THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND AWARDS OUTSTANDING VIRGINIA LEADERS

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THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND AWARDS OUTSTANDING VIRGINIA LEADERS

Richmond, VA, (September 2009) - On Thursday, October 1, 2009, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will host its 3rd Annual Awards of Excellence at the Richmond Marriott,  500 E. Broad Street in downtown Richmond. The Awards of Excellence recognizes leaders nationwide who exemplify professional and civic excellence and individuals who share Justice Thurgood Marshall’s concern for civil rights and his passion for justice and education. This year we are proud to announce the following Awards of Excellence recipients who represent a diverse range of disciplines: Edward L. Hamm, Founder, President & CEO of E. L. Hamm & Associates; The Honorable Tim Kaine, Governor of Virginia; G. Gilmer Minor, III, Chairman, Board of Directors – Owens & Minor, Inc.; Eddie N. Moore, Jr., President – Virginia State University; and Dianne L. Reynolds-Cane, M.D., Medical Director – The Daily Planet Health Care for the Homeless Medical Clinic.

“The Awards of Excellence offer a great foundation to recognize community leaders that inspire and serve as role models for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s students,” said Dwayne Ashley, President and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund.  “I hope that businesses and communities across the country will join these very deserving honorees in their efforts to continue to unite people of all races and backgrounds to ensure that education and opportunity are available for everyone.”

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc., named for the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, was established in 1987 and represents 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located in 22 states with a population of well over 235,000 students. Over the last 21 years, Thurgood Marshall College Fund has awarded more than $100 million in leadership development, programmatic and capacity support, and scholarships enabling more than 12,000 students to attend public Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It is the only national organization of its type that provides merit-based scholarships and programmatic support to students attending the nation’s public HBCUs.  Thurgood Marshall College Fund also provides internship programs and joins corporate and foundation partners in providing leadership training and support to students preparing for undergraduate and professional schools. Thurgood Marshall College Fund is a 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization. Please visit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund at www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org.

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