The White Rose Foundation, Incorporated, was founded in Denver, Colorado, on January 17, 2007, by members of the Denver (CO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, an organization of professional women of color that addresses disparities in the black community. The Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) entity formed for charitable and educational purposes. The Incorporators were Ida S. Daniel, Sharon Daniels, MaryAnn Franklin, Tamika M. Pumphrey and Sandra M. Roberts-Taylor.
The purpose of The White Rose Foundation is to promote, encourage, assist, and engage in any and all kinds of charitable work to improve the educational, social, and economic welfare of minorities and other disadvantaged persons. To that end, the White Rose Foundation supports and provides funding to the Denver (CO) Chapter’s programmatic Facets, including The Arts, Health and Human Services, International Trends and Services, National Trends and Services, and Services To Youth. Since 2009, The White Rose Foundation has helped fund the Denver Chapter’s signature “Stepping into the Future” Umbrella Program at Hallett Fundamental Academy that focuses on motivating high academic achievement and assisting youth in making informed decisions affecting their lives.
The White Rose Foundation also provides community support through awarding grants, partnerships, funding, service, and education to various other non-profit organizations throughout Colorado that share our mission.
About The Links, Incorporated: The Denver (CO) Chapter is an affiliate chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The Chapter is one of 275 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Founded in 1946, this national organization is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching and sustaining the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The membership consists of over 12,000 professional women of color who include influential national and international decision makers and newsmakers such as Condoleezza Rice – former Secretary of State, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Joan Higginbotham NASA-STS-166 Astronaut, Carla Harris Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor Morgan Stanley, and the Honorable Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia. Additional information is available at: http://www.linksinc.org