Education

DAVID & DOVETTA WILSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • Elmont, NY
  • wilsonfund.org

Mission Statement

The purpose of the David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to high school graduates entering their first year of college at an accredited college/university institution.

Main Programs

  1. Annual Fundraising Luncheon
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Continental U.S., Hawaii and all U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam

ruling year

1992

CHAIR

Self-reported

DAVID WILSON JR.

Keywords

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DDWSF

Also Known As

DDWSF

EIN

11-3015593

 Number

7835626408

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Up to $200,000 in scholarships have been awarded to high school seniors since the inception of the fund in 1990. We have expanded the scope of our mission to reach children of all ages through our subsidiary arm, JasDjor. You may find details at, jasdjor.org.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Annual Fundraising Luncheon

Annual luncheon in New York to announce scholarship recipients and a leadership award recipient

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

20,000

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    In addition to providing scholarships for four years to nine graduating high school seniors, DDWSF has already expanded the scope of its philanthropic work by establishing a subsidiary arm, JasDJor. Under JasdJor's, Sisters Education and Training academy, learning sessions build on each other and include community building, exploring the problems in the world and how children can make a difference, fundraising, event planning, relationship development, vision planning, writing mission statements, making connections to internal and external networks of supporters, and executing a charitable project in teams to raise awareness and provide a financial donation to a worthy cause.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We are currently planning year round fund raising activities to meet our goal of awarding full scholarships to nine high school seniors each year. Through the Sisters Training Academy, the two academically qualified leaders are training other staff to assist in the to nurture children for a lifetime of giving and service to the world; and to support families and others affected by children with life threatening illness and/or Autism.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Continental U.S., Hawaii and all U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam

Funding Needs

Goal is to surpass $1000 per student each year. Incrementally increase student scholarship recipient aid by 20% annually.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

DAVID & DOVETTA WILSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Leadership

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CHAIR

DAVID WILSON JR.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. AMELIA MULLEN

DAVID&DOVETTA WILSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity