Congratulations to Fisk junior Quiana Lewis as she represented the University as well as graduates of Henry “Hank” Aaron’s Chasing the Dream Foundation during Aaron’s 75th Birthday Bash and Gala.
The Foundation’s mission involves the allocation of funds to selected youth who excelin and have aspirations in the arts. With assistance from the Chasing the Dream Foundation, Lewis obtained arts funding to study with master harpists from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during her middle school years.
Fisk alumna and managing consultant for the Chasing the Dream Foundation Linda Gulley selected Lewis to represent the foundations 822 youth involved in the program since its inception to offer thanks to Aaron for his contributions. Lewis is a psychology major and honors student at Fisk.
“Mr. Aaron and his foundation have helped over 800 youth through Chasing the Dream to pursue their aspirations in the arts,” Lewis said. “As an outcome of the program, my attitude has evolved to be courageous and have no limitations in my goals and aspirations.”
“When I see these kids chase their dream and fulfill that dream and do something that I think all of us can be proud of…I’ve been lucky,” Aaron said in an interview with CNN.
Aaron’s daughter, Gaile was a student at Fisk University when he broke Babe Ruth’s record for career home runs in Major League Baseball in 1973.