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Leon County Chapter History


The Leon County Chapter was founded in 1969 by Lillian Oglesby, and 14 women who were mothers, wives, educators, administrators and community activists. We currently have five active charter members: Mae Jackson, Dr. Gladys Lang, Doretha Mungen, Clarie Perry, and Bettye Stevens.

The Leon County Chapter's signature event has been the Debutante presentation and ball. We have also hosted the Ebony Fashion Fair and donated more than $20,000 in scholarships to Florida A&M University's Foundation for the First Generation Matching Grant Program. Additionally, the chapter has conducted health awareness workshops and donated many volunteer “woman” hours and thousands of dollars to many causes such as: the Big Bend Hospice, John G. Riley House, Urban League, Relay for Life, “Light the Night Walk” for Leukemia and Lymphoma, and NAACP as Life Members.

The efforts of this chapter have been recognized in a feature story publicized in Tallahassee Magazine in 2010; and in 2017 and 2008 our Chapter was recognized for contributing the most to the Cancer Research Center at Howard University (our national project). In total, our chapter has contributed more than $50,000 to the Cancer Research Center at Howard University.




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