Mouhamed Cisse Scholarship
Mouhamed Cisse, a camper at Encore/Coda for 6 summers, was a beloved member of our camp community, with his warm smile, great sense of humor, personal generosity and loyal friendship to others. Mouhamed was the son of immigrants from the Ivory Coast and attended the Philadelphia public schools. At camp, he was active on cello, drums and voice, across a range of styles, participating in Philharmonia, Senior Orchestra, Jazz Choir, chamber music and jazz combos.
Mouhamed was tragically lost to gun violence in the spring of 2020, in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA. To honor and remember him, we have established this special scholarship, which we hope will make it possible for many future campers of color who demonstrate a passion for music making and financial need to join us at camp. Funded through donations from individuals, businesses and Camp Encore/Coda, this endeavor is a part of our regular scholarship program, which has brought so many deserving, talented campers to Encore/Coda since 1950.
Many thanks to the following alumni, friends and businesses who have contributed so far:
(list updated 3/15/21)
Patricia & Aldo Abreu, Anonymous, Greta Averbach & Jamie Popkin, Steve Bader, Sue Barre, Katherine Baxter & Garth Bray, Boros Family, David Brackett & Lisa Barg, Brusiloff/Fink Family, Phyllis Brusiloff, Sandra Buchanan, Cole Burger, Phil Chernin & Alicia Hsu, Phil & Carolyn Coughlin, Betsey Cox-Buteau and children: Goeffrey, Katherine, Amy & Rebecca, Barbara Fandrich, Emily Gaberman & Chris Reckling, The Good Family, Joyce Chan Grabell & Ben Grabell, Tom & Lisa Hammett (in honor of Riley Jane Hasson), Katie Hantson, Dan Heck, Betsy Hinkle, Grace Honohan, Joanathan & Miriam Javitch, Matthew & Milena Kantor, S.A. Klatskin & Erin Isikoff, Susan and Mitchell Kessler, Alison Lanman, Meghan Lytton, Peter Maheras, Randy & Claire Nielsen, Sergei Nuissl, The Palamountain/Smith family, Margaret Pierce (in honor of Riley Jane Hasson), Jerry "Dad" Polizzi, Dawn Pratson, Rebecca Reich, Christopher & Lori Rothko, SJ Services Inc, Sperling Family, Kristy Taylor, Melissa Hibbert Tucker, Daphne Uviller & Sacha Spector, Bill & Graham Vinyard, The Wenstrup Family, The Wexler Family.
If you would like to find out more about this scholarship, or make a donation, please contact Jamie.