Motivate To Educate is a nonprofit based in Charleston, SC.
Our mission statement is as follows: to empower,motivate, educate and assist the community at large who have limited resources which impedes them from attaining what they need in their lives through charitable donations. wherever there is a need we will be there to assist regardless of race, gender or religious affiliation.
We will be the motivators, to assist our community to help lift them up when all seems lost.
Qualifications for Scholarships
1. A/B student
2. Attendance (no more than 6 days absent in a school year, unless an act of nature occurs, sickness with a valid doctors excuse).
3. Positive behavior at home, school and community.
4. No gang affiliation.
5. References from teachers, parent/s, peers and religious leaders if any.
6. Others as deemed necessary by the grantee.
Founder/President Of Motivate To Educate- Tony Lewis
My name is Tony E. Lewis I was born in Charleston County. I attended Chicora Elementary School. Afterwards, I went to North Charleston High School, where I played basketball for the BT teams at the Danny Jones Recreation Department. Later, I went on to play junior varsity basketball for North Charleston high school and went 13- 0. I was, also, the manager for the varsity football team. After finishing school, I went to work in various fields. I started coaching the youth in the community. I have been an activist for 35 years; recreational coach for 25 years; and former state elected official for 14 years. I was, also, Charleston County School District 20 Constituent Board Of Trustees Chairman.
Co-Vice President – Malachi McKelvey – Board Of Directors/Advisory Board
Co-Vice President – Carolyn Moorer-Lewis –
Retired Early Childhood Educator of over 30 years. Youth advisor empowering parents to become more involved in their children’s lives as well as helping children to become Life Long Learners
Treasurer – Arlene Greene
My name is Arlene Greene. I reside in Charleston, SC. I am a retired Professional in the field of Special Education and Needs of 21 years. Retired June 5, 2017 from CCSD.
Lerone Johnson – Lerone is an local educator in the Charleston area.
Stan Foxworth – Video Communications
Stan Foxworthy enjoys helping businesses and marke@ng professionals by crea@ng compelling
and emo@onal images that grow businesses and showcase people, products and services. Stan’s
objec@ve is to add meaningful impact to marke@ng and communica@ons ini@a@ves, while
exceeding client expecta@ons.
Too oFen photographers are distracted and enamored by the hardware and technology of their
business. Stan learned early on that his job is just as much about making a personal connec@on
with the subject and understanding the goals of his clients as it is about geGng the ligh@ng and
Everyone is at least a liIle self-conscious in front of a camera, so it’s up to the photographer to
set clients at ease so they can be themselves. Stan takes a genuine interest in the people,
companies and events that he’s shoo@ng, and that is reflected in the finished product.
In Stan’s own words:
“As a young boy, I craved crea3ng art, but in my search I never felt at home with
pain3ng or sculpture. I wanted to recreate the way light fell on a given
subject or scene.
My Dad gave me his 35mm Agfa Ambi SileCe rangefinder and three lenses from when
he was in the military back in the 1950s. With my new art tool, loaded with a
roll of B&W film, my world was rocked when I saw that I could capture what
my mind’s eye saw! Over the following decades, the camera has not only
been the tool of my livelihood, but also turned into a vessel to meet people
and build rela3onships. Every day, I look forward to the con3nued amazing
Stan’s career hit the ground running – landing his first professional photo gigs with the Miami
Herald and Awlgrip (U.S. Paint, Marine Division), photographing the Florida Keys boat builders in
the 1970s. His client list grew to include rock stars, poli@cians, actors, and professionals in every
imaginable field. His porZolio includes everything from portraits and product shots, to “planes,
trains, and automobiles.”
The Foxworthy Studios client list includes: Michelin NA, Hunter Douglas, Celes@al Seasonings,
Fentress Architects, Branson Tractors, Southern Jet Management, Asheville Air Charters,
Charleston Fashion Week, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Charleston Business Magazine, City of
Denver CO, City of Charleston SC, TED-X, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, US Bank, DIG
South, Speedplay Bicycle Pedals, NREL (Na@onal Renewable Energy Labs)
Stan also enjoys giving back to the photographic community through teaching photo workshops,
mentoring and serving on the board of the South Carolina chapter of the ASMP.
Christian LeBlanc – Website Design And Marketing
Christian is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He came to College of Charleston in 2008 and graduated in 2012 with a Communications Degree. He currently runs his own digital marketing company, Christian LeBlanc Media, in Charleston.
Rashied S. Whilder – Director Of Transportation
Pastor Marian Redish – Parliamentarian
Marian Redish is a kingdom influencer. She is founder of Reinvent-Her Life Enterprise an Empowerment order that is geared toward equipping women to redefine their worth. A visionary and entrepreneur, she has earned her doctorate of Divinity, she is a clergy woman at Life Changers Covenant Ministries. She is a former NYC Correctional Officer, a Author. Marian lives in Hanahan, SC with her husband.
Ingrid Centurion, is the founder of Generations for America Foundation to educate in areas that are no longer being taught in American society. She served in the US Army for 22 years, a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, Iraq War Veteran, Combat Pilot, Author, and Motivational Speaker. She teaches Parliamentary Procedure/Roberts Rule of Order, Conversational English and Spanish, and is developing Summer Camps to inspire children.