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    Carrie Lapsky Davis’s Million-Dollar Gift to Tougaloo College

    Carrie Lapsky Davis never forgot her student days at Tougaloo College. Her time at the small but celebrated Mississippi HBCU was a passport to a new world for “this little country girl” who grew up an hour or so away in one-stoplight Port Gibson, raised by her grandmother. Arriving with...

    Entrepreneur Reveals Impact of Philanthropy and Creating Lasting Change

    Justin Bayless has earned widespread recognition for his contributions to the healthcare industry—from leading a family-owned clinic network to launching a new program intended to create a pipeline for young entrepreneurs. The Phoenix-based former Wall Street financier was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2021. “The...

    Top 10 Endowed HBCUs

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities, often known by the acronym HBCUs, play a unique role, reinforcing the importance of community, culture and education to each new generation of students that roam their campus grounds. These schools—107 of them nationwide, most of them public—have had a historic year of funding, with...

    Black History Month: Recognizing Voices Making a Difference

    As we started 2024, our team wanted to recognize the importance of the coming year and focus on people and stories impacting our community and the broader culture. The WayMaker team wanted to create editorial that not only makes you think but also makes you proud. And with this...

    Beyond February: The Everlasting Impact of Black History Month

    Since childhood, the ideals and importance of Black History Month have been instilled in the minds of Black American youth. As soon as the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. on February 1, there is a concerted effort to remind everyone in this “great nation” of the United States of America...

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