Grant Sponsorship & Oversight

This project is funded by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The overall grant oversight is provided by:

  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
    • Ms. Eve Hall, Vice President of Programs
    • Ms. Misha Lesley, Senior Director

    Center for Innovative HBCU School Reform Partnerships

    • Mr. Dwight Rhodes, Former Director
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Andrew Smiles, Program Officer, U.S. ProgramTel: 202-662-8142, andrew.smiles at
    • Pam Koonce, AssistantTel: 202-662-8134, pam.koonce at



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