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395 Supporters

125% of $30,000 goal

Carlos Clanton

Fundraiser since Nov 2020

$1,750

26 supporters

117% of $1,500 goal

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As we close out the year, I’d like to extend an invitation to join me in making a positive impact that will well extend into the new year.  Will you support me by making at least a $25 contribution or any amount to support the mission of the G.W.C. Brown Legacy Education Fund? The Fund set out to raise $30,000 by December 31st and to date, they’ve raised $25,000. I’ve made a personal goal to raise $1,500 towards the remaining $5,000.

The G.W.C. Brown Legacy Education Fund is committed to making a difference, and the money raised will benefit our community's youth empowered by the programs and initiatives provided through:

  • Scholarships to aid in the transformation of young men's dreams into reality in obtaining a college education.
  • Conducting a year-round mentoring and professional development program for 6th – 12th-grade males entitled "Alpha Scholars Academy." This grassroots program is facilitated by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Phi Lambda chapter. It is a part of Alpha Phi Alpha National Program "Go to High School Go To College" that’s been in existence since 1932.
  • The continued development and expansion of the Alpha Leadership and Education Center located in the heart of the Park Place Community in Norfolk, VA. This Center was opened in the summer of 2018 to serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration within the community. Join the Phase Two Capital Campaign to create a computer lab, a new multipurpose room, and additional classrooms.

Your financial contribution, combined with the generosity of others, will help the fund generate the necessary resources to power our programs and provide vital scholarships to deserving youth to further their education. Any amount helps!


Thank you for your consideration and willingness to support,

Carlos J. Clanton

p.s. "The IRS reminds people there's a new provision that allows for up to $300 in cash donations to qualifying organizations to be deducted from income. ... Under this new change, individual taxpayers can claim an "above-the-line" deduction of up to $300 for cash donations made to charity during 2020. Read More.

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The G.W.C Brown Legacy Education Fund has been positively impacting our community since 2011. With our scholarship program, the Fund's commitment continues to aid those within the Greater Hampton Roads region to transform young men's DREAMS into REALITY. We do this with the impactful authenticity that uniquely comes when sponsorship is gained from role models, mentors, and professionals in various career fields. The G.W.C Brown Legacy Education Fund's targeted vehicles – in the form of various customized scholarship awards – are granted each year to the proven young area scholars of challenged means. We also conduct a mentoring and professional development program, called Alpha Scholars Academy, as part of Alpha Phi Alpha's National Program "Go to High School, Go to College." Since 1932, this grassroots program has provided the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity members the opportunity to serve the community by "putting our young men on the right track and keeping them there." The program is a combination of classroom instruction from a vetted national curriculum and mentoring activities.

COVID-19 has impacted the way all organizations operate.  This year, we had to cancel our Black and Gold Scholarship Ball:  our signature fundraising event.  Instead of having 300+ of our closest friends and supporters gathered together to celebrate the successes of our scholars, distinguished brothers, and community servants, we staying safe, and converting all programming to digital platforms.

In addition to the impact on our programs, this "new normal" has had significant impact on our plans for the Alpha Leadership & Education Center (ALEC).  We had planned to host programs for the community in this building.  Now, we are delayed, however, we are not denied.  During this time, we are continuing to improve this grand building from the 1920s so we will be able to offer cutting edge technology.

Please support our efforts.  Any amount is considered a generous donation.

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Campaign Ended

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395 Supporters

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G.W.C. Brown Legacy Education Fund

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