Dr Leonard W Johnson Scholarship Giving Campaign
The Philadelphia Chapter of the FAMU National Alumni Association is seeking donations for the Dr. Leonard W. Johnson Scholarship Fund. Due to the pandemic, we are unable to host the annual Dr. Leonard W. Johnson Scholarship Brunch. In lieu of this activity, we have set a fundraising goal of $2,000. These funds will be utilized to award deserving incoming and current FAMU students. With your monetary contribution, please help us in continuing the legacy left by the late Dr. & Mrs. Johnson by aiding in the matriculation of the next generation of Rattlers from the Philadelphia, South New Jersey, and Delaware areas.
Donations can be made using the following link: https://form.jotform.com/PhillyFAMU/Givingcampaign
Please feel free to inform your friends and family of our Scholarship giving Campaign.
Dr. Leonard W. Johnson was a Philadelphia physician and former president of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association.
Dr. Johnson, a 1950 graduate, was known for saying that he had four loves: his family, his church, his fraternity and Florida A&M, his alma mater. Johnson was best known for his key role during the Benjamin Perry Administration in the fight for FAMU; the university was under the threat of merger with Florida State University. It was Johnson, as NAA president, who worked to rally alumni across the nation to fight to keep FAMU autonomous — and to show up and make their voices heard.
Dr. Johnson was also well known for his extremely successful recruiting efforts. He traveled with bus loads of students from Philadelphia every year for the major spring recruitment efforts, which resulted in scores of students from the Northeast signing on as young Rattlers. ‘Little Me Wants To Be’ is dedicated to Dr. Johnson.