Youth Development

Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foun

  • Reston, VA
  • www.jghfdn.org

Mission Statement

To further and accomplish the charitable and educational purposes of the Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Main Programs

  1. Annual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball
Service Areas

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Virginia

All funds of the Corporation, including the proceeds of any sales of the Corporation, shall be applied for the charitable and educational benefit of youth throughout the greater Washington Metropolitan area and more specifically northern Virginia.

ruling year

2005

President since 2014

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Mr. Charles M Coffin Jr.

Vice President since 2014

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Mr. Ronald K. Hamm

Keywords

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Youth Educational and Charitable Support

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EIN

01-0674819

 Number

2263320528

Also Known As

Jgh Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Overview

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To be the premier mentoring, educational enrichment and service organization that provides scholarships and academic achievement awards for youth in the Greater Washington, D.C. area and specifically Northern Virginia.

Programs

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Program 1

Annual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball

The Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc., invites your support and participation in our 31th Annual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball. We promise an exciting event in conjunction with and hosted by the men of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The 2011 gala promises to be the best ever.
The 31th Annual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA. Individual ticket prices are $100. We are extremely excited about this year’s event. With your help, we will be able to continue supporting the programs that serve the young people and families of our community.
Our annual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball is one of our major fundraising events which augments the Foundation’s efforts to provide funding for a number of projects serving the youth of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community. In recent years our funding priorities have included supporting projects such as “Go to High School, Go to College,” a longstanding national initiative of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., which promotes educational awareness and academic excellence. Our members also serve as mentors and tutors including “Men On A Mission” at Dominion High School in Sterling, VA. The program targets black male students and has led to a 50 percent drop in the failure rate for that student group over the last three years. The Clubhouse, where students meet with their peers and mentors, has led to a 33 percent drop in the failure rate for all students in four years.  
Our other support includes: Fairfax and Loudoun County Voter Registration Drives, Thanksgiving Day Food Drive, March of Dime Walk-a-thon, Fairfax County Adopt-a-Highway, and our annual Toys-4-Kids Christmas Program. We also provide scholarships for college-bound high school seniors and high school students. Many of the students who have benefited from our program initiatives are currently matriculating at Cornell University, Morehouse College, Howard University, Hampton University, and the University of Maryland. Thanks to your generosity, last year we awarded $20,500 in scholarships. With your support, we hope to provide even more scholarships for deserving youth.
Since 1975, the members of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter and Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. have ardently exemplified “manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind.” The aim of the Foundation is to stimulate the growth and advancement of youth by providing financial scholarships, mentoring and support. With your support we can further mitigate the financial barriers for deserving students who seek higher education.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$28,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

All funds of the Corporation, including the proceeds of any sales of the Corporation, shall be applied for the charitable and educational benefit of youth throughout the greater Washington Metropolitan area and more specifically northern Virginia.

Funding Needs

Our annual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball is one of our major fund raising events which augments the Foundation’s efforts to provide funding for a number of projects serving the youth of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community. In recent years our funding priorities have included supporting projects such as “Go to High School, Go to College,” a longstanding national initiative of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., which promotes educational awareness and academic excellence.  Our members also serve as mentors and tutors including “Men On A Mission” at Dominion High School in Sterling, VA. The program targets black male students and has led to a 50 percent drop in the failure rate for that student group over the last three years. The Clubhouse, where students meet with their peers and mentors, has led to a 33 percent drop in the failure rate for all students in four years.

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THE JOYCE-GILLESPIE--HARRINGTON EDUCATIONAL & CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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President

Mr. Charles M Coffin Jr.

Vice President

Mr. Ronald K. Hamm

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Charles M. Coffin Jr.

JGH Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

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