The LadyVon Scholarship Fund was established by Nicole Venable C'91 to honor the educational legacy of her mother, Yvonne Venable, an educator and owner of the Garden of Children, Ltd. in Newport News, Virginia. "Lady Von" is the name she wanted her grandchildren to call her. Sadly, she lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer before the birth of her grand-daughter. Lady Von was always there with "book money" or she was willing to make a call to help a student in need.
The mission of the Lady Von Endowed Scholarship is to provide resources to help Spelman students study abroad. Over the years this scholarship has had nearly a dozen Lady Von Scholars!
When you make your gift to Spelman, please consider designating it to the Lady Von Endowed Scholarship Fund to help future Spelmanites fulfill their dream of studying abroad!