The Michael F. Lange Foundation

The Michael F. Lange Foundation Promoting Global Social Change, Social Justice, & Peace Mission Statement To support and promote global social change, social justice, and peace.

Purpose Statement To generate financial and other forms of support for individuals and organizations globally who are meeting the expressed purposes of the foundation as defined by The Michael F. Lange Foundation mission statement, and articulated in its vision statement, projected initiatives, and framed by its goals as established by the Board of Directors. When deemed necessary by the Board of Directors The Michael F. Lange Foundation will offer direct programs and services to selected constituent groups. Vision Statements Social Change Social change means the improvement of the quality of life for all persons by challenging systemic and cultural barriers through the process of self-examination, lifelong learning, awareness of humanity, and constructive listening. Social Justice Social Justice means valuing diversity and challenging injustices, and promotes equal economic opportunities and political and social rights for all. Peace Peace means having love, compassion, and empathy for all persons, and promotes integrity and acceptance, and safe havens for truth telling, tolerance, cooperation, and collaboration.

Mission: To support and promote global social change, social justice, and peace.

Creating Trauma Informed Communities
Creating Trauma Informed Communities

Creating Trauma Informed Communities

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Join us for this free public service webinar and help create a more trauma informed community.

Join us for this free public service webinar and help create a more trauma informed community.

Topic: Creating a meaningful life in the aftermath of trauma and beyond posttraumatic growth. Hosted by: Walden University Dr.

To be a fly on the wall: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Meets Malcolm X in Omega Chapter – The Michael F. Lange Foundation

The Michael F. Lange Foundation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with an exposé by the President Pettis Perry.

For those of us in The Michael F. Lange Foundation, as we think about and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of his accomplishments and his impact on global human rights. But, we also celebrate his life as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. We cannot separate this conn...


The Birth of The Michael F. Lange Foundation

Professionally, Michael Lange was an extraordinarily talented person. He was an educator, coach, mentor, counselor, actor, playwright, musician, lyricist, writer, artist, television host, civil rights activist, and humanitarian. He was also an eloquent gentleman who lived with integrity, compassion, and commitment for making life better for all people. He made significant contributions during his lifetime to social change, social justice, and peace, and counseled someone who needed help until just days before losing his battle with cancer on May 20, 2015. He was 66 years old.

On the day of his passing, his mother, Jerri Lange, called family and friends to gather at her home in Michael’s honor and to help her send him to heaven on a beam of love sealed with a champagne toast. Around 40 people, along with the entire cast of "Lord, Why Can't I do Right?" a play Michael was producing, all came to show their love and support for the Lange family. Everyone talked about Michael's remarkable life as well as his extraordinary accomplishments. That evening it was decided that creating a foundation in his name would honor him by carrying his legacy forward to serve his local community where he lived in Oakland, CA and the world which he considered his global community. The discussion turned into an idea, and the idea gave way to the birth of The Michael F. Lange Foundation five short months after his passing.

Under the leadership of one of Michael’s closest friends and Alpha Phi Alpha brother, Pettis Perry, mother Jerri Lange, and five other founding members came together as Incorporators to form the initial nucleus of the organization. In addition to Jerri and Pettis, the founders were Michael’s cousin Anita Smith, friend Carmen Stone, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Brothers Peter Bostic, John Cooke, and Darrell Ovid, as well as Jeffrey Slough a teacher and community activist from Bellingham, WA. Cheryl Perry-League, Doris Mangrum, Alpha Phi Alpha Brother Fred Jackson, and Cherif Sidialicherif were recruited to the Board of Directors shortly thereafter. With the help of many other friends and family members, The Michael F. Lange Foundation initiated its strategic thinking process, received its 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity designation from the California Secretary of State on October 19, 2015, and its Letter of Exemption from the IRS on December 30, 2015. Within one year, The Foundation Launched its website on May 20, 2016, the anniversary of Michael’s passing.

Carmen Stone, Founding Member


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I am so sorry I missed this. I called Michael my friend and am still in mourning because of his passing. Let me know if there is anything I can do. Love to his Mother and Brother.