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Ladies, Inc.

Our mission is to transform the lives of disenfranchised girls.  We foster character, confidence, and grace through our academic and experiential programs; with the goal of developing extraordinary thinkers who are courageous leaders that will become productive global citizens.

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Members of Legacy Ladies

L-R: Leslie Jackson Houston, Jacqueline Castillo, Vernell Taylor, Shiressa Johnson,

Toni Counts Rose, Candida Mobley (unavailable for photo)

Message From the President


Dear Community Partners, Sponsors, Team Members, and Friends,

In light of the severity of the COVID-19, the Legacy Ladies 16th Annual Torch Awards originally scheduled for April 15, 2020, has been postponed. This is a challenging time and your health is also our concern.  

By postponing our only fundraising event, we are deferring our main source of revenue used to provide college scholarships, computer equipment and other necessities to our graduating Torchettes this spring.  In light of that, we are asking each of you to make your contribution to Legacy Ladies, independent of the Torch Awards dinner.  This will assure that the young women who are embarking on their dream of attending college will have the financial means to do so.

Over the past sixteen years, your involvement and generosity have allowed us to transform the lives of hundreds of historically disenfranchised girls and families.  We are asking that you help us to continue the legacy of changing the trajectory of their lives. Please give today!  Need does not take a holiday during a crisis. 


Thank you for your support of Legacy Ladies and for your understanding and consideration in this uniquely difficult time.  Stay safe and best wishes and continued good health to you and your love ones as we continue to move forward.


President & Founder

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