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Our Mission

The William J. Dowdy Foundation is a 501 C (3) tax exempt non profit organization established in 2006. Our mission is to provide children in the greater Newark, NJ area with increased opportunities for exposure to the Arts, Culture, Science and Athletics. In addition, we look to empower our youth by providing scholarship benefits to assist in laying a strong foundation for their future.

  • The William J. Dowdy Foundation is committed to the following:

    • Providing scholarships for higher education
    • Implementing crisis intervention and disaster relief programming
    • Developing community based projects to better serve the area


2016 Scholarship Winners

Grace Appiah
Barringer High School

Ajanae’ Price
Arts High School

Laissa Alexis
Saint Vincent Academy

Lavee Johnson
Newark Technical High School

Jennifer Morquecho
East Side High School

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