Each year, the foundation holds a breakfast in honor of the recipients of The Maldine C. Dowdy Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic achievement, among other distinguishing qualities.
On a couple of occasions, the foundation has participated in a room redesign project called, Adopt-A-Room. This program, taking place in a local women's shelter, involves creating a safe, comfortable environment for women and their children and turning it into a place that can be temporarily called home.
Recently, the Dowdy Foundation and St. James Social Service Corporation hosted a Books and Fellowship program for area residents. The program was designed to empower and inspire young and elder adults through education and literacy. Books were given away for free and a healthy meal was provided in an effort to feed the mind as well as the body.
The William J. Dowdy Annual Golf Outing is the foundation's largest fundraiser. The outing draws a number of supporters each year, who while supporting a fantastic cause, enjoy an exciting day of golf and networking.