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      Hollywood comes to Orangeburg to pay it forward

      COLUMBIA (WACH)-School is not in session right now but education is at the top of many minds in the Midlands.

      For 8 years, pharmacist and philanthropist, Dr. Maurice A. Lee has gathered A-List celebrities who support his misson to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors who face financial hardships.

      â?? Paying It Forward â?? is the goal of the M.A. Lee Scholarship Fund (MALSF) â??Without failure, how can success be recognized? What won't kill us will only make us stronger," says Lee. " I have learned that most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.â??

      Saturday, August 2, 2014, the 9 th Annual M.A. Lee Scholarship Fund 2014 Gala and Awards Ceremony will be held at 1481 Chestnut St., Orangeburg, SC 29115.

      The Red Carpet segment starts at 5pm. The Gala starts at 6pm. This yearâ??s MALSF Gala Host is Actor Brian White (Cabin in the Woods, Good Deeds). The MALSF Co-host is Actress Denise Boutte (Why Did I Get Married, Meet The Browns).