The Bethune/Height Recognition Program Announces Its 50th Anniversary Gala

Empowering communities for a half-century: Celebrating 50 years of the Bethune/Height Recognition Program’s impact

(EZ Newswire)

WESTBURY, NY -- Join us for the 50th Anniversary NYS Bethune/Height Recognition Program (BHRP) gala, hosted by the esteemed National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), acknowledging a half-century of commitment to empowerment and positive change.
The landmark event will be held by all the New York State Sections of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Leonard's Palazzo, located at 555 Northern Blvd in Great Neck, NY 11021.

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Under the theme "Advancing Our Mission, Strengthening Our Message, Refining Our Method," this celebration serves as a beacon of unity, reflection, and inspiration. For five decades, the BHRP has stood at the forefront of community empowerment, advocating tirelessly for African American women and girls.

We are thrilled to announce Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd as our esteemed keynote speaker. A distinguished American scientist, mechanical engineer, civic leader, former Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. national president from 2000 to 2004 and former Alabama State University president, Rev. Dr. Boyd brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this auspicious event. Her address promises to enlighten and inspire all who attend as a lifelong STEM advocate and community servant.

Leading the charge for this historic event are Johnnie M. Walker & Dawna M. Fields, National BHRP Co-Chairs, alongside Carol Moore, NYS BHRP Chair, and Gladys Keller & Evelyn Kinsey, NYS Luncheon Co-Chairs.

The Bethune-Height Recognition Program is the pinnacle of the year for the New York State National Council of Negro Women. Funds raised during this celebration will directly contribute to programs and services dedicated to advancing the well-being of African American women and girls.

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Join us as we commemorate 50 years of unwavering commitment to positive change, social justice, and community empowerment. Save the date, May 18, 2024, for an event that promises to be a highlight of the year, celebrating our journey and looking forward to a future filled with promise.

About the Bethune/Height Recognition Program

The Bethune/Height Recognition Program (BHRP) was founded in 1974 and has grown into a great national movement. Its uniqueness comes from the annual opportunity it gives individuals to live the legacy of NCNW’s founder, Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune by contributing to the work for which she dedicated her life. Proceeds from the Program help to undergird the vital work of the National Office by broadening and strengthening the financial base that is so crucial to NCNW's survival and its ability to affect much needed change. For more information, visit:

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SOURCE: NCNW New York State Bethune/Height Recognition Program

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