Legacy Tree: Our Donors

ESTHER C. MARIONEAUX ENDOWMENT FUND

GF Esther C. Marioneaux was a visionary who stood at the helm of the GFF as President between 2000 and 2002.

She had the foresight to establish an endowment fund in 2002 with hopes that it would come to provide a constant revenue stream for GFF Scholarships. She asked each GF to make a one time donation of $250.

GF Lynda Carroll followed in GF Esther’s footsteps with lofty ideas of her own. Under her leadership, the fund was named in honor of GF Esther and a medallion was designed for presentation to each GF who made the requisite contribution. These became “members” of the GF Esther C. Marioneaux Endowment Fund (ECMF) and their names were inscribed on plaques displayed at the GFF Annual Meeting. In response to her desire to honor donations to the ECMF beyond that initially requested, during her tenure as President, GF Carole Temple Phillips established the ECMF Certificate.

Since 2002, membership in the ECMF has grown to over 380 individuals and 28 chapters of The Girl Friends®, Inc.

The ECMF Presentation of Awards remains a sacred celebration of GF Esther and is conducted during the GFF Annual Meeting. Plaques continue to be displayed.

2018 Contributions

  • Trudy Duncombe Archer (Detroit))*
  • Marcella Boyd Cox (Cleveland)*
  • Brenda Brown (Detroit)*
  • Gwen Chattman (Atlanta)
  • Miriam Clark (Detroit)*
  • Christy Clayton (Durham)*
  • Tanya Curry (Atlanta)*
  • Rosemary Duffy Cooper (Columbus)
  • Kathy Espy (Columbus)
  • Elizabeth Espy (Atlanta)
  • Marina Grant (Cleveland)*
  • Valerie Harrison (Philadelphia)*
  • Joya Harrison (Detroit)*
  • Elizabeth Hilton (Cleveland)*
  • Wanda Coleman Hudson (Las Vegas)
  • Lynette Jackson (Cleveland)*
  • Annette Johnson (Albany)*
  • Victoria Lacey (Cleveland)*
  • Robyn Markoe (Detroit)*
  • Taryn Markoe (Detroit)*
  • Deborah Pye (Cleveland)*
  • Jacqueline Randolph (New Haven)*
  • Fawn Robinson (Pittsburgh)*
  • Susan Stephens (Cleveland)*
  • Shuana Tucker-Sims (New Haven)
  • Annette VanDevere (Atlanta)
  • Barbara Lord Watkins (Dallas)
  • Sonali B. Wilson (Cleveland)*
  • Loudoun County Chapter of The Girl Friends®
  • Toledo Chapter of The Girl Friends®

*Denotes new members

Chapters

  • Albany
  • Atlanta
  • Birmingham
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbia
  • Dallas
  • Detroit

  • Durham
  • Loudoun County
  • Louisville
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • New Jersey
  • New Haven
  • New York
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk

  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Richmond
  • Roanoke
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Toledo
  • Washington

Members

  • Angela Adderley
  • Debra Marioneaux Allen
  • Barbara W. Alston
  • Jennifer D. Alston-Sako
  • Janet C. Archer
  • Melissa Archer
  • Bert Asbury
  • Paquita Harris Attaway
  • Gail Bailey
  • Cynthia Ackron Baldwin
  • Faustina Balthazar-Rucker
  • Lynne Rosewald Bannister
  • Cecelia Powell Barnes
  • Angela Bass
  • Lillian McLean Beard
  • Patricia Beckett
  • Mary D. Bell
  • Roslyn Bell
  • Robin Belle
  • Betty Ann Belle
  • Toni DesVerney Bennett
  • Michelle Bernard
  • Nesta Bernard
  • Angela McAlister Berry
  • Daryl Jerome Berry
  • Angela Blayton
  • Anita Bond
  • Jacqueline Bontemps
  • Georgia Booker
  • Kelly Booker
  • Pamela J. Boone
  • Dorothy Bostic
  • LaVerne Nichols Boyd
  • Keree Brannen
  • Elba “Tina” Brewer
  • Betty Brinson
  • Christina Brown Bristol
  • Shonda L. Brock
  • Cheryl Whiteman Brooks
  • Alma Brown
  • Alma Arrington Brown
  • Antoinette Brown
  • Barbara Brown
  • Beulah Brown
  • Carol N. Brown
  • Gloria Brown
  • J. Melva Brown
  • Joy San Walker Brown
  • Juanita Washington Brown
  • Melva Brown
  • Virginia Lewis Brown
  • Betty Bell Browne
  • Carol Bryant
  • Vicki C. Bryant
  • Janice Burks
  • Marie Bush
  • Teresa A. Burr
  • Evelyn Burton
  • Jean Clarkson Butler
  • Mildred Carrethers
  • Lynda Perry Carroll
  • Carolyn M. Carter
  • Irene Carter
  • Jonita Carter
  • Gwendolyn L. Chattman
  • Mary Johnson Childs
  • Doris Ford Chisolm
  • Kim Clark
  • Donna Coaxum
  • Anita Cox Cobb
  • Cynthia S. Carter Cole
  • Barbara Bell Coleman
  • Barbara Bryce Coleman
  • Yolanda Coleman
  • Eleanor O’Banyoun Collins
  • Michelle L. Collins
  • B. Stephanie Commander
  • Forrestine “Tina” Coombs
  • Cheryl Cooper
  • Melva B. Copes
  • Betty Corbitt
  • Stacee Crittenden
  • Brenda Culp
  • Daryl Dance
  • Suzette Scarver Dave
  • Joan Spence Davis
  • Sandra Days
  • Mwendwa Denee
  • Maria DeLongoria
  • Pamela DeLongoria
  • Margaret Falkener DeLorme
  • Charlyne Dickerson
  • Shauna Ryder Diggs
  • Katherine Dockens
  • Daisy Douglas
  • Laura M. Douglas
  • Dorothy Dowdye
  • Muriel J. Drew
  • Sandra Driver
  • Rosemary Duffy-Copper
  • Nina Kenney Dunn
  • Elaine Effort
  • Joan Eldridge
  • Caroline Taylor Ellerson
  • Deanne Hope Emerson
  • Cecelia Epperson
  • Kathy Duffy Espy
  • Elizabeth N. Espy
  • Laura Espy-Bell
  • Amy Espy-Smith
  • Lynne Espy-Williams
  • Hazelle Ferguson
  • Scyla Murray Fernandez
  • Cheryl Finley
  • Hillarie Flood
  • Joan Sessoms Ford
  • Margaret E. Foster Franklin
  • Veronica Marshall Frazier
  • Shirley D. Freeman
  • Margaret Gaines-Clark
  • Jodi Gallman
  • Kitty Gardiner
  • Connie Gee
  • Mary Beaudoin Gibbons
  • Nanette Binford Gibson
  • Sonya Goldsboro
  • Tiffini Greene
  • Phoebe A. Haddon
  • Maeble Hairston
  • Della Hale
  • Joan Hall

  • Bernadette Hamilton
  • Lyn Hamlin
  • Janie Greenwood Harris
  • Robin Leach Harris
  • Sharon Harris
  • Lucille Brinson Harper
  • Jacquelyn T. Hartley
  • Toni D. V. Hawkins-Bennett
  • Margaret Haynes
  • Stacy Haynes-Nelson
  • Cecelia B. Henderson
  • Charlotte Henderson
  • Julia H. Henderson
  • Gwen Hicks
  • Jessica Hicks
  • Imogen Hines
  • Harriet D. Hobson
  • Yolanda Holmes
  • Olga Holt
  • Joan Willis Holton
  • Ruby Homayssi
  • Helen Hopson
  • Deanna Ford Horton
  • Sheilah Shaw Horton
  • Royalynne Hourihan
  • Dolores B. Hudson
  • Alice K. Houston
  • Agatha Howard
  • Shirley J. Hughes
  • Casma Huie
  • Myrtle J. Humphrey
  • Annie Hunter
  • Carol Iglesias
  • Joan James
  • Daisy Jeffries
  • Alexine Johnson
  • Audrey E. Jackson
  • Debbie C. Jackson
  • Emily Jackson
  • Valerie J. Branch Jackson
  • Joan James
  • Daisy Jeffries
  • Gygi Jennings
  • Andrea L. Johnson
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson
  • Erica Nicole Johnson
  • Ernestine Norwood Johnson
  • Evelyn Johnson
  • Joan Arrington Johnson
  • Mae Coleman Johnson
  • Tamara Harris Johnson
  • Carla D. Jones
  • Laren Jones
  • Leslie Davis Jones
  • Michele W. Jones
  • Rosalyn Jones
  • Shirley Jones
  • Carolyne Lamar Jordan
  • Margaret H. Jordan
  • Anona Joseph
  • LeVerene Kelley
  • Cynthia Kelly
  • Elsie B. Kennedy
  • LaVerne Dukes King
  • Kathleen C. A. Knight
  • Betty Kolb
  • Debra Lamb
  • Barbara M. Lanier
  • Carolyn Contee-Lassiter
  • Dede Lea
  • Jean Leach
  • Melanie B. Leak
  • Kimberly Leslie-Patton
  • Donna Lewis
  • Lynn Lewis
  • Tina Lewis
  • Charisse Lillie
  • Eveline Lloyd
  • Rhea Lloyd
  • Edna Center Lofton
  • Vada Love
  • Jenny Lovell
  • Lori Helen Luis
  • Andre Mahone
  • Andrea T. Mahone
  • Teri Mallett
  • Stephanie J. Marioneaux
  • Esther Commander Marioneaux
  • Eva Martin
  • Anita Marioneaux Martinez
  • Barbara Mason
  • Lorraine Matthews
  • Betty D. McClain
  • Belma McClaskey
  • Sylvia McKinney
  • Juanita D. Melford
  • Yvonne Minor-Ragan
  • Terrelle Mitchell
  • Margaret Moore
  • Margaret Turman Moreland
  • LaShana B. Morris
  • Thelma Morris
  • Jessica L. Morse
  • Carolyn Lewis Mosby
  • Sandra L. Murdock
  • Maria Murphy
  • Maria D. Murphy
  • Pamela Elizabeth Murphy
  • Jo Foster Murray
  • Ellen Bentley Nash
  • Antoinette Johnson Neals
  • Carol Neyland
  • Lisa A. Nichols
  • Gladys E. Nichols
  • Lynell C. Nunn
  • Emmekunla Nylander
  • Phyllis Osbourne
  • Julie Othman
  • Faye D. Owens
  • Maxine Owens
  • Cheryl Parker
  • Gwendolyn Pearson
  • Sandra Pemberton
  • Deborah L. Perry
  • Ruth L. Pettis
  • Alona Phillips
  • Carole Temple Phillips
  • Elyse Phillips
  • Martha D. Phillips
  • Neil Foster Phillips
  • Aurelius H. Pitts

  • Marie Pogue
  • Heather Poladian
  • Mildred Pollard
  • Josephine Poindexter
  • Camille Porter
  • Marie E. Porter
  • Ersa Hines Poston
  • Joyce Price
  • Marion Proffitt
  • Dorothy Pryor
  • Shirley Williams Purvis
  • Eleanor Quash
  • Joyce Ford Quick
  • Jacqueline Randolph
  • Sharon Rencher
  • Barbara Rice
  • Carolyn Rice
  • Michelle Richardson
  • Joan Belle Ricks
  • Pamela Elizabeth Riddick
  • Vera Riddick
  • Ida Risbrook
  • Emma Roberts
  • Agnes G. Robinson
  • Alexis B. Robinson
  • Irene O’Banyoun Robinson
  • Sylvia K. Robinson
  • Lynne Williamson Rogers
  • Marcia Boddy Rogue
  • Georgia Tallier Russan
  • Dorothea Moore Saunders
  • Leslie Joy Sawyer
  • Darlene Jeffries Schaller
  • Brenda Scott
  • Marie Ray Scott
  • Karen Selsey
  • Nancy Sergile
  • Ann Sewell
  • Joyce Sewell
  • E. Christine Ramsey Shack
  • Florence Sharpless
  • Juanita Shavers
  • Benita F. Shobe
  • Jacqueline Shropshire
  • Mirian Shropshire
  • Terilyn Shropshire
  • Karen F. Shirley
  • Anne Simmons
  • Gwen Simmons
  • Leslie Simmons
  • Sylvia A. Simmons
  • Barbara Simpkins
  • Rosalind Sims
  • Rose Singley
  • Marzetta F. Sinkler
  • Grace Hopson Smith
  • Racheal Norcom Smith
  • Grace Hopson Smith
  • Marilyn M. Smith
  • Monica Smith
  • Shirley Powe Smith
  • Brenda Snead
  • Konnetta Sparks
  • Virginia Scott Speller
  • Sharon A. Spencer
  • Cheryl Spicer-Bryant
  • Cecile Kennedy Springer
  • Donna Sprott
  • Cheryl Stanley
  • Nedra Starling
  • Clotilde Stenson
  • Lisa Stenson-Desamours
  • Cheryl L. Steward
  • Marilyn Strong
  • Carolyn Young Suarez
  • Myrna Symes
  • Ruthie Ida Tate
  • Paula Whitfield Taylor
  • Phyllis Taylor
  • Betty Wimberly Thomas
  • D. Conrada Gill Thomas
  • Inez Thomas
  • Lorna Thomas
  • Lydia Thomas
  • Claudia Thompson
  • Jackie Threadgill
  • Deanna Shobe Tinsley
  • Shirley Tolentino
  • Cecile TolliverDetroit
  • Tamara Torbert
  • Winifred Veronica Torbet
  • Vivian Tuck
  • Shuana K. Tucker-Sims
  • Chaton T. Turner
  • Marita Turner
  • Oddis Calvin Turner
  • Barbara Robinson Utterback
  • Janice Valentine
  • Emma S. Walker
  • Karen Hodges Walker
  • Shirley Walker
  • Valaida Walker
  • Ann E. Walters-Pope
  • C. Linda Waples
  • Harriet Watson
  • Barbara Weaver Ward
  • Ava F. Washington
  • Daryl Jordan Washington
  • Barbara Lord Watkins
  • Bessie H. S. Weaver
  • Jacquelyn Hartley White
  • Nola Lancaster Whiteman
  • Alease Williams
  • Doris Williams
  • Esther Williams
  • Frances Williams
  • Julia Williams
  • Marguerite L. Williams
  • Donna Wilson
  • Shelia Wilson
  • Margaret Bush Wilson

We appreciate each and every one of you!