The Columbia Chapter of 100 Black Women recently celebrated its fourth annual “My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon.” Each year the chapter honors women who serve and make a significant contribution to the community as ” My Sister’s Keepers” and whose philanthropic and community service impact the lives of women and girls in health, education and economic empowerment.
At this year’s luncheon, the chapter honored five distinguished leaders whose commitment to the community was stellar and exceptionally significant.
The 2018 honorees were:
Dr. Ada D. Stewart—Health Honoree
Stephanie Johnson—Education Honoree
Dr. Anita Carman—Chapter Recognition Honoree
Evangelina Hemphill—Economic Empowerment Honoree
Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter—Political Advocacy Honoree
Four scholarships were also awarded to outstanding, well-deserving high school seniors who will enroll in college in the Fall of 2018.
The 2018 scholarship recipients were:
Mojibola Awe—Spring Valley High School
Amy Miller— Spring Valley High School
Alexis Williams —Ridgeview High School
Danielle Simpson—Spring Valley High School
According to the chapter’s president, Mary Miller McClellan, “We thank
our loyal community supporters for joining us again this year as we celebrate four years of extraordinary service, advocacy and empowerment for women and girls of color in the Midlands.”
The Columbia (SC) Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. was chartered in March 2014. It is a part of a national organization that was organized in New York City in 1970 to continue the successful implementation of socio-economic and political strategies that began in the mid-1960s. The NCBW members advocate for black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in health, education and economic empowerment. As a voice for millions of women and girls in the United States, they believe in inclusion, respect, racial and social justice, integrity, accountability and collaboration.