Thurgood Marshall College Fund
|Thurgood Marshall College Fund|
|Motto||WHERE EDUCATION PAYS OFF|
|Headquarters||901 F Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20004
|Leader||Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
President & CEO
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is a philanthropic organization that fundraises money for students and general scholarship funds for its 47 member-schools. It is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 to carry on Justice Thurgood Marshall's legacy of ensuring equal access to higher education by supporting exceptional scholars attending America's public historically black colleges and universities as well as six law schools which historically taught black students. This contrasts with the United Negro College Fund which was directed toward private colleges. The Fund was renamed the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in 2006. The fund has since expanded to include medical schools.
The Miller Brewing Company has been a donor to the fund for decades. During many telecasts of the NBA on CBS and later the NBA on NBC, the announcers would announce that Miller would donate $5,000 to the fund.
Johnny C. Taylor Jr. has been the president and chief executive officer since 2010. Johnny Parham became the first executive director in 1994. Dwayne Ashley served as president and chief executive officer from 1999 to 2010.
TMCF has awarded more than $100 million in scholarships and programmatic support during its history. The TMCF has a partnership with the Lilly Endowment Inc. which funded the training of over 600 Development executives at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. In 2003, TMCF, five of its member universities and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation began a partnership to reform education at six high schools in rural and urban communities in Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina and Texas.
In 2007, the TMCF funded a study of minority recruiting practices by Fortune 400 companies and by government agencies that found that 13% of the college graduates were recruited from HBCUs and 87% were recruited from non-HBCU schools.
- "TMCF member schools". Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "2007 Annual Report:Commemorating 20 Years of Dreams Delivered" (pdf). Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. p. 2. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- "Facts about the Thurgood Marshall College Fund". Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "How Corporations and Government Recruit Talent From Historically Black Colleges and Universities". Thurgood Marshall College Fund. 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- History of TMCF
- Williams, J., Ashley, D., & Rhea, S. (2007). I'll find a way or make one: A tribute to historically Black colleges and universities. New York: Amistad.
- www.thurgoodmarshallcollegefund.org -- Official web site