Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center Donations

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center is 501(c) (3) and all contributions are tax deductible.




Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center General Fund

 General funds are unspecified funds that will be used to pay the expenses of an operational nature such as archives and collections , supplies, utilities, telephone and internet, staffing, insurance and equipment.

 Judge Essom V. Ricks, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Judge Essom V. Ricks, Jr Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship established in honor of the late Judge Ricks, who was the first Wiley H. Bates High School graduate and African-American judge to serve on the bench in Anne Arundel County Maryland. Donations to this fund will be used to provide at least two $1000.00 scholarships to worthy Anne Arundel County students to attend college.

Lillian G. Chambers-Burgess Endowment Fund

The Lillian G. Chambers-Burgess Endowment Fund was established from a donation to the WHBLC from Ms. Chambers-Burgess’s estate. The fund was established to honor Ms. Chambers-Burgess, an Annapolis and Anne Arundel County resident and to insure that support to the Bates Legacy Center and it’s scholarship in perpetuity through additional donations and bequests.

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