E.E. Smith Academic Excellence Giving Circle is a vehicle to promote excellence in E.E. Smith attendance area schools and to provide philanthropic support to improve math and science programs for these schools.
Membership is comprised of men and women of all ages and backgrounds who are committed to enriching and improving the lives of youth in E.E. Smith attendance area schools. As a group, members learn ways to make a lasting difference for E.E. Smith and support excellence in math and science. It is our vision that E.E. Smith attendance area schools will have a large, diverse, and committed community of individual and corporate givers.
How it works
Members contribute $250 annually and commit to three years of membership. All contributions are granted by the E.E. Smith Academic Excellence Giving Circle to projects and programs that promote excellence at E.E. Smith and its feeder schools. The three-year commitment encourages members to consider philanthropy a lifetime pursuit and allows E.E. Smith Academic Excellence Giving Circle to remain a stable source of funds for the benefit of E.E. Smith and its feeder schools.
Early members of the E.E. Smith Academic Excellence Giving Circle: Glenn Adams, Harold Lee Boughman, Mildred Braxton, Julian Brown, Dr. W.T. Brown, Jalyn Bryant-Standifer, Rene Corders, Dr. Jeannette Council, Cosmas D. Eaglin Jr., Dorothy Fielder, Dr. Samuel Fleishman, Daniel Griffin III, Dr. John Griffin Jr., Les Griffin, Pattie Griffin, Tammy Holland, Thaddeus Jenkins, Reverend Jamale Johnson, Donald LaHuffman, Dr. Renee LaHuffman-Jackson, Pauline Makia, Juelle McDonald, Nickkia Morgan, Dineen Morton, Marny Penix, Leola Richards, Clinton Robinson, Smith Chapel Church, Nina Stephens, Terri Thomas, Betty Watkins, Frances Wesley, Wanda Wesley and Marzella Worley.
Friends of the E. E. Smith Academic Excellence Giving Circle include: Jeffrey and Michelle Bullard, Johnsie Burgess, James R.D. and Ruby Currie, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dobbins, Sr., Cheryl Eaglin, Quay Bell Elliott, Rosia Freeman, Julia Ford, Chris Harris, John and Mary Holmes, Rev. Aaron Johnson, Lucile Souders Elementary School, Dr. Eric Mansfield, Lonnie J. McAllister, Jr., Wilhemena McKinnon, Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Dr. Ruby Murchison, Kimmi Teague Nettles, Leon Robinson Jr., Marilyn Sanford, Seabrook Community Watch, Terry Union, Dr. Eugene Wright and an anonymous donor.