National Alliance of Black School Educators
310 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Appeal from Dr. Lois Harrison-Jones Fears, NABSE President (1999-2001)
THIS IS AN URGENT MESSAGE! We all profess to love NABSE. Well, now is the time to translate that love into action. The economy, recent financial obligations, leadership changes, building maintenance and reduced revenue combine to require significant support from those of us who have held leadership positions in the organization, attended invigorating and informative conferences and workshops, made presentations and networking connections that boosted our careers, and consider NABSE to be a one-of-a-kind educational organization. I beseech you to join us by giving generously to the Capital Campaign and encouraging your friends and colleagues to do likewise. Let us not forget that NABSE was in the forefront in advocating for Black leadership in school districts where diversity was non-existent; advocating for the reauthorization of Title I and other programs that keep the needs of the poor and underserved foremost on their agendas; leading delegations to Capitol Hill to remind elected representatives at the federal level they we were ever vigilant in supporting or challenging them, depending upon their positions on educational issues; and never forget the camaraderie and fun experiences that we enjoyed when celebrities like Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson and others entertained and celebrated us for our commitment to children and educational excellence.
NABSE is unlike any other educational organization. We are inclusive; we embrace everyone who has any connection with the education of children. School board members; superintendents; principals; teachers; central office personnel; higher education faculty, administration and staff; retirees; parents; students and others function as equal partners in the governance, administration and implementation of NABSE programs and services. Therefore, my appeal to you is to donate to the extent of your ability to maintain a prominent location in the Nation's Capital for our headquarters where we may continue the important work of the National Alliance of Black School Educators.
Thank you in advance,
Lois Harrison-Jones Fears
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