From Success to Significance

The Ridley Family of Funds has experienced dramatic growth during its 25-year history. The fund has benefited from continual support each year from an increased number of contributors, larger annual contributions by alumni who support us every year and significantly large gifts in honor of the many Friends of Ridley.

After only 15 years, in fiscal year 2001, the Ridley Funds eclipsed the $1 million mark. The Fund, more than doubled in size from 2001 to 2006 crossing the $2.4 million threshold in Fiscal Year 2006. The Scholarship Fund is now over $5 million and growing.  Over its 25 year history, the Ridley Scholarship Fund has impacted over 190 scholars.

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Walter N. Ridley Scholarship Fund Recognition Levels

Founders Society | $100,000+

Walter N. Ridley Legacy Society | $50,000+

John Merchant Society | $25,000+

Robert A. Bland Society | $10,000+

Elaine Jones Circle | $5,000+

Millennium Circle | $2,000+

John Charles Thomas Circle | $1,000+

Vivian W. Pinn Circle | $500+

E. Louise Stokes Hunter Circle | $250+

Annetta Thompson Circle | $100+

Nathan Johnson Circle | $25+