WEGFF honors the legacy of our ancestors by giving back to disenfranchised communities through education, excellence, empowerment, and service.

Join the Conversation

The Willie & Elizabeth Gordon Family Foundation (@WEGFF) hosts Liberated? Redefining Freedom for Black Families. This livestream panel presentation will be held on Saturday, June 26th 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (PST). Join our panel of experts to discuss how the definition of liberation has changed over the past few years in light of multiple health, economic, and racial crises and talk about what lessons from history can be passed on to young people.

Guest speakers will include:

Glodean Champion (@glodeanglo), Coach, Educator, Speaker, Storyteller and Author of “Salmon Croquettes”

Melanie Perry (@zeallionaire), Certified Financial Planner and Founder of Zeallionaire Enterprises

Quentin R. Jiles (@quentinrjiles) Political Commentator and Author of “Listen Niece”

Programs/Services

Back To School
Backpack Drive

As students return to school, they are often challenged with having the proper tools needed to have a successful start. WEGFF provides backpacks filled with school supplies for students in Los Angeles, Jersey City and Raleigh/Durham. Each location provides a minimum of 50 backpacks through partnerships with other organizations.

“Thanks for Giving”
Holiday Giveaway

During the holiday season we are most grateful for all that we’ve been blessed with. Whether the bountiful meals at Thanksgiving or the toys at Christmas, we were always together as a family sharing. Our parents, Willie & Elizabeth Gordon, assured we were well remembered and loved with relatives, friends and acquaintances often coming through to enjoy the festivities, laughter and mostly, the food. With this in mind, the family collects food, hygiene products, clothing, toys and other donations to distribute in collaboration with local food pantries, shelters, the homeless population and churches. It is our desire that everyone have a reason to be thankful for gifts.

Annual Scholarship Giveaway

Education was of utmost importance to our ancestors and every generation pushed the next to go further than they had gone. As we look back at our ancestral legacy, we started with little to no education and now the family has produced offspring with Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees. What a tribute to the family legacy to give to others in an effort to enhance educational skills. Whether aspiring for professional or vocational goals, our aim is to support young people in the areas that they most need support. The scholarships are named after the children of Willie and Elizabeth Gordon and are distributed per the discretion of the foundation.

Ernestine Gordon Angel Scholarship – Tawynna Gordon Uniform Scholarship – Anthony & Janice Gordon Tuition Scholarship – Thyonne Gordon Travel / Transportation Scholarship – Jacqueline Gordon Creativity Scholarship – Carl Gordon Trade Scholarship – William Dexter Gordon Explorer Scholarship – David Gordon Dream Scholarship

WHO WE SERVE

The Willie & Elizabeth Gordon Family Foundation supports disenfranchised youth between the ages of 8 and 25. This support includes children with cognitive delays or developmental disorders and children living in at-risk environments. Our programs currently operate out of California, New Jersey and North Carolina.

VALUES:

 

  • We value education for everyone and believe it to be the path to freedom and awareness of what is yet to come

 

  • We value empowering those who are less fortunate and provide support to help them overcome their circumstances

 

  • With the utmost of care, we value excellence, commitment and quality for all communities we encounter

FUNDING

 

The foundation started with family funding and continues with the support of generous donors who aspire to the foundation’s values and goals. The Gordon family also hosts fundraising events and activities to raise awareness and support.

Giving to the Willie & Elizabeth Gordon Family Foundation

The Willie & Elizabeth Gordon Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN number is: 84-2695802. Your generosity contributes to key programs such as our backpack drives, events, and holiday giving. For more information on our giving policies, please download our gift policy document.