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Message from the President

Dear Supporters,

The officers and board members of The Opportunity Foundation, in coordination with the social action committee of Delta Nu Boulé, are both excited and invigorated about the various student outreach activities and fundraising scheduled for this year. In addition to our financial commitment to support the partnership between the Stamford YMCA and the Delta Nu Boulé, we are actively working to make this year’s Darwin Davis Golf Tournament a huge success. With your help, I’m confident that we’ll me our expectations.

In 2010, Delta Nu Boule, in conjunction with our Foundation, held the inaugural Darwin N. Davis Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of this business pioneer and member of our organization. The proceeds of the golf tournament were then used to fund scholarships in the name of Mr. Davis.

The mission of the Darwin N. Davis, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is to assist deserving, disadvantaged students in reaching their highest potential in education. The Opportunity Foundation will award scholarships to high school students who personify Darwin’s legacy. The Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to date. We have followed the successful career development of our scholarship recipients. This year we are targeting total awards of up to four $2,500 one-year scholarships which can be renewed annually pending academic performance and community service. This year’s scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular/community involvement, leadership/team skills, financial need, honors, written communication skills, letters of recommendation, and essays.

Darwin N. Davis, Sr., was part of an elite group of corporate executives who were among the first black men to enter into the executive suites of corporate America. Fortune Magazine lauded him in August 2005 as a pioneer who was part of “the bravest generation” and one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Darwin was cited in a 1988 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine as one of “America’s twenty-five most important and powerful black executives.”

Golf was one of Darwin’s passions and is why we choose to honor his memory in this fashion. In fact, Darwin testified before the US Congress on the value of blacks in country clubs as a way to level the corporate playing field and ensure equal access. This year’s 2019 tournament will again be held at Darwin’s home club, St. Andrews Golf Club in Hastings on the Hudson, NY, on Monday, June 3rd. St. Andrews is America’s oldest private golf club and is a noted course for golf enthusiasts. We will start with a light brunch, followed by a shotgun start, and completing with a cocktail reception and dinner where we will give out awards for the day’s best performances.

We invite you to join us as a sponsor for this event. This is an opportunity to promote your company to a group of affluent and highly loyal customers as well as to the many business professionals participating in the tournament. All of our members have college degrees and nearly all have advanced degrees. In short, you will get exposure amongst a who’s who of African American men…and we will remember your support.

You can show The Opportunity Foundation’s friends and colleagues your company’s commitment to quality education. We are seeking one or two presenting sponsors at the $25,000 level and will design a sponsorship package to your needs. In addition, our standard sponsorship levels are as follows:

• DOUBLE D ($25,000)
We are seeking presenting sponsors at the $25,000 level and will design a sponsorship package to your needs.

• CHAMPION ($10,000)
Includes 2 Foursomes, Luncheon, 1st, 9th and 18th Hole Signage, and Events Sponsorship at awards luncheon

• ACE ($5,000)
Includes 2 Foursomes, Luncheon, 1st and 10th Hole Signage

• EAGLE ($2,500)
Includes 1 Foursome, Luncheon, 2nd and 11th Hole Signage

Thank you in advance for your support for this cause that is so important to the future of our children.

Sincerely,

Gregg DeMar

Gregg DeMar
President





Officers

Gregg DeMar
President

Dr. Carlton Barnswell
Vice President

Ronald K. Woods
Treasurer

Raiford Cockfield
Secretary