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July 25, 2021 @ 7:00PM — 8:30PM Central Time

5th Annual Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Gala & Fundraiser

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Silent Auction!

We can award these young men with college scholarships because of your generous support. We need you NOW more than ever. The silent auction ends July 25th at MIDNIGHT (PT)

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Support Ezekiel Taylor Scholarships Help a young man achieve his college dreams! $86,983 raised $100,000 goal
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2021 Scholarship Gala

We're celebrating our 5th year of awarding scholarships to African-American males. Join us from the comfort of your home on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 7pmCST/8pmEST to meet our new scholarship awardees.
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$100,000 in College
Scholarships over 5 yrs.

Better Lives + Community Impact

THE EZEKIEL TAYLOR FOUNDATION

The Ezekiel Taylor Foundation is a 501(c)3 that provides mentorship, job readiness, life-skill programming, and college financial assistance to African-American males in the Chicago area who attend, or seek to attend, an accredited college, university or trade school. Named after the late Ezekiel Taylor, who was innocently killed on the South Side of Chicago, the foundation identifies young Black men who have been impacted by Chicago’s senseless gun violence. ETSF provides hope and opportunity and we educate, empower and encourage young men

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Mission

Vision

Values

Always Here

Mentorship. Job Readiness. Life-skills. College Scholarship

 To ensure that young African-American men lead better lives, make good ‘life’ choices that impact their entire community, and have opportunities for higher education.

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HOW WE HELP

Support Teens with Bright Futures

Fostering supportive community.  Encouraging ‘good’ life decisions.

The senseless violence that plagued Chicago in the 80’s continues to haunt the city today.

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VITAL DONATIONS

This Year's Campaign

Help a young man achieve his college dreams!  Support our 2021 goal of $100,000.  We are well on our way, and your support is needed to get us there.

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Scholarship Winners

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Why We Need You

Your Support Means

  • The Foundation can award more than $100,000 in college scholarships in fewer than 5 years of operation
  • The Foundation can partner organizations the Chicago Public School System (CPS) and President Barack Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative 
  • The Foundation provides quarterly life-skill programming for its scholars and the community at-large

Overcoming Challenges

  • The Foundation faces the public health crisis facing African-American males. 
  • The Foundations seeks to overcome lack of college exposure for young African-American males.
  • The Foundation seeks to provide opportunity and exposure for African-American males.
  • The Foundation seeks to use education as an alternative to gangs and gun violence.

To Create the Leaders of Tomorrow

  • The Foundation seeks to make the cost of college tuition more affordable to Chicago families of African-American males. 
  • The Foundation recognizes the void of professional, positive male influence in the community, the Foundation seeks to fill the gap by providing one-on-one male mentorship.