A joint project with the family of A.J. Parker Foster and the Club, in 2012 an annual musical instrument award was established for a youth who has demonstrated a dedication to music, studies and community contribution and who might not otherwise be able to afford the purchase. The project allows for this to be done annually for one student. The instrument is a gift directly to the student.
To complete an application for the A.J. Parker-Foster Memorial Award, contact Jerry Palladino.
2012 Francisco Javier Morales, Tehipite Middle School, Fresno Unified School District (FUSD)- Trumpet
2013 Elizabeth Leon, Academy for Civic and Entrepreneurial Leadership, FUSD – Clarinet
2014 Naomi Jahsi, Rio Vista Middle School, Central Unified School District (CUSD) – Clarinet
2015 Ryan Regalado, Valley Arts and Sciences Academy, FUSD-Trumpet & Everett Bernal, Rio Vista Middle School, CUSD – Trumpet
2016 Destiny Rodriguez, Big Picture High School, FUSD – Bass Guitar