The following Howard University newsroom article is being shared with Bloomingdale residents because Fred and Sherrill Taylor moved to S Street NW in 1989 where Fred died November 23, 2019.
Sherrill remains a resident. She is pleased to share this information that honors and recognizes her husband.
When the date for the free public lecture is set, it will be made known to Bloomingdale residents as well as the wider community.
November 24, 2020 | Written by Misha Cornelius
WASHINGTON – Howard University is pleased to announce a generous $1 million gift to the Howard University School of Social Work from the family of activist, philanthropist, and the first executive director of For Love of Children (FLOC), Fred Taylor, to create the Fred Taylor “Roll Away the Stone” Program at the Howard University School of Social Work. The gift and new program were recently announced during the 85th Virtual Celebration: Social Work Education which honored Howard University’s legacy of radical social justice, education and advocacy.
“At Howard University, we talk often about the difference between our major and our mission – but for those students in the School of Social Work, there is no daylight between what they’re studying and the good they intend to do in the world,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “I am tremendously grateful for this gift from F. Chapman Taylor, whose generosity will empower our students and faculty to magnify their impact at a time when so many in the Black community are most in need of social work and additional support. Mr. Taylor and his family have long been dedicated to making a difference in the community with their good deeds.”