The Mildred Downey Educational Travel Fund 2018-2019

The Mildred Downey Educational Travel Fund 2018-2019

About This Campaign

To mark our 20th anniversary and to celebrate Mrs. Downey’s contributions to the SCFP, it is our honor to announce the creation of the Mildred Downey Scholarship for Educational Travel at the Freedom Project. This annual fund will support our high school Freedom Fellows as they travel on summer trips to pursue educational opportunities across the country. This includes traveling to Yale University, the prestigious institution where Mrs. Downey’s son, Les, attended as a student. Other programs include Phillips Exeter Academy and Phillips Andover Academy. Our goal is to send 10 students each summer to programs to pursue their educational goals.

Location / Venue

Sunflower County Freedom Project

Campaign to Support Sunflower County Freedom Project

At the Sunflower County Freedom Project, we believe that education is the seed of freedom. Without a challenging, achievement-oriented education, children in the Mississippi Delta will be as powerless in the future as were illiterate sharecroppers in the twentieth century. We provide after-school and summer school programming to students in grades 7-12. Our programs are rooted in five tenets: academic support, health and wellness training, arts enrichment, educational travel and character development. For every student that has completed our six-year fellowship, 100% of them have gone on to the university or college of their choosing or joined the armed forces.

  1. Debby Becker
    Debby Becker gave a donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Betsy Becker
    3 months ago · Like
  2. Gregory McCoy
    Gregory McCoy gave a donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Mildred Downey
    5 months ago · Like
  3. Lasonja  Johnson
    Lasonja Johnson gave a $5.57 donation
    Thank you for the seeds that were planted! It’s not much but it’s just the beginning.
    6 months ago · Like
  4. William and Jean Seager
    William and Jean Seager gave a $250 donation
    In honor of Ms. Downey and Chris Myers Asch.
    7 months ago · Like
  5. Luinis Tejada
    Luinis Tejada gave a $264.02 donation
    In celebration of Becca and Nick's marriage, we're honored to support this important work.
    8 months ago · Like
  6. Judith Wombwell
    Judith Wombwell gave a $158.53 donation
    over 1 year ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $21.40 has been made
    almost 2 years ago · Like
  8. Joseph Duffy
    Joseph Duffy gave a $12.96 donation
    almost 2 years ago · Like
  9. Katie Sammons
    Katie Sammons gave a $1,066.40 donation
    almost 2 years ago · Like