Williams-Franklin Foundation

Williams-Franklin Foundation Providing scholarships to HBCU students and mentoring opportunities. The Williams-Franklin Foundation was born out of a true love and personal affiliation with Historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCS’s).
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Co-founders, Dwight and LaShelle (Williams) Franklin were both raised to know the importance of “being of service to others”. However, this concept was crystalized in the educational and service-driven community at Howard University (HU), their alma mater. Since HU, the Franklins have integrated what they’ve learned through volunteer work and supporting many charitable organizations. In recent years, the Franklins began to devote more of their philanthropic efforts to the financial needs of HU students. And, and in 2014, they formed the Williams-Franklin Foundation to invite others to align their dollars with their passion for HBCU students. They believe that through collective effort, shared responsibility and meaningful networking, “we can change the trajectory of a student’s life”. The Franklins, used their own seed money to launch the foundation and in a very short time, raised thousands of dollars that has touched the lives of many HBCU students.

Co-founders, Dwight and LaShelle (Williams) Franklin were both raised to know the importance of “being of service to others”. However, this concept was crystalized in the educational and service-driven community at Howard University (HU), their alma mater. Since HU, the Franklins have integrated what they’ve learned through volunteer work and supporting many charitable organizations. In recent years, the Franklins began to devote more of their philanthropic efforts to the financial needs of HU students. And, and in 2014, they formed the Williams-Franklin Foundation to invite others to align their dollars with their passion for HBCU students. They believe that through collective effort, shared responsibility and meaningful networking, “we can change the trajectory of a student’s life”. The Franklins, used their own seed money to launch the foundation and in a very short time, raised thousands of dollars that has touched the lives of many HBCU students.

Mission: The mission of the Williams-Franklin Foundation is to provide academic scholarships, business/career networking and mentoring opportunities to HBCU students with extreme financial need.

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02/12/2021

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Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-2756449 to confirm "Williams-Franklin Foundation" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization.
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Every gift matters. Thank you for your generosity that allows Williams-Franklin Foundation to continue achieving goals.D...
02/11/2021

Every gift matters. Thank you for your generosity that allows Williams-Franklin Foundation to continue achieving goals.

DONATE TODAY!
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The actress who portrays Empire matriarch Cookie Lyon attended North Carolina A&T State University, where she studied el...
02/10/2021

The actress who portrays Empire matriarch Cookie Lyon attended North Carolina A&T State University, where she studied electrical engineering. Henson transferred to Howard University in Washington, D.C., to study drama and graduated in 1995. To pay for college, she worked mornings as a secretary at the Pentagon and spent evenings as a singing and dancing waitress on a cruise ship, the Spirit of Washington.

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If you shop on #Amazon, please take a moment to link your Amazon account to support Williams-Franklin Foundation. #Amazo...
02/09/2021

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Organic & Natural Health Association Partners with Williams-Franklin Foundation for Industry-Wide HBCU Health Scholarshi...
02/08/2021

Organic & Natural Health Association Partners with Williams-Franklin Foundation for Industry-Wide HBCU Health Scholarship Education Fund.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To open more opportunities in the natural products industry for students and graduates of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), Organic & Natural Health Association announced a new partnership with the Williams-Franklin Foundation during its annual conference held virtually on Jan. 27-28.

As part of the #partnership, Organic & Natural Health will help raise a minimum of $50,000 for the Williams-Franklin Foundation during the next five years to support education expenses for HBCU students, to be held in a designated fund for the industry called, “Organic & Natural Health Scholarship Fund.”

Organic & Natural Health, a leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives within the natural products industry, has also committed to support networking opportunities for #HBCU students, graduates and natural health executives with the purpose of igniting #internships and career opportunities, while helping to create a more diverse and inclusive industry.

Read more via http://bit.ly/3cTzKEI

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02/05/2021

In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating those who attended HBCUs.

- Samuel L. Jackson
- Spike Lee
- Phylicia Rashad
- Oprah Winfrey
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Howard University Launches Bachelor of Arts to Juris Doctor Joint ProgramHoward University is proud to announce the esta...
02/03/2021

Howard University Launches Bachelor of Arts to Juris Doctor Joint Program

Howard University is proud to announce the establishment of the Bachelor of Arts to Juris Doctor (B.A.-J.D.) joint degree program, open to incoming freshman students. The program is six years, allowing students to complete their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees in a cost-effective way.
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LIVE NOW! Organic & Natural Health Association Virtual Conference - New Partnership Announcement with LaShelle ("Shelley...
01/28/2021

LIVE NOW! Organic & Natural Health Association Virtual Conference - New Partnership Announcement with LaShelle ("Shelley") Williams-Franklin, Executive Director, Williams-Franklin Foundation, presenting “Organic & Natural HBCU Scholarship Fund” #OrganicNatural21

"Thank you for allowing Dwight and I an opportunity to present at your conference. The Williams-Franklin Foundation looks forward to a prosperous partnership to INVEST, EDUCATE and IMPACT the lives of HBCU students." --LaShelle Franklin

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Thank you for your generous gift. We are pleased to have your support. You truly make the difference for us, and we are ...
01/28/2021

Thank you for your generous gift.
We are pleased to have your support.
You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

DONATE TODAY!
Send us an email at [email protected] | https://www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org/donate
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With your support, we can build a bright future for HBCU students.Make a donation today!Send us an email at info@wmsfran...
01/26/2021

With your support, we can build a bright future for HBCU students.
Make a donation today!

Send us an email at [email protected] | https://www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org/donate
Get to know us:
https://www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org/

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Amber Quinney—The Scholarship Queen™ and inaugural WFF Scholar! Continuing to strengthen her footprint Amber is hosting ...
01/25/2021

Amber Quinney—The Scholarship Queen™ and inaugural WFF Scholar! Continuing to strengthen her footprint Amber is hosting a free masterclass called Finding College Scholarships for High School Seniors.

February 4th, 2021 at 5:30 PM.

Learn more about the event and sign-up today at http://scholarshipqueen.eventbrite.com

Amber Quinney
America's Scholarship Queen™
Competitive Scholarship Coach & TEDx Speaker
www.legendaryscholarsacademy.com

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The mission of the Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF) is to provide academic scholarships, business/career networking, a...
01/21/2021

The mission of the Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF) is to provide academic scholarships, business/career networking, and mentoring opportunities to HBCU students with extreme financial need.

Learn more, visit https://www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org/

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When one of us wins...we all win!HBCU Matters!#spelman #howard #morehouse #FAMU #scholarshipstoday #wmsfranklinfoundatio...
01/20/2021

When one of us wins...we all win!

HBCU Matters!

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Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF) wishes you to become everything you want to be ...
01/20/2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF) wishes you to become everything you want to be in future.

Get to know more about him, Visit https://www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org/noah-nicholas-interview/

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“In the future, as in the present, as in the past, black people will build many new worlds.This is true. I will make it ...
01/19/2021

“In the future, as in the present, as in the past, black people will build many new worlds.
This is true. I will make it so. And you will help me.”
― N.K. Jemisin

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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – t...
01/18/2021

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Nicol Gersch Petterson Law offering a #scholarship this year called the Underrepresented and Oppressed students in Law S...
01/15/2021

Nicol Gersch Petterson Law offering a #scholarship this year called the Underrepresented and Oppressed students in Law Scholarship.

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Amount $1,000

Here is a little bit more information about the #opportunity:

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Extra Extra Read All About It! View newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3oLzive2020 was filled with many activities graduati...
01/13/2021

Extra Extra Read All About It!

View newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3oLzive

2020 was filled with many activities graduations, fundraisers, virtual concerts, and more.

The Williams-Franklin Foundation looks forward to connecting with more like-minded groups and award more student scholarships in 2021.

For more information on the foundation please visit https://
www.wmsfrankinfoundation.org.
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In a historic victory in the Georgia Senate Special Runoff, Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock a 1991 Morehouse College graduate, ...
01/12/2021
Georgia Runoffs Highlights: Warnock Beats Loeffler, Dealing Blow to G.O.P. Senate Control

In a historic victory in the Georgia Senate Special Runoff, Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock a 1991 Morehouse College graduate, has been elected the first Black United States Senator from the State of Georgia.

In 2005, Warnock became the fifth and youngest ever senior pastor of Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. He earned his Master of Divinity, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy from Union Theological Seminary. From June 2017 to January 2020, Warnock chaired the New Georgia Project, a nonpartisan organization focused on voter registration.

Congratulations Senator-elect Warnock!

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Republicans’ grasp on their Senate majority has slipped as they lost one of two key races. Here’s what we’re seeing in Georgia.

Nicol Gersch Petterson Underrepresented and Oppressed Students in Law ScholarshipDeadline:  February 28, 2021Amount $1,0...
01/09/2021

Nicol Gersch Petterson Underrepresented and Oppressed Students in Law Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Amount $1,000

Nicol Gersch Petterson is offering a scholarship this year called the Underrepresented and Oppressed students in Law Scholarship.

Here is a little bit more information about the opportunity:

URL: https://colawteam.com/2021-underrepresented-and-oppressed-law-students-scholarship/
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Humbled!! Thank You very much for your great feedback regarding our organization. #wmsfranklinfoundation #HBCU #WFF #wff...
01/05/2021

Humbled!! Thank You very much for your great feedback regarding our organization.

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01/01/2021

Happy Holidays from Shelley Williams-Franklin and #dwightfranklin

Happy New Year!
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01/01/2021

Happy Holidays from Board Member #KeishaMack
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01/01/2021

Happy Holidays from Board Member #CharlotteYvonneReid
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01/01/2021

Happy Holidays from Board Member #ThomasDawson
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01/01/2021

Happy Holidays from Board Member #EdenBrownGaines
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01/01/2021

Looking forward to see you in 2021!
Board Member #jrclark
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01/01/2021

Happy Holidays from Board Member #LaKeshiaGrantShephard
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01/01/2021

Cheers to a healthy prosperous new year!
Board Member #KenseiPhillips

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Cheers to a New Year!!! May every day of the new year inspire you to grow!#newyearseve #happynewyear #happynewyear2020 #...
12/31/2020

Cheers to a New Year!!! May every day of the new year inspire you to grow!

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Congratulations in advance on tonight!!!
Great Foundation!
#proud #keepmovingforward #needtodomore
I would partipate in the program of scholarship please help me
AWESOME!!!!
Great time on Tuesday night for our very first "Friend-Raiser" to raise awareness and money for the Williams-Franklin Foundation (WFF). The WFF is a 501(c)3 foundation that my wife and I started in 2014. The goal is to raise money to help students graduate from HBCU's. We need your support. Please consider donating and even setting up recurring monthly donations. Our future needs you... You can donate on the website: http://www.wmsfranklinfoundation.org/index.html