Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund Celebrates 20 Years of Service and Raises 3.8 Million for America's HBCUs

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund announced yesterday the results of its 7th Annual Leadership Institute Recruitment Conference weekend, which brought more than 500 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) to New York City for an annual four-day student leadership training and recruitment conference.

Events of the weekend included the 2nd annual Front Row Fashion Show and the prestigious Anniversary Award Dinner Gala, which drew more than 1800 corporate leaders, university presidents, celebrities, students and more. The events were held on November 2-5 in New York City, that raised$3.8 million toward the organization's scholarships and programs.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc., named for the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, was established in 1987 and represents 47 public HBCU's located in 22 states with a population of well over 232,000 students. Over the last 20 years, the fund has awarded more than $68 million in scholarships. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund also provides internship programs and joins corporate and foundation partners in providing leadership training and support to students preparing for undergraduate and professional schools.

"TMCF's success and contributions to leadership development and educating young men and women has surpassed my vision for its future when I founded it some 20 years ago," said Dr. N. Joyce Payne, founder of the fund.

Below are pictures from the Award Dinner Gala, hosted by actor Terrence Howard:

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Terrence with author Terry McMillan

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Actors Delroy Lindo and Lynn Whitfield

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BET founder Bob Johnson

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Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore of the United States Army, recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award

Visit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund at http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org.

Source: PRNewswire
Photos: Wireimage

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in finding out about charity related events being held in the Atlanta area. Any suggestions on where to find info on upcoming events?