2 Sow Seeds
for 1 Goal
and 1 PURPOSE!
In 2015, Bass Smith Connection (BSC), a non-profit organization, was birthed. Founded by 4 friends, Vernon and Sunna Bass, and Jamel and Nettie (Carter) Smith, BSC’s mission is two-fold. First, is to “Party With A Purpose” PWP. Proceeds generated from our parties go directly to graduating minority high school and current college students, seeking financial assistance to complete their post-secondary educational studies. Second, to remain “connected” with our recipients and provide additional positive support and encouragement. We stand “in the gap” with our recipients to help them navigate the day-to-day challenges they face as they adjust to college life.
Since our inception, we’ve hosted 3 PWP events a year. We have a Beer and Wine Tasting Event in April, an outdoor All White Attire Event in August and A High Heels and Bow Ties Event in November. Many attendees have described our events as “a wonderful experience.” Our attendees range between the ages of 30 and 75 years old and all seem to blend and have a good time. Although many come to have a good time, our purpose is always in the forefront at our events and shared with our attendees.
In 2019, BSC awarded $15,000.00, to college students! This amount is our highest scholarship award year since our inception in 2015! In 2015 we were blessed to award $4,000.00, in 2016 we awarded $5,000.00 and in 2017 $4,500.00. In 2018 BSC issued $10,500.00 in scholarship monies. From 2015- 2019, BSC has awarded $40,500.00 in scholarship monies. These monies have assisted 40 college students!
Since 2015, we have been intentional to share our mission and vision in the community. We have worked diligently to gain sponsorship for all our events and connect with other professional adults to spread our mission throughout Springfield and surrounding areas.
Ambassadors & Table Hosts
BSC identified 15 supporting friends that have faithfully attended our events and shared our mission with others. They are a critical and necessary part of BSC and have helped us sell tickets to our events but more importantly, helped grow our brand and mission in Springfield and surrounding counties.