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CAREER SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION FUND

Multiple ways to donate & help out…

Voiceover is a business, and we VO Peeps believe that talent should have the opportunity to follow one’s dream to improve and grow their career. This dream should not solely depend on a person’s ability to pay for job sourcing membership fees, professional organization dues, or continuing education costs. At times we are faced with a temporary situation of being in between paychecks, but this doesn’t stop our rent payments, food bills or medical insurance.

Our mission is to give back to the Voiceover Community. Career scholarships will be given to deserving recipients to help aid in the startup and/or growth of their voiceover careers.  Multiple Scholarships may be given throughout the year.

How to contribute

Online – Donate conveniently through our online store.  All donations will be received by our Scholarship Fiscal Sponsor, SoCal Media Pros

One-time Gift – Cash or check payable to VO Peeps CESF.  Please contact anne@vopeeps.com or call us at 949-630-3208 for more information.

Service Scholarship – Donate time toward coaching & mentoring students! We’ll market via ra?e; you simply give your time to the winner…

Gifts-in-Kind – (i.e. recording equipment, professional/commercial quality audio equipment for home studios, soundproo?ng/acoustic material, portable recording booths, voiceover etc.) If you or your business can make such a gift, contact anne@vopeeps.com or 949-630-3208.

YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Our Fiscal Sponsor, So-Cal Media Pros is a 501C(3) organization, and all contributions are deductible under section 170 of U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

SCHOLARSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS GO TO

• Winners of Sponsored Competitions or Events – Please sign up for our mailing list below and check this page frequently to stay informed of available Scholarships!
• Students or Talent Demonstrating Artistic Promise and Demonstrating Financial Need

 

• Participants of Special Scholarship Campaigns, including Travel Expense Payouts for Conferences etc.
• Equipment Purchases for Talent in Financial Need
• and more…

Jace Reale - VO Peeps Scholarship 2017

Jace Reale, 2017 Youth Leadership Scholarship VO Atlanta

When I learned that I won the 2017 Vo Peeps Youth Scholarship, I was shocked. I felt excited scared and most of all overwhelmed. Being that it was my first year attending the conference I was super nervous. Even getting on the plane to Atlanta was a big step for me. I tend to be a bit shy with people I don't know, or even just my friends, but at VO Atlanta, I wasn’t afraid to just go for it and be myself. From the first moments I walked into the hotel, people were coming up to me and hugging me and welcoming me. In the first day alone, I met so many people and made so many new friends. The best part was that nobody in the voiceover industry was afraid to be themselves. It was so inspiring to see people of all ages come together and make something beautiful. By day two, I completely broke out of my shell. I went to panels and saw some amazing and talented people who really impressed me, and motivated me to pursue my voice acting career. At the Youth Day conference I had the pleasure of meeting some insanely awesome, extremely talented, and truly inspiring people such as David Rosenthal, Katie Leigh, Lisa Biggs, and Bill Farmer the voice of Goofy from Mickey Mouse Club House. I also got to work with other kids who I could learn and share a lot with. By the end of the conference I was begging my mom to come back next year. It was an experience I will never forget. Thanks to VO Peeps and the Youth Scholarship, I was able to meet so many amazing people that I otherwise would have only seen online or heard on television. I learned so much about the industry, and I have a good idea of where I want to go in the future. This opportunity never would have be possible without the VO Peeps Youth Scholarship. Thank you SO much Anne Ganguzza, VO Peeps, and Gerald Griffith! I can’t wait to see you next year!!!

Jace Reale, 2017 Youth Leadership Scholarship VO Atlanta
Dalia Ramahi VO Peeps

Dalia Ramahi, VO Peeps 2017 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner

I would like to thank Anne Ganguzza, VO Peeps, & Gerald Griffith from the bottom of my heart! Getting the opportunity to go to VO Atlanta was an absolutely amazing and unforgettable experience. Winning the 2017 national scholarship feels life changing. My journey to get to this starting point was intense and uncomfortable. I doubted myself every step of the way but I wanted to keep moving forward. Fast forward to this past weekend...I got to meet so many wonderful and incredible people. I was inspired and humbled by the amount of talent and experience all around me. I am so blessed to be part of a creative and loving community! I got to connect with my awesome coaches from the GVAA. I also got to make many new friends! This scholarship has opened up a whole new world for me. I went from the isolation of my home studio to forging new bonds in person. I learned so much about what it takes to run a successful VO business and tips to succeed in different genres. One day I want to pay it forward. That's my ultimate goal. When the snow storm passes and I can finally get back home, I'm going to hit the ground running. Im ready to fill up my VO and entrepreneurial toolboxes with everything that I learned this weekend. THANK YOU so so much for this opportunity! I hope to see everyone again next year ??

Dalia Ramahi, VO Peeps 2017 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner
David Gilbert - VO Peeps

David Gilbert, 2017 International VO Atlanta Scholarship Winner

Winning the 2017 VO Peeps International VO Atlanta Scholarship alone was humbling and mind-blowing. But the actual experience going to VO Atlanta is something I will cherish forever! I have been to many, many conferences and trade shows over my “other” professional working career but I have NEVER, and I mean NEVER experienced anything like what I did in Atlanta. I met people I’ve only ever seen on my computer screen and many others I’ve only ever connected with on social media. I even met some veteran’s and industry leading talent like Bill Farmer, Dave Fennoy and Joe Cipriano. And yet everyone I met was kind, generous and warm to me, as if we had known each other for years. This just doesn’t happen in the other industries I’ve been accustomed to. This warmth and generosity flowed through the halls of the hotel, to the conference rooms and into the restaurants/lounge areas. Heck, my first dinner was with the guys from VOBS, Dave Courvoisier and Paul Boucher! And yet, being a relative newcomer, I wasn’t treated any differently which made me truly appreciate the type of character of the people associated with this industry. VO Atlanta was all about firsts for me. My first VO conference. My first VO Atlanta conference. First Team Challenge. First time meeting 99% of the attendees. First time I wasn’t hesitant to go up to people at a large social event and strike up a conversation. The whole experience has truly motivated me to do everything I can to Breakthrough in 2017 and achieve the kind of success I know I can be in this business. There are quite simply too many people to thank individually for making this unique experience so special for me, but I would be remiss if I didn’t point out the incredible Anne Ganguzza and VO Peeps for offering the scholarship in the first place and Gerald Griffith for supporting this great initiative. I am already looking forward to VO Atlanta 2018 to continue my VO journey and strengthen the relationships I have begun at this year’s conference. THANK YOU so much!!

David Gilbert, 2017 International VO Atlanta Scholarship Winner
Dalia Ramahi VO Peeps

Dalia Ramahi, VO Peeps 2017 Carol Joy Memorial 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
David Gilbert - VO Peeps

David Gilbert, 2017 International VO Atlanta Scholarship Winner

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!  When I received the call from Anne I was at a WWE wrestling event with my son and to be honest, I couldn’t concentrate on anything else for the rest of the evening! I was, and still am, blown away by this incredible honour! It is so humbling to be chosen and as I am naturally a very humble person, it is beyond words to me how to express how much gratitude I feel. As March moves closer day-by-day, the excitement of spending several days at the conference in Atlanta is palpable. 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
Sean Daeley - VO Peeps

Sean Daeley, 2016 VO Atlanta International Scholarship Winner

It’s been almost two weeks since my time at VO Atlanta, and all I can say is…WOW! I’m still feeling it!  To say it was an elevating experience is a huge understatement. It was amazing! Wonderful! Fantastic! Just….WOW! Cue head exploding I met so many wonderful people from all facets of the voiceover industry:  Agents, casting directors, marketing and branding experts, sales reps of audio equipment, studio accessories, voiceover coaching services, and other voice actors at all stages of their career.  All of them welcomed me with open arms, a wealth of information and expertise, and a spirit of generosity and camaraderie.  I was simply overwhelmed in the best possible way with all the information I absorbed, and all of the fun I had.  I made friendships I know will last a lifetime. With over 400 attendees, there was no sense of competition, no envy, only encouragement.  There was so much to be gained from the conference, whatever your personal goals.  Whether sitting in on a panel, actively participating in a workshop or x-session, or even watching the live stream after the fact, the value of this conference is inexhaustible. 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.  I learned more in three days at VO Atlanta than almost three years of personal research. I know, starting out, it can be difficult figuring out how best to invest in ourselves and our careers. I would encourage anyone who has the means to attend this conference as early and often in your career as possible, to truly understand what is necessary, and build the support networks that will help you in your journey.  If it’s outside your means, you MUST apply for this scholarship. Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d be attending this conference this year. I simply wouldn’t have been able to without it, and the experience was absolutely life-changing.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, you have nothing to lose by applying, and everything to gain. The opportunities gained at this conference were so impactful for so many. New contacts, agent representation, and did I mention the amazing raffle prizes? Coaching, consulting, demo production, kaotica eyeballs and apogee mics ,and a shiny new Sennheiser 416!  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
David Toback- VO Peeps

David Toback, VO Peeps 2016 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner - VO Atlanta

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! My first introduction to Ann and VO Peeps was watching her interview on VO Buzz Weekly. I immediately connected on Facebook and have enjoyed the constant stream of voice over knowledge that Annr delivers! I'm so impressed at how much is offered through the VO Peeps group, it's certainly a cornerstone in my education and a real treasure to the voice over community. 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! Thank you for everything you do! David Toback www.davidtoback.com

David Toback, VO Peeps 2016 Carol Joy Memorial Scholarship Winner - VO Atlanta
Maryanna Towle- VO Peeps

Maryanna Towle, Voice Actress

Back in May of this year, not only did I get to attend the always memorable VO Peeps meetup with Joe Loesch, I was also the winner of a coaching session with Joe. I was so impressed listening to Joe's story and background and when I found out I had won I couldn't have been more excited. Joe and I were finally able to connect today and what a powerful session for me. Not only did I get great information on marketing and branding but Joe also listened to a couple of reads and gave me great feedback. He is such a genuinely nice guy and I'm truly honored to have been able to spend the time with him. Thanks Anne so much for providing such a valuable service. Without the VO Peeps scholarships I would not have been able to have access to some of the best resources in the industry. I will definitely keep giving knowing that someone will always benefit from this great organization!

Maryanna Towle, Voice Actress

Sean Daeley, 2015 Rodney Saulsberry Scholarship Winner

Hi, Anne! I just wanted to say thank you so much for coordinating another great meet up, and for giving me the opportunity to work with Rodney! I can't tell you how excited I am! I know it's purely chance, but without you, it would not have been possible, so thank you!

Sean Daeley, 2015 Rodney Saulsberry Scholarship Winner
Suzie Althens- VO Peeps

Suzie Althens, 2015 Dan Friedman Scholarship Winner

Can't believe I am the winner of the Dan Friedman Scholarship! During the VO Peep's VO Workout with Dan, he directed everyone in the group one at a time. This was great group of people and Dan brought out the best in everybody, giving amazing VO tips and lessons. These workouts by VO Peeps are a great opportunity to work with experienced professionals and Dan was easy to understand, knowledgeable and kind. Being able to attend the workout via the internet was very beneficial for me since I live in a rural part of Alaska. Winning the scholarship will be an opportunity to receive guidance and coaching from the very best in the VO industry. Thanks to VO Peeps and Dan Friedman for this amazing opportunity.

Suzie Althens, 2015 Dan Friedman Scholarship Winner
Jordan Drayer- VO Peeps

Jordan Drayer, 2015 Everett Oliver Scholarship Winner

I went to my first meet-up as a Zoom Room participant and listened to the wise words of Everett Oliver. His determination and dream to work in LA despite the naysayers was very motivating, as well as the enthusiasm in his comments to participants of the character voice "auditions." I'm very excited to work with him through the raffle and very thankful to Anne for hosting and VO Peeps for getting me closer to my dreams as well!

Jordan Drayer, 2015 Everett Oliver Scholarship Winner
Denise Chamberlain- VO Peeps

Denise Chamberlain, Winner of 2015 Betsy Flannagan Scholarship

At a recent VO Peeps Meet-up, hosted by founder, Anne Ganguzza, I had the delight to be the winner of a one-on-one session with Betsy Flanagan, a Harvard educated Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Workshop Facilitator and Coach and founder of WorkStrengths, a San Francisco and Los Angeles based Leadership Development Company that specializes in Gallup StrengthsFinder Training Workshops to empower individuals and teams to succeed at work. After taking the StrengthsFinders test, and with Betsy's expert guidance, I'm now able to identify my strongest qualities and focus them to create success in my work and personal life. I'm learning more about myself on a practical level; the evaluation test reveals the true nature of the individual, by-passing all of the negative notions and perceptions we believe about ourselves, which often sabotages our ability to move forward. The StrengthsFinder Training Workshop is an excellent tool for any individual seeking to enhance their success in life and at work. Betsy Flanagan is a knowledgeable, compassionate and professional person of great integrity who truly cares about her clients. I recommend her and the StrengthsFinder Training Workshops highly. Your success is guaranteed when you know yourself. Thanks to Anne Ganguzza for another stellar VO Peeps Meet-up!

Denise Chamberlain, Winner of 2015 Betsy Flannagan Scholarship
Kathleen A Kosche- VO Peeps

Kathleen Kosche, 2015 Uncle Roy Yokelson Scholarship Winner

Just had a GREAT coaching session with Uncle Roy Yokelson. What a wonderful teacher for script direction and technical support. What an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience - incredibly helpful, supportive, and generous. I am truly grateful and lucky. Thanks VO Peeps!

Kathleen Kosche, 2015 Uncle Roy Yokelson Scholarship Winner
Maria Makis-VO Peeps

Maria Makis, Rob Sciglimpaglia 2015 Scholarship Winner

Imagine my surprise to find out that I had won the VO PEEPS Scholarship Raffle for the evening with Robert Sciglimpaglia. The perfect and exciting end to a wonderful Meetup. I have donated to the Scholarship fund in the past and will continue to do so. Anytime I can give back to the community that has been so welcoming to me, I do so with the utmost pleasure. I am excited to work with Robert -- he is a fantastic teacher. I can't wait to take part in future Meetups. I hope that one day I can make one in person. Thanks again. Oh, by the way -- Zoom rocks!  

Maria Makis, Rob Sciglimpaglia 2015 Scholarship Winner
Sharon Lambert- VO Peeps

Sharon Lambert, VO Atlanta 2015 International Scholarship Winner

VO Peeps Scholarship to VO Atlanta was a life changer! The VO Peeps International Scholarship to VO Atlanta 2015 has dramatically changed my life! I expected to gain knowledge and contacts from the conference, which I did in abundance, but I was floored by the genuine kindness and generosity of the presenters and attendees. The icing on the cake is that I have made new life long friendships. If you can imagine what the best voice over conference would look like, and then multiply it by 10, you would have a glimmer of just how amazing the conference was. I’d like to thank everyone who has ever donated to the VO Peeps Scholarship. I strongly encourage you to keep doing so. Even the smallest gift makes a difference. Thanks to the knowledge and guidance I received at VO Atlanta, I will be able to donate to the VO Peeps scholarship this year!

Sharon Lambert, VO Atlanta 2015 International Scholarship Winner
Ted Mcaleer- VO Peeps

Ted Mcaleer, VO Atlanta 2015 Scholarship Winner

Winning the Vo Peeps VO Atlanta 2015 Scholarship was such an incredible gift from the VO Peeps own Anne Ganguzza and a truly incredible guyGerald Griffith, organizer extrordinare. My goal was to meet as many people as I could and try to make an impression. What I didn't know was that a) everybody seemed to know me and b) everyone was trying to find me to meet me. What I didn't know and couldn't have imagined how accessible the top pros were! I couldn't have imagined how many people I knew, who now are friends. I thought it would be X and it was, but also a million times better. Amazing things happened, stuff I have trouble believing, I was on VO Buzz Weekly for example. As for the effects... this was a complete game changer. Life as I know it will never be the same. I made so many contacts that are going to lead to opportunities that I can't even (believe it?) smile emoticon I was sitting at a table having lunch with my all time heroes of VO! Every day was filled with new incredible experiences. And the wrap up was truly spectacular, I was filled with all the emotions, joy, sadness, love... I can't say enough. It exceeded my expectations by 1000 fold. It couldn't have possibly been better, and I am so excited for what the rest of 2015 and beyond will bring. I'm easily 5 years ahead of my goals by attending and engaging. Easily in the top 5 of my life experiences along with celebrating 30 years of marrage, serving for 21 years in the military and retiring... This falls in that group of stuff. Man, I'll die if I can't go somehow next year. Thanks to everyone...

Ted Mcaleer, VO Atlanta 2015 Scholarship Winner

Sharon Lambert, VO Atlanta 2015 International Scholarship Winner

Winning the VO Peeps Scholarship to VO Atlanta 2015 has catapulted me closer to my voice over career goals by years! I have been on disability for almost 6 years since a car accident left me with minor brain damage, memory problems, PTSD, anxiety and depression. Thanks to my patient, caring, and supportive family and friends I am now able to engage in some part time work. I'm at the point where I need more guidance and education but due to the medical costs over the years that just wasn't a possibility. I figured in maybe 2 years I'd be able to afford it but thanks to VO Peeps I'll be in Atlanta in a few day! I can't imagine what the mentorship and guidance of the speakers and attendees will do for me. I am humbled and honoured by the kindness of the voice over community. Your generous donations to the VO Peeps Scholarships is truly a chance to change someones life for the better. Thank you.

Sharon Lambert, VO Atlanta 2015 International Scholarship Winner
Mary Kelly Williams- VO Peeps

Mary Kelly Williams, VO Atlanta National Scholarship Winner

"It's about passion. Helping you make a sound connection with your clients through the power of voice." I won! I won! I really won??? Yes, I did question if I won the VO Peeps Scholarship. This is an amazing opportunity that means a fresh start for my family. After the passing of my husband at 46 years old, we have struggled both financially and emotionally. I’ve tried to get my career back on track but there have been challenges that prove how determination is necessary when pursuing a passion. VO Atlanta 2015 is going to be the catalyst to help me get my feet under me and start heading in the right direction. There is no way I would be able to go without the help from VO Peeps. Putting others first and donating to a scholarship seems like a simple task, but what you may not realize is how far-reaching the waves of positive influence can be. I am very grateful and humbled to represent this voiceover community in Atlanta. I promise to make you proud.

Mary Kelly Williams, VO Atlanta National Scholarship Winner
Carol Joy Protain Knizek- VO Peeps

Carol Joy Protain Knizek, VO Atlanta National Scholarship Winner

I am so Thankful that I was one of the people who was selected for this years, VO Atlanta Scholarship!! I have never been to a conference before and still kind of new to VO. I am so Grateful that there are such kind and giving people like VO Peeps!! Anne Ganguzza is an Amazing person who has so much love and support to give. She truly cares about each person that she meets. I am honored that I was chosen and will use what I learn well and share with others. One day, I hope to be able to give to someone else. This is going to change my life in a positive way, having been diagnosed 4 times with cancer, and currently having it, this was a blessing for me! Something nice to look forward to, and to forget for a while why I have to go to the oncologist. Many Blessings, and Thanks from the bottom of my Heart, Carol

Carol Joy Protain Knizek, VO Atlanta National Scholarship Winner
Denise Chamberlain- VO Peeps

Denise Chamberlain, Betsy Flanagan Scholarship Winner

The January 2015 VO Peeps Meetup was one of the best! Fun, informative and insightful, Certified ?StrengthsFinder? Coach Betsy Flanagan guided us through identifying our strengths so that we can focus on what we CAN do, instead of what we can't. And...lo and behold, I won the opportunity to work with Betsy one-on-one! I'm surprised and so grateful! Thanks so much to Betsy for her time and knowledge, and always a huge thank-you to Anne and Jerry Ganguzza for another stellar VO Peeps production. This one will make it into the history books!

Denise Chamberlain, Betsy Flanagan Scholarship Winner
Craig Moore- VO Peeps

Craig Moore, 2014 Elaine Clark Scholarship Winner

Why do I support the VO Peeps Scholarship Fund? Because a modest donation may lead to a big reward. The first and most importantly is to give back and support the VO community. The second is an opportunity like I had the good fortune to experience this morning. A one hour coaching session on Skype with the amazing Elaine Clark from Voice One. Where else would that have been possible for me, but through the VO Peeps. I have to thank Anne Ganguzza for bringing in the top people in the industry that makes the Peeps so special and these opportunities possible for us. Craig Moore

Craig Moore, 2014 Elaine Clark Scholarship Winner
Kevin Horton- VO Peeps

Kevin Horton, 2014 MJ Lallo Scholarship Winner

It is a win-win situation when a donation is made to the VO Peeps Scholarship Fund. Luck was on my side, and I am a recent recipient of the M.J. Lallo Scholarship one on one Coaching session with the one and only M.J. Lallo! Anne Ganguzza and the VO Peeps are definitely an organization that gives back to the VO Community in more ways than one. I am proud to be called a VO Peep :). Kevin Horton www.hortonsvoice.com

Kevin Horton, 2014 MJ Lallo Scholarship Winner
Karl Jaecke- VO Peeps

Karl Jaecke, 2014 MJ Lallo Class Scholarship Winner

I think it has been three years since my first V. O. Peeps meet up. I had no idea such a group even existed. It is a great community of voice over artists that get together once a month to network and share stories and their passion for VO. It is lead by one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet, Anne Ganguza. A successful VO artist herself, her and her husband Jerry (who provides wonderful tasty themed food and drink for all) host this once a month get together. Anne always has big name guests in the industry to share their life experience in VO. The guests also donate their valuable time to The Peeps scholarships. Set up by Anne to help those who, due to circumstances, cannot afford the proper equipment or classes to get a lift up in the business. The classes, equipment or one on one coaching is donated by one of the guests who are featured at the meet up. I was lucky enough this week to be a recipient of one such scholarship. I will have the pleasure of attending classes in VO with the talented MJ Lallo. This truly is an honor to receive such a gift. I look forward to learning everything I can about the business and am so thankful for the opportunity to work with MJ. And so thankful for Anne's and Jerry's generosity for hosting such a great group. People think that this business is cutthroat but I have seen nothing but the kindest and most helpful people you can imagine to give you a lift up, an encouraging word, you name it. Thanks again Anne and MJ for this great gift. To all the peeps out there keep banging away hope to see you at the next meet up. Thanks again, Karl

Karl Jaecke, 2014 MJ Lallo Class Scholarship Winner
Sean Daeley - VO Peeps

Sean Daeley, Global Peep and Voice Actor

Thanks, Anne! It feels good to know I'm doing SOMETHING to pay it forward. (And the chance to work with Scott is a HUGE incentive!) Until two years ago, I was in the exact same situation as the people who benefit from these scholarships: All dream and no funds.  Thanks for providing this opportunity to give back, I'm sure it'll go to a worthy cause!  

Sean Daeley, Global Peep and Voice Actor
Dan Krueger- VO Peeps

Dan Krueger, Chris Anthony Scholarship Winner

Hey Anne, I Won? Honestly, I never win any raffles/drawings of any kind. My intent on making a donation to your wonderful scholarship fund wasn't to win anything, rather to provide the opportunity for one of my peers to benefit from this. You are doing a fantastic service for the VO Community with the Scolarship Fund. Thanks for all you do! Dan Krueger Straw Hat Voiceover

Dan Krueger, Chris Anthony Scholarship Winner
Marlon Braccia- VO Peeps

Marlon Braccia, VOICE2014 Scholarship Winner

Anne Ganguzza, you have done something really marvelous for me, by awarding me the VO Peeps scholarship to Voice 2014. Thank you to you and to the judges from the conference for choosing my mp3 audition. I'm uber-busy friending and linking to all the other VO people I met and I've got pages of notes, many from your awesome presentation on making the most of social media to promote our VO careers!

Marlon Braccia, VOICE2014 Scholarship Winner
Marlon Braccia- VO Peeps

Marlon Braccia, VOICE2014 Scholarship Winner

Dear James and Penny,

Please allow me to express my thanks for a tremendous experience at Voice 2014 last week.  I feel I have made vital progress in my path to become a sought-after voice over actor. It was only with your and VO Peep's generous scholarship that this was possible.  I've busily linked with many of the speakers from the lectures and panels and I will eagerly utilize each of the pertinent tips I have gleaned to push my career forward.  In particular, I found David Goldberg's and Anne Ganguzza marketing info and approachability exceptionally valuable. George Whittam never disappoints in his knowledge of technology. Additionally, Dave Fennoy's and Beau Weaver's natural ability to share their expertise with such generosity has been and will continue to be a great asset to me. I whole-heartedly believe each one's participation in the event was vital to its success.  My sincere thanks to both of you and to all those in cc!

Marlon Braccia, VOICE2014 Scholarship Winner
Craig Moore- VO Peeps

Craig Moore, Katie Leigh Scholarship Winner

Why do I love the VO Peeps? Networking and contacts. Because you never know where it might lead. I have been very fortunate to have meet many prominate people in the VO world at the VO Peeps Meet Ups. Most recently Chris Anthony and Katie Leigh and to get the opportunity for a private coaching session with Katie Leigh. So if you can be at the meet ups or watch on UStream, be in the chat room, you need to be here. Craig

Craig Moore, Katie Leigh Scholarship Winner
Amy Kreissl- VO Peeps

Amy Kreissl, VO 2014 Atlanta Scholarship Winner

VO Atlanta was so much fun! Big thank you to ALL the presenters - absolutely everyone I approached was friendly, encouraging, and genuinely interested in my career. I am still a little star-struck with all of you! HUGE thanks to Gerald Griffith of Voiceover City and Anne Ganguzza of VO Peeps for giving me the chance to go. Big plans ahead! #vogeekout #grateful  

Amy Kreissl, VO 2014 Atlanta Scholarship Winner
Margo Trueblood- VO Peeps

Margo Trueblood, VO Atlanta 2014 Scholarship Winner

I just experienced the most amazing weekend at the VO Atlanta 2014Conference organized by Gerald Griffith and VoiceoverCity! This experience would not have been possible without the scholarship that was awarded my by Anne Ganguzza's VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund. I am so grateful for your commitment to finding and encouraging new voiceover talent and helping me to achieve my dreams! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Margo Trueblood, VO Atlanta 2014 Scholarship Winner
Margo Trueblood- VO Peeps

Margo Trueblood, VO 2014 Atlanta Scholarship Winner

First of all, I would have never been able to attend the Conference without the scholarship so, again, thank you!  Secondly, the amount, and quality, of information that I got while at the conference would have probably taken me months to acquire otherwise and I am now able to assimilate what I learned into my life in a way that will really jump start my voiceover career.  I am so glad that I learned about VO Peeps and the extreme value it brings to the voiceover community.  Thanks for all you do to keep it going!

Leslie Wadsworth- VO Peeps

Leslie Wadsworth, Simon Vance Scholarship Winner

Thank you for an absolutely terrific evening last night.  Jack and I enjoyed every part of it.  Your questions to Simon were spot on, and you did a fabulous job orchestrating the evening.  I was also excited about meeting fellow peeps and making connections.  Thank you for providing such a warm and inviting platform for all of us to network and learn from.  I am so excited to work with Simon Vance!  I am stunned and honored! Thank you again for everything.  Very much appreciated indeed!  Looking forward to more!

Leslie Wadsworth, Simon Vance Scholarship Winner
Jenn Henry- VO Peeps

Jenn Henry, 2014 Cracking the Voiceover Code Scholarship Winner

Pat Fraley says, “Voiceover is about doors, champions, and skills. Doors open every so often to opportunities. Champions can help open doors. The only thing you really have control over is gaining skills. Champions are attracted to those who have skills, as they know that if they help open a door, the performer will go through with skills and do them proud." Cracking The Voice Over Code, offered all 3. The structure was nothing short of brilliant. From the aspiring talent never having spoken into a mic to the seasoned veteran with decades of industry knowledge under their belt, everyone took something positive from the night. Joan Baker, Rudy Gaskins, Anne Ganguzza, Pat Fraley, the panelists and everyone involved in seeing this event to fruition should know the impact their efforts had and continue to have on our community. Thank you for the opportunity the see 'the doors', meet my 'Champions' and hone my 'skills'. I am forever grateful"

Jenn Henry, 2014 Cracking the Voiceover Code Scholarship Winner
Amy Warner- Vo Peeps

Amy Warner, 2013 VO Peeps Voice Over Virtual Scholarship Winner

I am still amazed at the wonderful gift I received to be able participate in Voice Over Virtual this year. Many thanks to John Florian, Anne Ganguzza, and all the MCA-I and VO Peeps who made it possible for me to attend. The voiceover community is such a generous group of people; it is an honor to work and to learn with you all. I loved the three days of networking and live presentations and have already learned so much, and I am still looking forward to watching the many, many on-demand seminars through November. What an important opportunity for me! Thank you!

Amy Warner, 2013 VO Peeps Voice Over Virtual Scholarship Winner
Dawn McKinley- VO Peeps

Dawn McKinley, 2013 Grand Winner Voice Over Virtual Scholarship

Anne - I am so thankful to VO Peeps and John Floridian for such an amazing opportunity. Voice Over Virtual has been full of helpful information and I've almost filled an entire notebook with notes from the presentations that I've listened to! Winning this scholarship was a wonderful surprise and gave me the confirmation that I may just be on the right track. Thank you so much!

Dawn McKinley, 2013 Grand Winner Voice Over Virtual Scholarship
Tina Wilson- VO Peeps

Tina Wilson, 2013 Voice Over Virtual Scholarship

Thank you Anne, and also, to all of the judges for honestly, what was the surprise of my life in receiving the VO Peeps scholarship for Voiceover Virtual! Words will never express the joy that I felt in my heart when my name was called at the Voiceover Virtual Open House!I almost started crying. I have such a passion for this field and such a passion to keep improving and growing, and this could not have come at a better time! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again, and thank you Anne, for really caring from the bottom of your heart for all of us VO Peeps!

Tina Wilson, 2013 Voice Over Virtual Scholarship
Maryanna Towle- VO Peeps

Maryanna Towle, 2013 That's Voiceover Scholarship Recipient

When my ticket was pulled as the lucky scholarship winner of "That's Voiceover" I was so excited. I had no idea what was in store for me but I knew I wanted to be at this event. I was not disappointed. It was one of the most exciting and amazing events I have ever attended. The hosts and talent that spoke were fantastic. They were full of energy,encouragement, humor and warmth. Also having been chosen for Speed Dating I was able to get some great feedback on my demo and voice. The professionals gave me useful advice and critique so that I know what I need to work on and improve as I further my career. This is an event not to be missed. I will definitely be there for the next one!

Maryanna Towle, 2013 That's Voiceover Scholarship Recipient
Karen Rose Richter- VO Peeps

Karen Rose Richter, 2013 That's Voiceover Scholarship Recipient

Dear Anne, How do I summarize an Event like "That's Voiceover!" for those who've never been? I am still flying high from this past weekend's event at "That's Voiceover!" thanks in great part to you, Anne, and the Scholarship Fund! This 2013 session was better than ever, and packed with great information about VO:  From useful tips on working the mic (thank you Chris Currier!) to great advice on narrating audiobooks and working with ACX (with thanks to Scott Brick, Shelby Lewis, & Jason Ojalvo).  I especially enjoyed meeting new VO friends and getting better acquainted with the VO pals I see on Facebook and Twitter, but the icing on the proverbial cake was the Speed Dating event in which I happily participated, thanks to my incredibly lucky stars, and to Joan (Baker) and Rudy (Gaskins) who once again were at the helm of this event. Having the chance to sit with VO coaches Nancy Wolfson and Joyce Castellanos, and Jeffrey Weinstock (ABC Family) and Zach Kaplan (Innovative) made for an amazing learning and networking  opportunity that you just can't find anywhere else, and only made possible by the VO Peeps/MCAI Scholarship Fund. For this, and so much more, I am so grateful. Thank you with all my heart, Karen Rose Richter - 2013's That's Voiceover! Scholarship Winner

Karen Rose Richter, 2013 That's Voiceover Scholarship Recipient
Maryanna Towle- VO Peeps

Maryanna Towle, Voice Over Artist

I have been a part of VO Peeps for about a year now and what a fabulous ride it's been. One aspect of this group that I can really appreciate is the Career Education Scholarship fund. At the last meet up I was able to contribute to this fund. Not only did it make me feel good to be able to do that but I also won one of the amazing prizes, a ticket to "That's Voiceover." Anne does a great job of getting donations and prizes for the Scholarship Fund. This is a fun, energetic, supportive group to be a part of.

Maryanna Towle, Voice Over Artist
Karen Rose Richter- VO Peeps

Karen Rose Richter, A Voice 4 Business

I have to begin with telling you what an honor it is to be part of the VO Peeps. It was your very organization that I first found online when searching for like-minded folk, when I began my voice-acting career. I promised myself that I would make it a point to get down to the OC to join in the fun and here we are today.
I'm grateful for the camaraderie and for the feeling of community that is in evidence each time the Peeps get together, and I'm continually impressed by the caliber of talented folk you bring in for our monthly meet-ups (to say nothing of the deliciously fabulous spread Jerry always prepares for us - Thank you, Jerry!). The VO Peeps are one of the best things the VO community has to offer. There's that word community, again. It sure says a lot about you, Anne, and all the time and effort you've put into making this work, and work well. Kudos to you!
Last, but certainly not least, I'm so proud and grateful to be on the receiving end of the VO Peeps Scholarship Fund! The surprise came during the our recent EWABS Meet-up with George and Dan, when my "ticket" was pulled for free admission to "That's Voiceover!" later this month, thanks to the generous spirit of Joan Baker and Rudy Gaskins. It's good to be a Peep!
Looking forward to many more fun and fantastic VO Peeps Events! It just keeps getting better 'n better!
Thanks, Anne!

Karen Rose Richter, A Voice 4 Business
Griffin Burns - VO Peeps

Griffin Burns - Voice 2012 Scholarship Winner

"If I was asked to summarize VOICE 2012 in one word I would say “motivational”.  It’s not every day that one is surrounded by hundreds of folks that share your passion.  And it’s not every day that one has access to such a wealth of information from the industry’s leading talents/ teachers.   Highlights for me include realizing that I didn't know nearly as much about social media marketing as I thought I did, testing out some very nice Sennheiser microphones, and of course, meeting other aspiring and professional voice talents.  You can count me in for next year! "

Griffin Burns - Voice 2012 Scholarship Winner
Sophia Cruz- VO Peeps

Sophia Cruz - Dave Fennoy Scholarship Winner

"I was the surprised winner of a raffle that benefited the Swingler family. I won three hours of coaching with Dave Fennoy, the voice of Hulu and The Walking Dead as Lee Everett. From the beginning, Dave demonstrated his generosity when he saw that an out of town person had won (me) and he wanted someone local in CA to win so he had Anne draw another name and that was none other than Andrew Swingler himself. When I watched the replay of the drawing, I couldn't help but tear up to see that Andrew had also benefited from coaching with Dave and how the luck of the draw chose him to be a winner too.   Overall, the raffle drawing was a blessing to all involved because of the generous hearts of the entire voice-over community to support one of our own during a difficult time. Of course, none of this could be possible if Anne herself did not have a generous heart and had not established the VO Scholarship Fund so a huge hank you to everyone who made this possible. I know that the VO Scholarship Fund is only just beginning to make a significant impact in our community. I hope you get to continue to take part in making this scholarship fund a continued success!" 

Sophia Cruz - Dave Fennoy Scholarship Winner

Michelle R - VOICE 2012 Scholarship Winner

"VOICE 2012 was amazing! I learned a lot and I have a much better action plan to further my voice over career.  I can't express well enough how much of an impact this event had on me. I am so thankful that I had the chance to attend!" 

Michelle R - VOICE 2012 Scholarship Winner
VO Peeps

Andrew S - Dave Fennoy Scholarship Winner

"The time I spent working with Dave was invaluable. He understood what I was looking for and what I am capable of, and guided me in a direction that I'm very happy with. I've come away with great new knowledge and techniques to help me as a voiceover professional. I learned a few things about myself in those 3 hours that will undoubtedly have a huge but positive impact on my voiceover career. Without the assistance of the VO Peeps/MCAI Scholarship Fund I would not have been able to take this training and I'm extremely grateful to the fund and the contributors for making this possible." 

Andrew S - Dave Fennoy Scholarship Winner
Tina Wilson- VO Peeps

Tina Wilson - VOICE 2012 Scholarship Winner

"As a winner of the VO Peeps scholarship, I cannot tell you or even put in to words how wonderful this week has been. It was wonderful to be able to network with so many great people and to receive a wealth of information and new ideas from the seminars at the same time. Thanks to VO Peeps and Penny and James and to all of the contributors, for one fantastic week of networking and one educational event after another!"   

Tina Wilson - VOICE 2012 Scholarship Winner

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You Can WIN a Voxy Summit 2018 Scholarship!

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