There is nothing like the power of the Arts.
It is because of the Arts' influence that C. A. Webb, Inc. was initially founded, giving C. A. Webb an avenue to showcase his own talent and bring attention to other artists as well. As his organization has grown and diversified, so has the finanaces made available to give back to other art-related organizations and projects. (Organizations such as the Lyric Lounge founded by Motown Brown and hosted by satirist Ken Stiggers are among the group Webb attempts to support.)
Now, C. A. Webb, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is possible for it to directly reward young people who are interested in showcasing their work.
On Saturday, July 17, 2004, C. A. Webb announced that his organization has started the Margaret Webb Sims Creative Arts Foundation. The foundation's purpose is to reward young people in Hinds and Rankin County between grades 5-9 who have a desire to pursue their writing or visual arts skills. Initially, the foundation was set up for $500 to be rewarded annually in January, with the funds split between 1 overall writing entry and 1 overall visual arts entry. C. A. Webb, Inc., however, received a $200 donation from Dr. Bettye Fletcher of Professional Services and Webb has agreed to match the funds beginning in 2006 the organization can offer a second place winner in each category that will receive $100 each. On Tuesday, July 20, 2004 Webb received another pledge of $100 from Renee Shakespere of Jackson, making possible a third place winner in each category that will receive $50 each. (C. A. Webb, Inc. has agreed to match this donation in the 2005-06 school year.)
The foundation is named for Webb's aunt, Margaret Webb Sims, who passed in February 2002. She was his biggest cheerleader at the time, and her support prompted Webb to rally other young people to pursue the Arts.
The requirements of applying for the fellowhip are yet to be finalized and will be posted on this site by September 2004.
For more information now, contact Cyrus A. Webb at (601) 201-8139.