2005 Winter Institute Washington, DC Fundraiser

June 20 , 2005
An event in the nation’s capital raised more than $50,000. Combined with other support over the last six months, the Institute was able to meet the second year match of the challenge grant from the Robert M. Hearin Foundation.

We are indebted to the more than 50 co-hosts of the event, who honored Gov. William Winter with their financial support. They included congressional and civil rights leaders, as well as friends and family of the governor.

This Washington, D.C., event at the Army and Navy Club attracted more than 160 guests. The gala was the first resource development activity held for the Winter Institute outside the state of Mississippi.

“The institute has been supported by an effective external resouce advisory board, which has organized several events around the state,” said Susan Glisson, director. “The D.C. event signals the institute’s growing national reputation and support.”


Host Committee


Senator Thad Cochran Senator Trent Lott
Congressman Chip Pickering Congressman Gene Taylor
Congressman Bennie Thompson Congressman Roger Wicker
Cissy & Fred Anklan Ernie Green Lois Richerson
Donald Borut Lanny Griffith Rodney Slater
Jim Copeland Chris Henick Alicia Smith
George Dalley John Jameson Debbie Smith
Chris Davis Dan & Lou Jordan Curtis Symons
Bill Dunlap Vernon Jordan Dan Tate
Marian Wright Edelman Nick & Mary Lynne Kotz Eloise Thomas
Ruff Fant Guy Land John Waits
John Hope Franklin Frank & Nancy Moore Mike Wenger
Jim & Ann Free Shaquinta & Markeeva Morgan Eddie Williams
Eddie Fritts Walker Nolan Judith A. Winston
Lele & Guy Gillespie Charles Overby Anne Winter & Tobey Pierce
Wilson Golden Valerie Pinson Eleanor Winter & Dan Backo


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