Announcing the Rev. Dr. Matilda E. Dunn Scholarship Endowment Fund

Preserving the Legacy of a Past President of EWHP

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Preserving the Legacy of a Past President of EWHP

Join Us in Supporting the Education of Women of Color

The Rev. Dr. Matilda Dunn (1952-2021) served the Episcopal Women's History Project (EWHP) for over ten years as a board member, treasurer, and president. Her greatest accomplishment was spearheading the 2017 conference on Women of Color in the Episcopal Church, acknowledging their pain and celebrating their achievements.

Hers was a wonderful and unique pastoral voice which the world can ill spare.
(Grace Notes Weekly, Jan. 9, 2021, Grace Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TN)

As a woman of color and immigrant from Liberia, Matilda knew the pain and the achievements firsthand. She faced turbulent times in her homeland and discrimination in her adopted home. Matilda gained her college education in spurts as she followed her husband's career. Hearing the call to ministry in midlife, in 1994 she was one of the first Black women to graduate from the School of Theology of the University of the South. She later received the D.Min. degree in 2014. She knew what it was like to be a pathbreaker.

To honor Matilda Dunn's life and work, EWHP is establishing an annual scholarship to be awarded to an Episcopalian or Anglican woman of color who is a nontraditional or first-generation student in an accredited degree program in an American college. The student may be enrolled in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, or seminary program.

EWHP is seeking donations for an endowment to fund the scholarship for years to come. Gifts of any size are welcome, and major gift opportunities are available. YOUR GIFT will allow a sister of color to continue her education and fulfill her dreams!

Please join us in supporting this tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Matilda E. Dunn!