April 9, 2020         
The Women's Foundation of Colorado Launches Women and Families of CO Relief Fund for COVID-19 Rapid Response   •   City Skylines, Communities and Sports Arenas Honor Essential Workers in Nationwide #LightItBlue Campaign During Global Pandemic   •   EWTN's Spiritual Resources Site Offers Comfort and Hope in Troubled Times   •   InventHelp Presents Enhanced Child Car Seat (CBA-3675)   •   Feeling Restless? Time to Get WILD at Home With a Full Week of Incredible Destinations on Nat Geo WILD   •   Health emergency forces cancellation of American Legion national convention   •   Women's Excellence OB/Gyn in Michigan Helps Women with Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain During the COVID-19 Outbreak   •   Hannon Armstrong Donates $150,000 for COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Maryland   •   CZI Supports Services for Students in Underserved Communities Impacted by COVID-19   •   BET Rallies to Support Communities of Color Most Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic With New Television Special, Relief Fund, Digital   •   Delivery of 2020 Census Paper Questionnaires Begin   •   Local Non-Profit Door to Hope Offering Medication-Assisted Treatment to Youth and Adults During COVID-19   •   Association on Aging in New York State Partners with Ageless Innovation to Combat Social Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic Thro   •   Perfect Corp. Is Recognized for Outstanding AI Beauty Tech Retail Innovation in the 33rd Annual Edison Awards   •   Survey Finds Taxpayers Not Verifying Tax Preparer Signature   •   Ulta Beauty Provides COVID-19-Related Business Update   •   Exponent Media Group Brings Harry Lennix, Star of NBC’s The Blacklist, Pastor Chad Lawson Cooper and Thousands More Online   •   Nursing Homes Disclose Underreporting COVID-19 Cases for Lack of Data-Sharing Technology, Black Book Provider Survey   •   UPDATE Delivery of 2020 Census Paper Questionnaires Begin   •   Liberty Global Announces Creation of $4 Million COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund
Bookmark and Share

"Pioneering Female Barber" Leaves UNCF $100K

 

FAIRFAX, VA - The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) -the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, has received a $100,000 gift from the estate of the late Theaster Winston.

 

Ms. Winston  was born in Steele, Missouri, the eldest of seven children born to T.J. and Anna Winston. She spent most of her life in Chicago, IL attending Englewood High School and graduating in 1956.  A trend-setter at heart, she was a pioneering female barber. She later worked for the Chicago Transit Authority for more than  20 years as a bus driver, where she retired.  Ms. Winston was a foster and an adopted mom to many. She spent her entire life helping those in need.

 

She loved her family and friends, and especially her niece and nephew Brianna and Will Jr. whom she cared for. Ms. Winston enjoyed cooking, traveling and opening her home for parties, picnics, barbecues and other family gatherings. A two-time survivor of cancer, she was a devoted member of Faith Covenant Fellowship Church.

 

"We are grateful for this generous gift from Ms. Winston," said UNCF President and CEO Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D.  " She understood the importance of every child getting a good education. Her investment in future generations of young people will inspire them to become leaders in their communities.  This gift will help the next generation of doctors, lawyers, scientists and teachers get the education they need and our nation needs them to have. "  

 

About UNCF
UNCF-the United Negro College Fund-is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.  To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 39 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education.   UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."


STORY TAGS: BLACK, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, NAACP, URBAN LEAGUE, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, WOMEN, MINORITY, DISCRIMINATION, DIVERSITY, FEMALE, UNDERREPRESENTED, EQUALITY, GENDER BIAS, EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News