Board of Directors

The Girl Friends Fund, Inc. (“The Fund”) Board is composed of 15 GFF members who volunteer their time and talent to function as administrators.  In addition, the Board provides leadership in the areas of fund raising and marketing.

The Fund was conceived with the need to limit Board expenses in order to maximize scholarship awards and other charitable giving.  To that end, The Fund Bylaws include a provision that no Board member may be compensated or otherwise reimbursed for her service.  Additionally, there is no allowance for paid staff. This allows a maximum amount of donations to directly benefit our students.

Many committees of the Board are comprised of Fund members, all of whom volunteer their time and talent in the areas of law, marketing, information technology, financial services/accounting and creative writing.

THE GIRL FRIENDS FUND, INCORPORATED BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

GF LaVerne Nichols Boyd
GF LaVerne Nichols Boyd
Cleveland Chapter
President
GF Ann E. Walters-Pope
Miami Chapter
Vice President

GF Marie Bush

GF Marie Latham Bush
Toledo Chapter
Secretary
GF Shuana Tucker-Sims 
New Haven Chapter
Assistant Financial Secretary

GF Beth Jones
Atlanta Chapter
Treasurer
GF Lori Parker
GF Lori Parker
Dallas Chapter
Assistant Treasurer
GF Annette VanDevere
GF Annette VanDevere
Atlanta Chapter
Financial Secretary 

GF Donna Coaxum
GF Donna Coaxum
New York Chapter
Parliamentarian 

DIRECTORS 2018-2019

GF Melissa Archer
GF Melissa Archer
Buffalo Chapter
 

GF Jackie Bontemps
Newport News Chapter
 

GF Marcella Boyd Cox

GF Marcella Boyd Cox
Cleveland Chapter

GF Kathlynne Espy
Columbus Chapter
 
GF Annette Johnson
Albany Chapter
 
GF Joyce Ford Quick
GF Joyce Ford Quick
Buffalo Chapter
Co-Chair Fundraising Special Project

GF Jacqueline Randolph

GF Jacqueline Randolph
New Haven Chapter
 

GF Roslyn Thibodeaux Goodall
Dallas Chapter
 
GF Barbara Lord Watkins

GF Barbara Lord Watkins
Dallas Chapter

GF Benita Shobe
GF Benita Shobe
New York Chapter
EX-OFFICIO
President
The Girl Friends Fund ®

PAST PRESIDENTS EMERITI OF THE GIRL FRIENDS FUND, INCORPORATED

GF Cecelia B. Henderson
Buffalo Chapter
2015-2017

GF Cynthia Carter Cole
Boston Chapter
2013-2015

GF Andrea L. Johnson
California Chapter
2012-2013

GF Elaine Effort
Pittsburgh Chapter
2010-2012

GF Carole T. Phillips
Brooklyn Chapter
2007-2010

GF Phoebe A. Haddon
Philadelphia Chapter
2005-2007

GF Lynda P. Carroll
New Orleans Chapter
2001-2005

GF Esther C. Marioneaux
Charlotte Chapter
2000-2001

GF Mirian Shropshire
Atlanta Chapter
1995-2000

GF Helen Wright
Cleveland Chapter
1992-1995

GF Chrystine Shack
Memphis Chapter
1989-1992

GF Konetta Sparks
New York Chapter
1989 (Interim)

“Bringing Dreams to Life One Scholarship at a Time”