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This Giving Tuesday, join us in giving back with tax-deductible donations to our community and our future by partnering with the R.H. Boyd Family Endowment fund to support nonprofit organizations, churches, and eligible students to attain their goals for programming, higher education, and better communities.

Through our R.H BOYD ENDOWMENT FUND we provide SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS to increase the number of minority undergraduate and graduate degree holders in certain fields of study, including business, theology, and English literature.
This year we took on a project with Fisk University to restore the HISTORICAL BOYD HOUSE. The home is being renovated to create academic spaces, such as classrooms and a lecture hall, and to build opportunities to further the educational pursuits of students in business and entrepreneurship.

The Mission of The R.H. Boyd Endowment Fund

The purpose of our scholarships and grants:
  • To PROMOTE participation and increase the knowledge of the cultural heritage of African Americans.
  • To ENCOURAGE innovation in advanced learning and professional development.
  • To INCREASE the number of minority graduate degree holders in select fields of study.
Our goal is to:
  • To PREPARE individuals to strive toward their professional goals and aspirations.
  • To EMPOWER individuals to go forth and serve.
  • To IMPROVE communities by providing financial resources to fund projects and programs.
Oversee special projects, such as the renovation of the Boyd House:

We invite you to join in a historic opportunity to partner with us in the renovation of the Boyd House on the campus of Fisk University. The home was originally owned by Dr. Henry Allen Boyd, second-generation leader of the National Baptist Publishing Board (NBPB), now the R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, and his wife Georgia Bradford Boyd, a suffragist and a prominent community voice for the advancement of women’s and children’s issues.

We recently launched a $1.1 million nationwide campaign to restore this early-twentieth- century Edwardian-style home, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The home is being renovated to create academic spaces, such as classrooms and a lecture hall, and to build opportunities to further the educational pursuits of students in business and entrepreneurship.

Our Impact

 The R.H. Boyd Family Endowment Fund is proud to take part in supporting the educational pursuits of young adults and aiding churches and organizations throughout the community.
The following are a few letters of appreciation sent to us in gratitude for our support.

Save The Boyd House

This early twentieth-century Edwardian style home has stood as a symbol of one of the most powerful narratives in this city’s history: the ongoing struggle of African Americans to make the transition from enslaved persons to full-fledged citizens in Nashville. The lives and careers of the house’s two occupants, Dr. Henry Allen and Georgia Bradford Boyd, impacted countless African Americans in this city and nation, as well as groups around the world.

The house, built in the 1930s, was designed by McKissack & McKissack, the first Black-owned architectural firm in the country. It was acquired by Fisk University on October 11, 1938. Located on Meharry Boulevard, the home sits on the university's property in North Nashville and is under Fisk’s management. It is currently listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Over the years, the Boyd House has suffered significant damage. The home is in dire need of repair and is facing the threat of demolition. R.H. Boyd Publishing Corp. and Fisk University have launched a nationwide campaign to raise $1.1 million to restore the Boyd House for its historic value, while simultaneously creating academic spaces, such as classrooms and a lecture hall, and opportunities to further the educational pursuits of students in the areas of business and entrepreneurship. We must act now before the Boyd House is demolished!

The Boyd House is owned by Fisk University. The Boyd Family and the R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation will not benefit from the proceeds of this campaign. Additional funds raised (exceeding the cost of renovations) will be allocated to facility maintenance and Boyd Endowment Fund initiatives (i.e. HBCU scholarships and community programming).

Let’s save this vital piece of Black history together. 

The Statistical Data Behind Our Mission

The staggering statistics regarding student loan debt and the effect it has on the African-American community propels the need.

Sources:
(a) “Student Load Debt Statistics in 2020: A Record $1.6 Trillion”, 2020, Forbes.com
(b) “Student Loan Debt by Race”, 2020, Educationdata.org
(c) “The Student-Debt Crisis Hits Hardest at Historically Black Colleges”, 2019,The Wall Street Journal–wsj.com
(Bar Graph) “Student Loan Debt by Race”, 2020, Educationdata.org

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING

Your gift to The R.H. Boyd Family Endowment Fund cultivates change in the lives of countless students, families, and organizations in the fulfillment of their goals. As reflected over the last 125 years of giving, in order to continue this legacy, it is imperative to give back in preparation of future generations. An example to follow is stated in Hebrews 13:16, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Please unite with us in our pursuit to continue this legacy.

WAYS OF GIVING

  • Go to www.rhboyd.com/endowment and click Donate to the Endowment Fund
  • Find us on Givelify. Search for R.H. Boyd Publishing in Nashville, TN
  • Mail a check directly to:
    The R.H. Boyd Family Endowment Fund
    Attn.: Yvette Boyd, Coordinator
    6717 Centennial Blvd.
    Nashville, TN 37209
  • Call: 1-877-4RH-BOYD (474-2693)

Your gift to The R.H. Boyd Family Endowment Fund cultivates change in the lives of countless students, families, and organizations in the fulfillment of their goals. As reflected over the last 125 years of giving, in order to continue this legacy, it is imperative to give back in preparation of future generations. An example to follow is stated in Hebrews 13:16, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Please unite with us in our pursuit to continue this legacy.