The Felton Grandison Clark Endowed Fellowship fund was established to generate significant annual investment income to support the advancement of Southern University’s mission, promote a financially sustainable business model, and engage benefactors with a shared interest in the sustainability of higher education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

A cash or planned gift of no less than $100,000 is required for the F.G. Clark Distinguished Fellowship (bold) and a cash or planned gift of no less than $10,000 is required for the F.G. Clark fellowship. To establish a planned gift, a benefactor provides documentation that names the Felton Grandison Clark Endowed Fellowship Fund of the Southern University System Foundation, as the beneficiary of a planned gift. The planned gift must have a cash value of no less than $100,000 for the distinguished fellow or $10,000 for the general fellow.

F.G. Clark Fellows are acknowledged at the annual TrueBLUE Donor Appreciation Gala with a personalized medallion stage presentation in addition to the following:

  • six (6) VIP 2019 TrueBLUE Donor Appreciation Gala passes
  • two (2) minute video highlighting the Fellows’ Southern University legacy, professional accomplishments, and philanthropic footprint shown during the gala
  • two (2) 2019 Bayou Classic Special Guest suite passes

Join the other Fellows, by making your gift today!

Distinguished Fellows

c/o 2014
Peggy and Calvin Braxton
Paula and Tony Clayton
Darlene and Irving Matthews
Clara and Joseph Stewart

c/o 2015
Leon E. Valdry


c/o 2014
Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus

c/o 2015
Betty and James Brown
Anna M. Jones

c/o 2016
Cecile and Hall Davis, IV

c/o 2017

Ann and Keith Tillage

c/o 2018
Angela and Dexter Henderson
Vanessa and Brian LaFleur
Yolanda and William McElroy