100 Black Women of Columbia

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter will host its annual “My Sister’s Keeper Awards and Scholarship Luncheon” on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at The Medallion Conference Center at 12:00 PM, with ABC News Anchor, Alicia Barnes, serving as the event’s  Mistress of Ceremonies.

Each year, the 100 Black Women recognize women who serve and make a significant contribution to the community through their leadership, volunteerism, dedication and service.

This year, the Columbia Chapter, chartered in March 2014, will celebrate its third-anniversary luncheon by honoring the achievements of local Greek Sorority Presidents who lead and serve.

Among the distinguished “2017 My Sister’s Keeper” honorees are: Janice Oats, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Nu Omega Chapter; Marshalynn Franklin, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omega Gamma Omega Chapter, Brenda B. Branic, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter, Dr. Felicia Scott-Strickland, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Beta Zeta Chapter, Sharon A. Parker, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Richland County Alumnae Chapter, RCA, and Wendy Brawley, who will receive the 100 Black Women’s Chapter Recognition Award for outstanding commitment and service.

In addition, the chapter will recognize and reward the accomplishments of four stellar students from Richland School Districts One and Two with generous scholarships to aid their September 2017 college matriculation.

According to Mary Miller McClellan, Chapter President, “My coalition sisters and I are ecstatic about the celebration of our third anniversary and are extremely pleased to highlight the achievements of our exceptional Greek sorority leaders and of our promising young student leaders of tomorrow.”

The mission of the 100 Black Women is to advocate and empower women and girls in leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. 

The Columbia Chapter is one of more than 60 chapters of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., a national organization founded in New York City in 1970 in an effort to continue the successful implementation of socio-economic and political strategies that began in the mid 60’s. The organization consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who represent 63 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Its membership includes a diverse group of women, who are physicians, attorneys, educators, journalists, accountants, court judges, corporate managers, vice presidents, artists, media personalities, labor leaders, public relations specialists, consultants and elected officials.

Ticket information for “My Sister’s Keeper Awards and Scholarship Luncheon” is available at: mysisterskeeperaward17@gmail.com

The MinorityEye
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