2014-Washington Post, June 04th; Winston-Salem Chronicle, June 05th; Winston-Salem Journal, June 05th; Winston-Salem Chronicle, October 02nd; Winston-Salem Journal, October 26th; Winston-Salem Journal, October 29th; and Kernersville News, November 11th 2015-First official professional endorsement (Armenta Adams Hummings-Dumisani, Retired) Steinway Pianist, Violinist, and Founder of Gateways Music Festival; WSSU Gift Legacy E-newsletter, Winter Edition; Wake Forest University Magazine, Spring Edition; Book tribute published by Keep Music Alive and endorsed by the Music Teachers National Association, "88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life" (pg. 186) http://www.amazon.com/Ways-Music-Change-Your-Life/dp/0692456872/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8; Advertisement tribute published in the Official Program of the National Black Theatre Festival (pg. 67) 2016-First national online press release: http://www.blacknews.com/news/endowed-scholarship-fund-to-honor-music-teacher-belinda-staten-womack/#.Vy9VJq32apo 2017-First official WSSU Alumni endorsements: Mr. Vonii Bristow, Actor Mr. Karim A. Sharif, Author "Integration: Progress or Regret?" -First Community Benefit Concert, featuring a collective of independent performing artists covering genres of music from classical to jazz to gospel and R&B as well as others
To honor her musical legacy, memorial gift contributions have been made with beneficiary funds to institutions where she had an affiliation:
East Forsyth High School-in support of the choral music program, WSSU Music Department-in support of Music Education majors, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Eastern Region, Beta Chapter, and Beta Lambda Chapter-stipends for Music Educators and UNC School of the Arts Foundation-to support the Music Department Union Baptist Church Music Ministry-in support of the Hand Bells Choir initiative and the First Baptist Church Downtown Music Ministry-for new Hand Chimes and to sponsor a string quartet to perform during a special program (World Communion Sunday).
Gift contributions in her memory have been made to entities that represent some of her personal interests: Sacred Music Radio/Soothing Sounds, LLP-to support general operating expenses; the Living Arts College Discretionary Fund to support students; and the Washington Hospital Center Foundation/TAPP Program-in honor of her dedication to empower youth by encouraging them to stay in school despite adverse circumstances.
Relatives, friends, clergy, and countless others displayed magnanimous support during her terminal state and shared many acts of kindness upon her passing in 2014: attendance and participation at funeral, burial, memorial and repast services, prayers, well wishes, calls, cards, visits, flowers and gift baskets, sharing of provisions, and general contributions. Each act of kindness was humbly received and appreciated. Especially acknowledged are the organizations listed.
George Washington University Hospital National Multiple Sclerosis Society Capital Caring Hospice Capital Home Care Alegis Care Batesville Casket Company/ Batesville Casket Living Memorial Program Gasch’s Funeral Home Fort Lincoln Cemetery Springdale Community Church, Springdale, MD First Baptist Church-Downtown, Winston-Salem, NC Union Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC Winston Salem State University Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated (Eastern Region, Beta, and Beta Lambda Chapters) Chi Eta Phi National Sorority, Incorporated (Alpha Chapter) Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Duluth, GA Graduate Chapter) W-S/FC Schools East Forsyth High School District of Columbia Retirement Board Washington Hospital Center TAPP Advisory Board TNT International Racing Team Serenity Blue, LLC
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