The Sharon Palermo Scholarship is given in memory of my wife, Sharon, who passed away in 2005. The scholarship is co-sponsored by NATAS and the Columbia College Television Department and awarded annually to a senior television major.
We try to make the event a celebration of Sharon’s life, and in the past, have highlighted such things as readings, music, and theater performances in the past.
On February 8, we will be holding our 8th Sharon Palermo Memorial Scholarship Fundraising Event at Columbia College Television Studios at 600 S. Michigan Ave., from 2-5 pm.
This year we will be shooting two, live-streamed, television cooking shows with a live audience during the event on the
web site frequencytv.com/stream, airing at 2:45 pm and 3:45 pm.
The cooking segment comes because, as part of the fundraising activities this past year, I compiled two volumes of recipes that were Sharon’s favorites into a 2-volume cookbook with DVD. The sales of the books has been going very well, thanks to an appearance on Windy City Live in November were I appeared on their “home
cook” segment with the story of the cookbook and Sharon. You see during our 30-year marriage, we made a pact that we would have dinner with each other every night when humanly possible. It worked and we enjoyed those dinners so much that I decided to share the memories and food with everyone.
There will be a silent auction and raffles of some wonderful items including television station tours, flat screen TV, a week stay at our private home in Arizona, lottery tickets from all the states in the county, and many more, plus of our food and drinks!
Tickets to the event and copies of the cookbook can be purchased on the Sharon Palermo Scholarship web site. colum.edu/Palermo.
If you can’t make the event, you can still watch it live. Hope to see you there!