HUF 2013 Acknowledgements and Thanks
The MABLEAN EPHRIAM FOUNDATION acknowledges and thanks our sponsors, supporters, contributors, Board Members, Production team, readers and evaluators, vendors, publicist, and all, who in any way, contributed to this event. Without your support, donations, time, energy and you physical labor, this event, this vent would not have been possible. We appreciate you. May your businesses and lives be blessed.
||MEF provides scholarships to current year high school graduates, continuing college students and a special nursing scholarship, named in memory of Judge Mablean's mother, Mable Ephriam, who was called home on February 9, 2010.
If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, send your tax-deductible donation to:
Mablean Ephriam Foundation
PO Box 39A60
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Attn: Scholarship Fund
OR Make A Donation Through PayPal.
|The H.U.F. (Honoring Unsung Fathers) Awards & Scholarship Brunch is a special Father’s Day [annual] event, created and hosted by
Judge Mablean Ephriam. What started as an annual Mother’s Day Vs Father’s Day—“sibling rivalry” competition amongst brothers and
sisters, in-laws, [some] nieces and nephews; later on transcending into an intimate jazz brunch for fathers only hosted by
Judge Mablean at her home (humble beginnings), has now become a ‘must attend’ affair. Gaining notoriety, the H.U.F. Awards has been
a sellout with exponential growth each year.|
||Presiding over [real] divorce cases on Fox TV Divorce Court, Judge Mablean
had seen and heard it all. Issues surrounding family, especially the presence
of a strong, loving and hard working father is very dear to her. She strongly
believes that the positive interaction between a supportive and caring father
and his child(ren), nurtures the inner spirit, and paves the way toward healthy
adulthood and society. However, the courtroom was proving otherwise.
With heart-breaking cases, feuding parents standing before her and innocent
children as puns, Judge Mablean had seen enough. She decided that she
was going to become a catalyst for family “dining” time. Thus, became the
birth of Honoring Unsung Fathers.
| The undertaking of the awards is to identify and recognize fathers who play a
vital role in the development of their child(ren) lives with the intentions of reaching
out to families and communities to perpetuate good quality and responsible
attributes of African American and Latino/Hispanic fathers; to encourage and
promote positive fathers by spotlighting fathers who accept their role and
responsibility, and does it well.
Awards are generally given in five (5) categories: Solo Warrior (single father),
Love Cares (married father), Fatherhood Forever (divorced father), Village Dad
(non-biological father) and Living Legacy (father, grandfather, great-grand, etc.)