Event Recap: Thurgood Marshall College Fund Gala Developing Minds Delivering Dreams on November 11th 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

We had the pleasure to attend such an amazing event in Washington , D.C. 

Washington, DC - November 11, 2013 

 Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) 25th  awards gala themed "Developing Minds... Delivering Dreams"   attracted  major star power to help raise  4 million dollars at their 25th Awards Gala.  Comedian Dr. Bill Cosby hosted with a standing ovation lasting over five minutes after Tony Award winner Jennifer  Holliday sang “And I’m Telling You” .  The Grammy winning stars joined CEO Johnny C. Taylor and  international  guest line-up, Redskins Alfred Morris ,Lil Mama, Nina Dalvuri,- Miss America 2014, MC. Lyte, HBO's Jermaine Crawford, Fox's Kelly Wright, Juan William, Grammy & Golden Globe Winner, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Calvin Kleins first African-American fit model, Stephanie Duncan and over 25 congressmen.

During the VIP Cocktail reception, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) held a book signing for “March Book One” courtesy of Barnes and Noble. Honorees of the night included Janice Bryant Howroyd (CEO of The Year Award), Larry Waters (Community Leader of the Year Award), Wayne D. Watson, Ph.D. (Educational Leadership Award) and Johnson & Johnson (Corporate Leadership Award).  The biggest applause of the night came after TMCF's president Jim and Susan Clifton announced they were  donating one million dollars to the organization.  

After a successful event, TMCF has proudly made Washington D.C. its new flagship home for not only its corporate office but for next year's gala.

We had a great time :) 


Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice. Established in 1987, TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), medical schools and law schools. TMCF helps students with a clear intention and the motivation to succeed and acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier employment opportunities —access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
TMCF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization and for more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit

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