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Lifting Minorities®

Lifting Minorities® is committed to elevating students of color, with a special focus on Black students, academically and professionally.  


We are incredibly excited to propel students of color into higher education and the workforce. Lifting Minorities will empower financially constrained college-bound, high school students of color by providing scholarships.  We will also partner with high school and current college students of color to provide professional development, mentorship, and financial literacy to aid their transition into the workforce.   

Lifting Minorities® is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our EIN is 87-1278358. Donate now and change a student's life today. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please retain the donation receipt that you receive via email as your official record.  

28, 2024

Support Lifting Minorities this #GivingTuesday and help us propel more students of color into higher education and the workforce.

Does your employer offer a matching gift program? There may be an opportunity for you to double or even triple the impact!

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Welcome to the Board, Whitney!

The Lifting Minorities® board of directors elected Whitney Harris on September 19, 2023. Whitney Harris is a Senior Business Consultant with InfoWorks, Inc., and resides in Nashville, TN. Whitney is a proud North Carolina A&T State University graduate, earning her Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2009. Whitney is pursuing her Master of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and is expected to graduate in December.


Whitney is experienced in project management, business analysis, process improvements, and strategic planning. She enjoys collaborating with clients on their most complex problems and has successfully led cross-functional teams. She has worked in IT, higher education, healthcare, and financial industries. Utilizing her business management expertise and community connections, she developed a program in collaboration with the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce to give high school students practical experience in healthcare, business, and technology.


Whitney advocates tirelessly for the equity of underrepresented groups in education and the workforce. Whitney has served as a past PivotTech mentor, former Vanderbilt Information Technology Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Board member, and Vanderbilt University Staff Women’s Advancement & Equity (WAVE) Council.

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We cannot thank you enough for your generous support of Lifting Minorities®. With your help, we were able to sell $3,315.00 in just 4 days during our Double Good Fundraiser! 50% of each dollar sold benefits Lifting Minorities®. 


Giving Tuesday is up next. Mark your calendar!

meet our talent

Lifting Minorities® proudly recognizes Mark Betts as the first George L. Paige Scholarship of Excellence recipient! Mark will receive $25,000 to support his four-year journey at Longwood University, where he will major in Biology and run track. We are incredibly proud of you and excited about your journey, Mark!


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Thank you!
We exceeded our
month fundraising goal!

We celebrated our one-year anniversary throughout the month of May!  A special thanks to each of our donors to date.

We kicked off our 'ONE' themed anniversary campaign - 

ONE Year | ONE Student At A Time | ONE Gift Each Week | $1,000 Goal.

We exceeded our $1000 fundraising goal and are excited to announce our gift card winners, courtesy of our Richmond, VA sponsors.

Roberta Harte

Week 1

$50 - Target

Dominik Meier

Week 2

$50 - Baker's Crust

Cari Webb

Week 3

$50 - Starbucks

Donnell Kearney

Week 4

$50 - Outback

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