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Funding Scholarships, Grants and Giving Programs

The Board of Trustees of MEDF cordially invites you to our Annual Stay At Home Tea

A warm cup of tea soothes and calms. It invites peace and quiet. A cup of tea is like a warm hug. Enjoy this gift of tea and then give someone else a hug by donating to MEDF!  #MEDFsupportsDetroiters

Donors, your generous gifts in 2021 enabled MEDF to provide nearly $58,000 to our community in 2022:

  • $27,652 in scholarships that uplifted Detroit area college bound youth
  • $25,000 in grants that enriched Nonprofits serving Detroiters in need
  • $5,000 in donations to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Detroit Alumnae Chapter, for youth outreach programs


  • Gwendolyn Prater, President
  • Dr. Earlene J. Hall, Vice President Operations
  • Doreen Odom, Vice President Programs
  • Tanya Smith, Treasurer
  • Delicia Taylor Coleman, Esq., Assistant Treasurer
  • Diane Smith, Financial Secretary
  • Corlyss Conners Jenkins, Recording Secretary
  • Dr. Andrea Dunbar, Assistant Recording Secretary
  • Dr. Juanda Whiterspoon Hall, Corresponding Secretary
  • Inez Allen
  • Terrie Henderson
  • Jackie Brown Jackson
  • Jenice Mitchell Ford, Esq.
  • Cheryl Greer
  • D. Angeline Lawrence
  • Marilyn Mayberry
  • Gloria Butler Miller
  • Cydni Penn
  • Dr. Michelle Story-Stewart
  • Marlena E. Taylor, Esq.
  • Dr. Paulette Thomas
  • Michelle Vickers
  • Lisa M. Williams


  • Faire Carter
  • Charlene Jones Mitchell
  • Sarah Moore
  • Joan C. Price
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Margaret Tucker
No donation is too large or too small!

Your help is needed now more than ever!

With your help during our 30 year history, MEDF has given more than $700,000 in support in the form of scholarships, grants and donations. When you give to MEDE, your tax deductible gift stays in our Detroit community.