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Valerie Rowe-Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Organized by: Edward and Eugene Jackson

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THE STORY:

A college scholarship fund will be established in the memory of Valerie Rowe-Jackson for students planning to major in library sciences and/or related fields.

Instilled in her by her mother at an early age, Valerie’s passion for reading and sharing good books with others—especially children—blossomed into a 35-year career as a librarian.

During her 13 years at Richland Library, she quickly became a friend, advisor, confidant, cheerleader and colleague. She was a true champion of the community she loved and served. 

 

Her career also included 20 years with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System in Georgia. 

 

Valerie had been an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) since 1984.  A member of the Public Library Association (PLA), she served on the Public Library Systems Committee and as chair of the PLA Gordon M. Conable Award Jury. She was also a member of the Black Caucus of ALA and a member of LAMA and ALSC.  A member of South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) and the National Advisory Council for the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at USC, she also served as a member of the Diversity Team, a committee that mentors and recruits minority students for the SLIS. 

 

Ms. Rowe-Jackson received a Living Legacy Award in 2006; an Outstanding Leadership Award from Benedict College in 2008 and the John N. Olsgaard Distinguished Service Award from the USC School of Library and Information Sciences.

 

Outside of the library, she was a longtime member of Turner Memorial AME Church. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Growing Home Southeast, where she worked to enable at-risk children, youth and families to realize their potential and contribute to their community. 

 

A graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School, she earned a B.A from the University of South Carolina in History Education and a Master’s Degree from USC’s School of Library and Information Sciences.

 

$2,665

 

53% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Rod Franco

     

  • Roberta Phillips

    $100

  • Dr. Sam Hastings

    $100

  • Andy Clifton

     

  • Michelle DuPre

     

  • Esther Maldonado

    $50

  • Tina Gills

    $100

  • Anthony Young

     

  • Gloria Nelson

     

  • John Scipio

    $50

  • Loren Albert

     

  • Gerda Belknap Kahn

    $100

  • Kelsey Woodard

    $50

  • T-Marqui Jones

    $50

  • Enoch Martin Rowe

    $50

  • Darnell & LaDonna Suggs

    $250

  • Ellen Betts

     

  • Drucie Gullion

    $150

  • Randy Heath

    $25

  • Thomas Lide

     

  • Jerome and Aretha Kendrick and family

     

  • Meredith Oliver

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Williams

    $100

  • Anne Haimes

    $100

  • J CASPER CARTER

    $50

  • Kristen Setzler Simensen

    $25

  • Margaret Roach

     

  • Erin Parker

     

  • Crystal L. Johnson

     

  • Desire'e Thomas

     

  • Ellan Jenkinson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amanda Stone

     

  • Ann Weaver

     

  • Richland Library Staff Association

     

  • Quincy Pugh

     

  • Anne Bagwell

     

  • Tamara Stratford

    $25

  • Yolanda Earle

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Margaret Sullivan, Lyna Vuong, Jessica Telgheder, Brooke Rho, Lindsay McCom

     

  • Richland Library Staff

     

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Organized by

Edward and Eugene Jackson

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Richland Library Staff

Richland Library Staff

2 years ago

Margaret Sullivan, Lyna Vuong, Jessica Telgheder, Brooke Rho, Lindsay McCom

Margaret Sullivan, Lyna Vuong, Jessica Telgheder, Brooke Rho, Lindsay McCom

In memory of Valerie Rowe-Jackson 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In Memory of Valerie Rowe Jackson 2 years ago

Yolanda Earle

Yolanda Earle

2 years ago

Tamara Stratford

Tamara Stratford

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anne Bagwell

Anne Bagwell

2 years ago

Quincy Pugh

Quincy Pugh

2 years ago

Richland Library Staff Association

Richland Library Staff Association

2 years ago

Ann Weaver

Ann Weaver

2 years ago

Amanda Stone

Amanda Stone

2 years ago

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