Actions Speak Louder – Support Scholarships for College Bound in DC Metro Area

05 Oct

Hi all,

My friend Jameel, Morehouse c/o 2005, contacted me recently about a fundraising effort that he is involved in via his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, and I thought I would help him out by spreading the word. The 501(c)3 organization of his fraternity’s local chapter is is fundraising for its Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund by running in the Marine Corps Marathon on 31 October 2010. Click here to donate.

His original letter is at the end of this post but quickly he is asking for support on three levels:

Crawl: $1.00 per mile  = $26.00
Walk: $2.00 per mile  = $52.00
Run: $3.00   per mile =   $78.00.

I myself donated to the cause today and I encourage you to do the same. Every donation helps! In this recovering economy especially,  many students particularly students of color are passing on college due to the exponential increases in the costs over the last 15-20 years. Unfortunately, the recent mini-depression that the United States is now out of has not ended in the homes of those on “Main Street” especially on the “Main Streets” of blue color workers and people of color. Your support is just one way to assure that someone else has a chance at a college education that will change their life.

Feel free to click on the links above to learn more about the Scholarship Fund as well as the Marathon. Once done with your background research: Click Here to Donate.

All the best!


P.S. – If there is anything that you wish were different or better about society where you are today. Planting the seed of giving to causes like this are just a small action that you can do to make this world a better place than when you left it. Your donation could go to the first Latina US president or the first Black woman US president or even the first Black Female Speaker of the House (my research is on women in politics which is why I used these examples :D)

Jameel’s Letter


You may already know, I am preparing to run in this years marathon.  I never ran a marathon before and am on the one hand excited about this opportunity and on the other wondering can I make 26 miles- lol.  However, I am truly very excited about this years run.  A few of my fraternity brothers and I made a team (which is comprised of Alphas and non-Alphas) and are running and raising money for scholarship for deserving students.  As you already know I am an avid supporter of helping students gain college access and graduate.  By providing students with scholarships, their chances at attending and graduating from college is enhanced.

My fraternity provides scholarships every year to students through our 501(c)3 arm – which goes to high school students entering college.  By supporting this event with a financial contribution, you will be helping a young student actualize their dreams.

To make a donation- please click on the link below and donate.  There are three levels which I recommend that you give (however feel free to give more if you so wish).  I am running 26 miles and all I ask is that you give $1, $2, or only $3 dollars for every mile towards this run. The levels are as follows:

Crawl: $1.00 per mile  = $26.00
Walk: $2.00 per mile  = $52.00
Run: $3.00   per mile =   $78.00

Please note that the race is coming up soon (October 22nd) so we need donations fast.  All you need to do is click on the link below and make your donation with a credit/debt card:

Thanks in advance!



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