta Soul is a fundraising event held in Greenville, Mississippi benefitting the Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation.
This 3 day event, held during June is the main fundraiser for the SASCF. Our mission is not only to raise money but to create an extraordinary Delta experience for our participants, sponsors and celebrities, many who come in from different parts of the country to enjoy golf and festivities highlighting the Delta’s rich musical history, fantastic southern food and superb southern hospitality. This 3 day-3 night event which begins with a celebrity dinner at the legendary Doe’s Eat Place is a fun-filled music and golf extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! Find out how to participate in the Delta Soul or donate to the cause HERE.
Past fundraising events include the Steve Azar & Friends Sports Challenge and Benefit Jam at BB Kings in Nashville and playing the celebrity Wheel of Fortune for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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