Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Team William Scholarship Endowment Still Growing

Updated on 6/29/2010 10:54:53 AM.

Andrea McDermott, Vanderbilt special education alumna and VKC Leadership Council member, recently ran in her sixth Country Music Marathon to raise support for the Team William Scholarship for students in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Reading Clinic. Andrea's efforts have raised more than $150,000 since 2004 for the scholarship, which provides financial support for students with Down syndrome attending the Reading Clinic. A former Clinic tutor, Andrea established the scholarship in honor of William Spickard, one of her students. William's family has partnered with Andrea in raising support. In 2009, Anna Spickard, William's older sister, organized the Team William 5k, an additional fundraising event for the scholarship. Held at Edwin Warner Park, the 2010 Team William 5k raised more than $6,000. To learn more about Team William or make a gift to support the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic, please visit or

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