April 17th Legacy Newsletter

Message from the President

Dear Educational Partners and Community Donors,​

This week we had plans to celebrate at the Torch Awards and honor our distinguished leaders and our scholarship recipients, but our major concern during this pandemic is our community.  For safety reasons we will commemorate the Torch Awards at a later date.  We wish all of you a safe passage through this difficult period of COVID19.

The Coronavirus may have put the world on pause, but Legacy Ladies continues in our mission of serving the disenfranchised.  Please don’t let the Coronavirus stop you from doing your part as we move forward. The spirit of the Torch Awards lives on!  We still have much to celebrate.   Please give today!

We are carving a new path in the history books.  There is a QUOTE by Max Depree that goes like this, “It is important to remember that We can not become what we NEED to be… remaining what we are.”   Because of your financial support in 2019, we expanded our leadership academy, “From the School House to The White House Leadership Academy,” from three to five schools this year.  We are now serving Crenshaw High School, Washington Preparatory High School, King Drew Magnet High School, Dorsey High School, and Middle College High School. Because of your contributions, we were able to send six graduating seniors to college and we gave them $30,000 collectively in scholarships.  Because of your contributions we were also able to provide ipad’s to make them efficient while at college.

Even though the schools have closed for the year, our Leadership Academy continues!  For the remainder of the school year, we are conducting our workshops for the girls via Zoom.  The disruption has not stopped them. They are doing their part in preparing for their next grade level and their post-secondary education, and your financial support is critical to help our young girls get to the finish line.