Sunday, September 26, 2021
Cynthia Perry Ray Foundation Marks 20th Anniversary
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Religion Editor
Published April 14, 2021

Charlotte Scranton Williams (Courtesy photo)

It’s been two decades of work on behalf of the community, but the members of Cynthia Perry Ray Foundation (CPRF) are not tired yet. In fact, the outreach nonprofit of the Gardena Valley & Vicinity Ministers’ Wives and Widows Sisterhood Connection is preparing to mark their 20th anniversary at their 11th Annual Awards Musical/Scholarship Presentation.

The Zoom event will be held on Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m. The Zoom I.D. is 954 8319 2587. The theme is “Providing a Ray of Sunshine Through the Gift of Encouragement.”

Renee Allen-McDuffie (Courtesy photo)

Also, several people will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community, said Dr. Kathye D. Jenkins, CPRF founder and president. The recipients of the CPRF Witness 2 Fitness Health and Wellness Initiative Award are Monica Goodwin, LAUSD nurse; Sharon F. Cobb, director of Nursing at Charles Drew University; and Stella Turkson-Flawoo and Attallah Dillard, Drew professors and UCLA doctoral students.

       Susie Louise Green (Courtesy photo)

Also, Pastor Rhonda Holbert of the Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry, Pastor Raymond and First Lady Loria Dennis of the Gospel Mission Baptist Church, and Charlotte Williams of Heavenly Vision Educational Centers will be saluted. In addition, Renee Allen McDuffie of Garden of Praise Christian Fellowship, Mr. Thee and Mrs. Ruth Hamilton of Dare U To Care Ministries, and Susie Louise Green of Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church will be presented with the CPRF 2021 Civic Engagement Award.

Michelle T. Jones is the event chair, Loretta Patterson-Johnson is the scholarship chair and Ronnell Nichols is the Sisterhood Connection president and W2F chair.


To learn more, call (310) 567-4231 or email [email protected]


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