Joyce Gillespie Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation

Joyce Gillespie Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation The JGHFDN was established to serve as a conduit to generate scholarship funds to support college bound students.
The foundation was incorporated on September 26, 2001. The foundation was formed to provide financial support to the educational initiatives developed by the Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. By emphasizing information sharing, promoting knowledge, and mitigating financial barriers; the foundation aims to increase educational opportunities for youth with in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Metropolitan community. In order to support these programs, the foundation conducts various fundraising endeavors.
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The Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation was established to serve as a conduit to generate scholarship funds to support college bound students. The foundation was named in memory of three community leaders dedicated to the ideals of “Scholarship, Community, Service and Love for all Mankind.” James Burwell Gillespie, Ed.D was a dedicated educator. He spent many years working in the District of Columbia school system and served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He served in various leadership roles as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., during his more than 50 years of service. He served as the catalyst behind the creation of the scholarship foundation and served as the Chairman of the Roosevelt Harrington Education Foundation. The foundation was renamed in his honor as the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. Of all of these services, he was most proud of being involved in the activities that supported the education of young adults. As a charter member of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Roosevelt Harrington was a key architect in developing the charter for the organization that has served the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1975. He provided vision and leadership for the fraternity for more than 50 years. As a pharmacist, he served as a role model for many students in our community. His work with students including sponsorship in science fairs and competitions made a tremendous difference in the lives of many of our youth. As a dedicated member of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Henry Louis Joyce provided great leadership for many of the organization’s scholarship fund activities. As Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the organization’s annual “Black and Gold Scholarship Ball”, he was instrumental in generating over $250,000 in funds to support college-bound students in the Northern Virginia area. For his dedication to our youth, we have honored his legacy by adding his name to the foundation. We owe these community leaders a debt of gratitude for their pursuit of excellence and their tireless efforts to make a positive impact on our community.

Mission: Purpose, Passion and Commitment to Youth and Community

As President of the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation of the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Alph...
03/17/2019

As President of the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation of the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., I invite you to join us at our 39th Annual “Black & Gold Scholarship Ball” on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151.

We have a phenomenal event planned for you and hope you can join us in our work to invest in our foundation's continued efforts to support scholarships for exceptional college-bound students!

More information about the JGH Educational and Charitable Foundation is available at: jghfdn.org.

You can purchase tickets on our website at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4044647. You may insert my name on the website link for Guest of Brother Ron Hamm.

For the second year, we will have our 2019 Text-to-Pledge initiative during the event will allow you to use your mobile phone to pledge charitable contributions via a text to support our community service objectives.

If you are unable to attend the Black & Gold Ball, please consider making a donation to support our efforts at http://jghfdn.org/donate-today/. Please feel free to use this message to invite your friends as well.

Thank you for your consideration.

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03/17/2019

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Giving Tuesday: An Opportunity for You to Invest in Education and Community ServiceOn behalf of the Joyce Gillespie Harr...
11/27/2018
CREATING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY IN 2018

Giving Tuesday: An Opportunity for You to Invest in Education and Community Service

On behalf of the Joyce Gillespie Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc. (JGH), thank you for your support in 2018.

On this #GivingTuesday, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible charitable donation to support JGH in 2019. During the last 15 years, JGH has awarded scholarships totaling over $200,000 and has supported various community service initiatives. With your continued investment, WE CAN DO MORE! Your donation will help us support more students pursuing a college education and our other programs for youth and the community!

The are several ways to donate. First, you can text your pledge. By following a few simple steps, you can contribute ANY AMOUNT to our organization right now.

Here’s how you Text-to-Pledge®:

1. First, create a new text message or SMS on your cell phone…
2. Second, enter 703-215-3822 in the address line…
3. Type your name or company name, the amount of your pledge and any short message you want to share with us.
4. And simply HIT SEND. That’s it!

Second, you also can donate at: http://jghfdn.org/challenge/ or mail a check made payable to JGH, 11654 Plaza America Drive, #290, Reston, VA 20190. No amount is too small or too big.

Third, if you are a Federal Government Employee, we encourage you to make a donation or pledge through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our CFC Charitable Giving Organization Code is 79423.

No amount is too small or too big.

Thank you for your support!

Ron Hamm
President, JGH Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc.
EIN # 01-0674819
Combined Federal Campaign # 79423
www.jghfdn.org

Purpose, Passion and Commitment to Youth and Community

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Thanks for the opportunity allowing the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation to support the ...
07/27/2018

Thanks for the opportunity allowing the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation to support the Heritage Fellowship Church Academic Enhancement Committee's 2018 "Transition to College" Informational Dinner. Our dear Alpha brother, Virginia State University President, Dr. Makola Abdullah, provided great insights during this informative and resourceful event! As President of the JGH Foundation, it was an honor to preside over the dinner program. We also appreciate the opportunity to mentor the young men in the 2018 Brothers' Fun Camp through our Project Alpha and Go To High School Go To College national programs.

10/16/2016

After Years of Decline, Obama Admin Tries New Approach to Spur Feds’ Annual Giving
ERIC KATZ | OCTOBER 14, 2016 3:16 PM ET

President Obama signed an executive order Thursday to make it easier for federal employees to volunteer at charitable organizations and for retirees to donate to them.

The order adjusts Ronald Reagan era guidance on the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal government’s annual giving drive. Under the new rules, federal workers will be able to make non-monetary pledges to CFC charities by instead committing to donating their time. Some agencies already allow employees to volunteer at CFC organizations and some do not, the program’s Director Keith Willingham said, but none credit the hours toward the annual pledge goals each agency sets. The order will give the Office of Personnel Management -- which oversees CFC -- the authority to allow volunteer hours to count toward program goals.

An OPM spokeswoman said that guidance is forthcoming.

The order will also allow federal retirees to make charitable contributions through their annuities. Many current federal employees donate through an automatic paycheck deduction.

Willingham said CFC has received feedback that some feds who could not afford monetary contributions wanted additional opportunities to give and participate in the program while helping their agencies reach their pledge goals. He added the program could especially benefit millennials, who have expressed more interest in “hands on” contributions. The order is not meant to be “prescriptive,” Willingham said, and will give OPM and agencies flexibility in exactly how they carry it out.

The idea is for agencies to “monetize” the volunteer hours their employees contribute, OPM said, so an estimated value will be given to one hour of volunteer time. Agencies will then use “the total value of volunteer time given by a donor” and add it to their total contributions from all employees for the year.

“These changes will allow more federal, postal and military personnel to give back to their communities, whether through their checkbooks or with their time,” said acting OPM Director Beth Cobert.

She added the annuity deduction change will impact 2 million federal retirees, and allow the government to “raise even more money for these worthy causes from employees that choose to donate over the course of their career and into retirement.”

The changes come from a commission OPM launched on CFC’s 50th anniversary, which issued recommendations in 2012.

Federal employees have donated less money each year since 2009, when feds gave $282.6 million to CFC charities. That figure has fallen annually and dropped to $177.8 million in 2015.

07/28/2016

The Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington (JGH) Educational & Charitable Foundation is excited to partner with the Heritage Fellowship Church (HFC) Academic Enhancement Committee to sponsor tonight's dinner at the HFC Brothers Fun Camp Boarding School/College Information Night event. We appreciate the opportunity to help advance education opportunities and success for our young brothers.

12/05/2015

Happy Founder's Day to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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12/02/2015
Joyce Gillespie Harrington

I am seeking a simple donation for the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc., in the amount of $19.06 today...Giving Tuesday! If you can give more, please do. We are a certified 501(c)(3) organization who supports youth and underserved communities throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Please visit www.jghfdn.org.

Purpose, Passion And Commitment To The Youth And Community View Our Brochure Our foundation aims to increase educational opportunities for youth within the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Metropolitan community. The foundation was named in memory of three community leaders dedicated to the idea…

11/24/2015

Based in Reston, Virginia, the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity. The foundation was incorporated on September 26, 2001. The foundation was formed to provide financial support to the educational initiatives developed by the Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. By emphasizing information sharing, promoting knowledge, and mitigating financial barriers; the foundation aims to increase educational opportunities for youth with in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Metropolitan community. In order to support these programs, the foundation conducts various fundraising endeavors.

Thanks to the support of friends and family (people just like you!) I'm halfway to the fundraising goal I've set to supp...
04/11/2015
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Thanks to the support of friends and family (people just like you!) I'm halfway
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Thanks so much for reading this email and for considering my request. Together
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02/02/2015

Please visit new website for JGH Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc. We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization assisting underserved people with education and charitable support. Visit www.JGHFDN.org

04/24/2014

The Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc. (JGH) of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the African and African American Studies Program (AAAS), and the George Mason University Foundation, Inc. will continue their collaboration to offer the Paul Robeson Saturday Leadership Academy (PRSLA). In similar fashion to previous sessions, participants and their families can expect the Academy to be rigorous academically while socially enriching and empowering to middle school and ninth grade high school students.

PRSLA Spring 2014 will be comprised of a two-week intensive final Olympiad session. Morning classes will begin 9:00AM, and last until 2:00PM. The emphasis remains on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Robotics, Mentoring, and Cultural and Diversity Sensitivity. Reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and study skills are also pertinent. Students and their families will also receive guidance in the social and emotional issues related to excelling in advanced placement courses and matriculating into college.

The Academy seeks to identify a diverse group of current female and male middle school through ninth grade students living within the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area who are academically talented, of the highest character, and demonstrative leadership potential. Student applicants must be from families who are supportive of their child’s educational success. Scholarships will be available for students who show economic need, based upon family income. For more information, please visit the application link to complete your spring session application, or access it on the JGH website.

Based in Reston, Virginia, the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(...
03/07/2014
Welcome to Joyce-Gillespie Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation

Based in Reston, Virginia, the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity. The foundation was incorporated on September 26, 2001. The foundation was formed to provide financial support to the educational initiatives developed by the Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. By emphasizing information sharing, promoting knowledge, and mitigating financial barriers; the foundation aims to increase educational opportunities for youth with in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Metropolitan community. In order to support these programs, the foundation conducts various fundraising endeavors.

Our Story

The Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation was established to serve as a conduit to generate scholarship funds to support college bound students. The foundation was named in memory of three community leaders dedicated to the ideals of “Scholarship, Community, Service and Love for all Mankind.”

James Burwell Gillespie, Ed.D was a dedicated educator. He spent many years working in the District of Columbia school system and served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He served in various leadership roles as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., during his more than 50 years of service. He served as the catalyst behind the creation of the scholarship foundation and served as the Chairman of the Roosevelt Harrington Education Foundation. The foundation was renamed in his honor as the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational & Charitable Foundation, Inc. Of all of these services, he was most proud of being involved in the activities that supported the education of young adults.

As a charter member of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Roosevelt Harrington was a key architect in developing the charter for the organization that has served the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1975. He provided vision and leadership for the fraternity for more than 50 years. As a pharmacist, he served as a role model for many students in our community. His work with students including sponsorship in science fairs and competitions made a tremendous difference in the lives of many of our youth.

As a dedicated member of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Henry Louis Joyce provided great leadership for many of the organization’s scholarship fund activities. As Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the organization’s annual “Black and Gold Scholarship Ball”, he was instrumental in generating over $250,000 in funds to support college-bound students in the Northern Virginia area. For his dedication to our youth, we have honored his legacy by adding his name to the foundation.

We owe these community leaders a debt of gratitude for their pursuit of excellence and their tireless efforts to make a positive impact on our community.

http://jghfdn.org

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03/06/2014

The George Mason University African and African American Studies Program and the Joyce-Gillespie-Harrington Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc. (JGH) of Zeta Upsilon Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are pleased to announce the 2014 spring session of the Paul Robeson Saturday Leadership Academy at George Mason University. A two-week intensive program, the spring 2014 session will be held on April 26th and May 3rd. The Saturday Academy will run from 9am - 2pm.

In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Paul Robeson Saturday Leadership Academy will offer “ROBOTIC OLYMPIAD,” an Olympic themed robotic program. Student will build a new robot and engage in exciting Olympic challenges like boxing, fencing, weightlifting, hockey, curling, ice hockey and downhill skiing. All LEGO® MINDSTORMS kits, computers, and supplies will be provided.

Level 1: Students will learn the fundamentals of engineering, construction, design and programming in a fun and creative way. They will work in pairs to build and program robots to respond to input from light, color, touch, ultrasonic and sound sensors. Students will compete in Olympic tournaments and improve their teamwork skills. This is an introductory class and is suitable for students with little to no experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS.

Level 2:. This session is intended for students with LEGO® MINDSTORMS experience. Students will work in teams of two to design, build, and program robot athletes that will compete against other challengers to bring home the gold. Students will apply real-world math and science concepts and develop problem-solving skills. All activities require innovative thinking, encourage experimentation, and improve mechanical building and robotic programming skills.

In addition to robotics, students will participate in interactive workshops that promote positive self-esteem, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Returning students must submit a letter of interest by March 17th. Students will be notified of their acceptance by March 28th.

The tuition fee for the Saturday Academy is $75. If a student's family is facing financial difficulty, that student's parent/guardian should submit a letter of need. Parents/Guardians must email a letter of need for a fee reduction to [email protected].

Wendi N. Manuel-Scott, PhD
Program Director
Paul Robeson Saturday Leadership Academy
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS N5E4
Fairfax, VA 22030

phone: 703-249-9094
fax: 703-993-2852
[email protected]
2014 ROBOTIC OLYMPIAD
GO FOR THE GOLD!

Paul Robeson Saturday Leadership Academy

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11654 Plaza America Dr, # 290
Reston, VA
20190

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