Sail Into Summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jo Lockett Jo.Lockett@tthomasfortunefoundation.org   “Sail into Summer” with the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation Organization kicks off the Memorial Day weekend with fundraiser   RED BANK-  Kick-off your Memorial Day holiday weekend with...

Birthday Bash Success!

The 5th Annual T. Thomas Fortune Foundation Birthday Bash, “Welcome Home Fortune,” was a truly awe inspiring event, filled with so many individuals who understand the importance of saving history. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for making...

Radio Interview

Gilda Rogers speaks with Dr. Carol Penn on WURD FM in Philadelphia in an in-depth radio interview. Click here to...

A Midsummer’s Night for the History Books

Last night’s Fortune event was a wonderful time filled with amazing supporters who make what we do, possible. Additionally, Gilda Rogers was honored by the T. Thomas Fortune Committee for her recognition as Humanitarian of the Year! This committee is grateful...

A Fortune Event to Remember!

The Fortune fundraiser was a huge success! We could not have asked for a better turn out filled with so many of our supporters. This endeavor wouldn’t be possible without you. We are well on our way to seeing the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in the near...

Only 2 Days Left!!

The Fortune fundraiser is only two days away! Please come out and support a great cause in helping to preserve our history. We’ve made it this far but we still need your help to reach our...

Fortune’s Message of Education

Gilda Rogers and Roger Mumford, key leaders of the Fortune movement,  gave a compelling and exciting presentation about the T.Thomas Fortune Project at Morristown Beard School. Education was a critical part of Mr.Fortune’s success and that same knowledge must be...

“Appreciation Soiree,” Thank You

Thank you to all those who joined us for our celebration. We would not be where we are today without you. The event was a great success filled with many individuals that are instrumental in the T.Thomas Fortune cause. The cultural center was a dream that is now a...

Congratulations!

On behalf of the T.Thomas Fortune Project Committee, we would like to congratulate one of our very own, Dr. Walter Greason, who was recently named Dean of the Honors School at Monmouth...

Frederick Douglass & Mr. Fortune!

T.Thomas Fortune and Fredrick Douglass not only had a great relationship, but both fought tirelessly for the welfare and equality of African Americans everywhere. There was an event where Mr. Fortune had the opportunity to honor the great Fredrick Douglass for his...

An Early Part of Red Bank’s History

T.Thomas Fortune was a part of Red Bank’s early history. His story was published in the pages of “Images of America, Red Bank,” written by Randall...

The Monmouth County Historical Association’s 118th Annual Meeting

The T.Thomas Fortune Project Committee were guest presenters at the Monmouth County Historical Association’s 118th Annual Meeting. We were honored to be before a crowd of people interested in the preservation of history and T.Thomas Fortune’s impact on...

2017 Is The Year!

It’s been 10 years in the making and with the help of Councilman Ed Ziprich, George Bowden, The T. Thomas Fortune Committee and Roger Mumford; the dream is coming to fruition. The T.Thomas Fortune Cultural Center is coming in 2017, a perfect way to kick off the...

Fortune Predicts a Great Holiday Season!

Happy holiday season everyone! Stay tune for upcoming events right here on our blog and on our social media sites. Don’t forget to like us on...

Gilda Rogers Pens Memoir ‘Out of the Ashes Came Hope’

Gilda Rogers, the co-chair of the T. Thomas Fortune Project Committee, announces the release of “Out of the Ashes Came Hope” – the story of Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded New Community Corporation in 1965. Rogers, the ghostwriter of the...

A Letter from Congress!

Click here to view a letter written by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman; recognizing and honoring the efforts of the T. Thomas Fortune House Project Committee for preservation of Mr. Fortune’s home, a historical...

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