Honoring NoHo’s Own Michael Higby with Scholarship Fund


Michael Higby Community & Civic Pride Scholarship

It seems like only yesterday that I had just moved to North Hollywood from out of state and just happened to be checking out the neighborhood and walked by a Jaycee mixer at Pit Fire Pizzain NoHo The year was 2002. That was the year I met Michael Higby. He welcomed me to that mixer and encouraged me to join the Jaycees and get involved in the local community. Throughout the years, he was always a bit of my “community coach” as I eventually chaired several projects and ultimately served as Jaycee President and then Chamber of Commerce President.

Several of us past Presidents and Board Members of the Universal City North Hollywood Jaycees, who had the pleasure of working with Michael in the local community, have started a scholarship in Michael’s honor for a student at Los Angeles Valley College. The scholarship is for an individual who demonstrates leadership, commitment and passion on a community project that helps disadvantaged kids, families or seniors. These were all things near and dear to Michael’s heart, and he inspired so many us to get involved in our communities and do the same. Michael attended LAVC in his young adult years.

So here’s how you can help us and ensure the legacy of Michael Higby lives on.

Write a check, made out to “LAVC Foundation” and reference “Michael Higby Community & Civic Pride Scholarship” in the memo section. Checks can be mailed directly to:

LAVC Foundation
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401

Pay with a Credit Card:
1. Go to www.lavcfoundation.org and click “Give Online Now.”
2. Scroll down to “Other Designation” and enter $$ amount.
3. Under “Additional Instructions” enter the name of the scholarship (The Michael Higby Community and Civic Pride Scholarship) .
4. Click “Calculate Total” and “Donate.”
5. Enter additional info such as credit card number.
6. A receipt may be printed or emailed to you.

ANY amount that you can donate is appreciated. We want the spirit and goodwill of Michael Higby to thrive perpetually through this scholarship, and directly impact and inspire a young leader and student to serve his/her community and make a positive impact in people’s lives, just like Michael did. We’re so grateful that Michael’s former employer; SADA Systems, has offered to match the amount of money we raise for this scholarship. So let’s all chip in and make this first year’s scholarship memorable while setting the stage for it to be awarded each and every year to a deserving student.

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