The ballroom at Martin's West was all a bustle, as some 1,100 guests poured in for the 21st Annual Fullwood Foundation Benefit and Recognition Breakfast. The foundation's founder, the late Harlow Fullwood Jr., was known for his unceasing energy. He had been gone for a little over a year, but his energy was continuing as an army of volunteers everyone and everything moving. That meant shepherding almost 50 honorees and awardees and 20 Fullwood Foundation scholarship recipients through a maze of tables.
"Mr. Fullwood always worked really hard," said board member Angela M. Alexander, who coordinated the event with fellow board member Shirley W. Richard.
Fullwood's wife and foundation co-founder, vice-president Elnora Fullwood, dashed about getting people and places in order with daughter and board member Paquita Fullwood-Stokes not far behind.
"It's all about scholarships. It's about young people. It's about mentoring and giving support to kids in need of an education," said Bernard Jennings, Capstone Consulting owner. Dr. Levi Watkins, heart surgeon and associate dean at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, echoed those sympathies.
"I come here now to support that and to support his memory," he said. "He was a beautiful man."