Monday, July 11, 2005

More Local Financial Support for the GTRC

Thanks to Lila Anton, Guilford College student recipient of the New Garden Friends Meeting Algie and Eva Newlin Award. The Newlin Award honors a Guilford College student who shows outstanding interest in furthering Quaker social concerns. The Newlin awardee receives a monetary gift matched by a gift to a charity of her own choosing. Lila chose to donate her matching gift to the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission and we are appreciative.

Here's a little information about Lila (as described in the New Garden Friends Meeting newsletter):
Lila is a Sociology/Anthropology double major and student co-coordinator of Blacks Unifying Society. She is also a coordinator for the prison discussion group connected with Guilford's work with the incarcerated, and she has served in internships with a variety of organizations working on multicultural issues. A student of culture and conflict negotiation, Lila has distinguished herself at Guilford College by her ability to connect with a wide spectrum of students, faculty, and staff. She is a representative of the passionate life of the Spirit and of social concern exemplified by the Newlins .

Here's a little information about the Newlin Award (as described in the same document):
The Algie and Eva Newlin Social Concerns Trust Fund was established by Monthly Meeting in 1985 to honor Algie and Eva Newlin, longtime members of New GardenFriends Meeting and weighty Friends. Algie Newlin was a history professor at Guilford College and clerked Monthly Meeting, Yearly Meeting, and Ministry and Counsel. He and his wife directed the Friends International Center in Geneva immediately after World War II. Upon Algie Newlin's death in 1985, the Meeting set up a new fund to support traditional Quaker concerns such as peace, prison reform, human rights, and international cooperation. Many New Garden members and attenders as well as other friends of the Newlins contributed to the fund, which began with approximately $10,000. Since 1985 there have been additional contributions to the principal of the fund.

posted by Jill Williams, Exec. Dir.

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