John J. Kerr

The Charleston Men’s Chorus, with the initial support of CMC sponsors Wayland Cato and Gary Dietrich, established the John J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship in 2013 in honor of our dear departed brother, John J. Kerr. John was a founding member of our Chorus, two-term president of the Board of Directors, a strong advocate for our annual fundraising campaign, and CMC concert emcee for many years. Simply put, John was a great friend to and member of the Chorus.

This endowed scholarship fund is intended to provide an annual $3,000 scholarship to both Charleston Southern University and the College of Charleston to assist a deserving male student majoring in either vocal performance or choral conducting. John was always a strong proponent of the CMC’s scholarship endeavors, and we believe he would be both humbled by and proud of the establishment of the John J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship.

We are now in the process of soliciting donations to fund the John J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship. Our ultimate goal is to raise $150,000 to fully support one scholarship to each school. We have already raised more than $60,000 through donations and pledges. For those that are interested in contributing to John’s legacy and the John J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship or know of someone that would be interested in contributing, please contact the Charleston Men’s Chorus.

Our sincere appreciation to those that have donated to the John J. Kerr Memorial Fund. We will truly miss our brother John.

Thank you to the following supporters of the John J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship

Dorothy M. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Baarke, Jr.
Charles and Elizabeth Baker, III
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bass
Gus H. Bell III
Kathleen Bell
The Honorable Sol Blatt, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Brewer
Shirrese B. Brockington, Attorney at Law
Mary Courtney Brooks
Helen Brown
William and Susan Burchfield
Charles and Caroline Burns, III
Thos Heyward Carter, Jr.
Thomas and Martha Cato
John Cato
Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, LLC
Samuel and Elizabeth Clawson
Charles and Joanne Cole, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. R. T. Coussons
Gary W. Dietrich
George C. Evans
Mr. and Mrs. John Evans III
Sean Ferneau
James and Lucy Glenn
E.K. Grimball
Lawton K. Grimball
Benjamin Hagood Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herman
Patricia F. Hollingsworth
Steven and Patricia Johnson
Kenneth and Louise Kemp
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Land
Susan and Eddie Liipfert
William and Amy Major
Metal Trades, Inc.
Charles Middleton
Mr. and Mrs. David B. McCormack
Charles and Sally McKinney, Jr.
A.E. “Gene” Morehead, III
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Ohlandt
Jay and Brenda Parker
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Read
Fred and Ann Sales
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Shortridge, Jr.
C. Hamilton and Ann Sloan
Edward and Merle Sparkman
Todd and Laura Steiner
Ted and Polly Stoney
James and Mary Stuckey
Jean L. Wallace
George and Martha Waters
Mary L. Way
Water’s Edge, Whitman Properties
Gary P. Whitman
Whit-Mart, Inc.
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
James and Ellen Wooldridge
Stephen and Elizabeth Wood