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About the Carter G. Woodson Foundation

The Carter G. Woodson Scholarship and Community Service Foundation, Inc. was incorporated by the Wisconsin Secretary of State on May 13, 1994.  Its incorporators were Charles Brown; Anthony Wade, who served as the first president; and Solomon Ashby.  Four months later, the foundation received its 501(c)(3) status as a public charity from the Internal Revenue Service.  The mission of the foundation is twofold: to provide community service to the underserved youth and families and to extend scholarships to graduating high school seniors who enroll full time in accredited post-secondary educational institutions including vocational/technical colleges. The ultimate goal of the foundation is to help improve the quality of life for the less fortunate in the Madison community.


“Education + Community Uplift = An Improved Quality of Life” became the motto of the foundation in the first year.  The Woodsonian, the official newsletter of the foundation, was first published in the fall of 1996.  It is published annually.


The Woodson Foundation operates four programs that directly benefit primarily Madison-area underserved youth and families: Cultural Enrichment/Mentoring, Reading Is Fundamental Book Distribution, Scholarship, and Social Action.


For more information on the Endowment Program, please write to:


Langston Evans, President,

Carter G. Woodson Scholarship & Community Service Foundation, Inc.      

P. O. Box 1401, Madison, WI  53713

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