The Columbia (SC) Chapter of 100 Black Women celebrated its “Annual My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon” on Saturday, April 13. The event highlighted a 5-year milestone of advocacy and empowerment for women and girls of African descent.
Seven community servant leaders were recognized & honored for their service that positively impact the community and ten outstanding high school female students were awarded $10, 000 in scholarships.
The community servant leaders honored were: Representative Patricia Moore Henegan, Dr. Cheryl A. Caution Parker, Lenora Ellis Bell, Karen Alexander, Cynthia Craig Simpson, Rosena Lucas and Charlotte (NC) Mayor Vi Lyles.
The 2019 scholarship recipients are: Delaney Toomer, Taylor Williams, Jordin D. Bell, Kyrie Lanham, Nhandi Long Shipman, Ragin Hope Slater, Shelbi Frederick, Saibriyya Pou, Lydia Boles & Angel Gohet.
The support of the 440 luncheon attendees will provide needed resources that will assist the chapter in defraying its empowerment program expenses and continue to award generous scholarships to young promising female leaders of tomorrow.
According to the Chapter President, Mary Miller McClellan, “We are extremely pleased to celebrate 5 years of advocacy, education and empowerment that promote leadership development and gender equality in health, education and economic empowerment for women and girls of the Midlands.
The Columbia Chapter is one of more than 60 chapters of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., a national organization founded in New York City in 1970 in an effort to continue the successful implementation of socio-economic and political strategies that began in the mid 60’s. The organization consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who represent 63 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Its membership includes a diverse group of women, who are physicians, attorneys, educators, journalists, accountants, court judges, corporate managers, vice presidents, artists, media personalities, labor leaders, public relations specialists, consultants and elected officials.
For additional National Coalition of 100 Black Women information, please visit the respective local and national NCBW websites at www.nc100bwcolumbiasc.org and www.ncbw.org.