VO PEEPS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND CONTINUES TO GROW!!
What began as an entrepreneurial vision of one girl, Anne Ganguzza, VO PEEPS CREATOR and FOUNDER of the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund, has now evolved into one of the most exciting and PLUGGED IN places to be for the Voice Over Community! The rapid growth of the popular global networking group since its inception in 2009, led Anne to seek ways in which to give back to the community, and the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund was born.
VO Peeps Scholarship Funds Reaches $31,458 – as of 02/2017!
The fund, established in January of 2012, is a SoCal Media Pros (previously MCAI-OC) sponsored nonprofit 501(c) (3) fund dedicated to providing both need-based and merit-based scholarships to qualified members of the voiceover community. To date, more than $31,458 worth of scholarship and aid to the VoiceOver community has been donated, and Anne continues to grow the excitement and drive the VO Community to what it does best, and that’s GIVING BACK! The spirit of giving back is inevitable in every community, and when you look at the many blessings that have been bestowed upon the VO Peeps Community through the Scholarship Fund, you can’t help but recognize it’s generosity!
Together, Our Voices can Build Dreams!
Listen to what some of our Scholarship winners had to say:
As someone with just under a year of being involved in the industry I am truly floored by the amount of talent and generosity of VO’s within this community. So knowing a few of these extremely talented people had submitted for the 2017 VO Peeps VO Atlanta International Scholarship makes winning that much more mind blowing to me! Having the opportunity to learn and engage with the best coaches and voice actors in the business in one conference is truly invaluable! The sheer number of real connections I hope to make, with people I have only met through social media or through webinars, will be incredible and I am so looking forward to this more than anything else. I wish to again graciously thank Anne and all the contributors to the VO Peeps Scholarship fund who have supported this valuable cause, and to Gerald for his support of this scholarship and for putting on what is known as “the” VO conference of the year! I am truly grateful for this opportunity to dramatically change the trajectory of my VO business in 2017 and for the networking and social connections I will cherish for years to come! — David Gilbert, 2017 International VO Atlanta Scholarship Winner
I am so happy and excited to have received the honor of winning the 2017 Carol Joy Memorial scholarship. I am truly honored and humbled by this opportunity. I can’t even describe how much gratitude I fee! To Anne and VO Peeps THANK YOU! I will cherish this experience always. Someday soon I hope to pay it forward and give back to the VO community in spades. Anne and VO Peeps provide us with so many resources that help guide us along this VO journey. I’m so excited to get to meet you in person! Thank you for all that you do to support the VO community. – Dalia Ramahi, VO Peeps 2017 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner
“I am truly blessed to have been chosen to be a recipient of the VO Peeps International Scholarship. Winning the scholarship, and the conference itself was such a validating experience. I know I’m on the right path, and I know so much more about the VO industry, and what steps to take to be successful in it. The opportunities gained at this conference were so impactful for so many…. You can’t get these opportunities, this experience, anywhere else. If you are eligible for this scholarship, apply! If you don’t win, apply again! And if it is within your means, please contribute! Your donations make this incredible experience possible. This scholarship changed my life. I hope that some day, it will change yours.”- Sean Daeley, 2016 VO Atlanta International Scholarship Winner
I’m so honored, humbled, and excited to have been selected as the Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner for the VO Peeps VO Atlanta 2016 National Scholarship! On top of all the education and training related opportunities Ann and VO Peeps makes available, they dedicate time and resources to offer scholarships to help voice talent trying to make their way in this business. I can’t say thank you enough for the opportunity Ann, VO Peeps, and the donors have given me to attend VO Atlanta. I know this will be a huge benefit to my career and I can’t wait to give back to this amazing organization! -David Toback, VO Peeps 2016 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner
Read more Testimonials here!
How you can Help
If you have yet to contribute to the fund and wish to get “plugged into” the band wagon of support in the life of a fellow Peep, please visit our website at https://vopeeps.com/~vopeepsc/scholarship-info/, or contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s EASY and your charitable contribution is tax deductible! Just shoot her an email and let her know in what capacity you may be able to support the Peeps!
Recent contributors include: Joe Cipriano, Edge Studios, Gerald Griffith, Simon Vance, Chris Fries, Il Fornaio Restaurant, Joan Baker and Rudy Gaskins, Nancy Wolfson, John Florian, Celia Siegel, George Whittam and Dan Lenard, Harlan Hogan, David H Lawrence XVII, Chuck Duran and Stacey Aswad, Beverly Bremers, Dave Fennoy, Marc Cashman, Kathleen Keesling, Deb Monroe, Penny Abshire and James Alberger, and more!
Thanks to our generous sponsors for helping us to Make A Difference. If you’d like to help Make A Difference too, please visit our Scholarship page at https://vopeeps.com/~vopeepsc/product/donate-to-the-vo-peeps/ Thank you for your support as we continue to scale and reach out to the Community, providing educational access and opportunity. Your partnership allows us to plan with confidence, and your commitment to help create global change through education makes this possible. Get PLUGGED IN, you won’t regret it!