The Scott Lee Foundation’s mission is to support, empower, and develop those within our sphere of influence who aspire to become self-sufficient, self-assured, and re-energized contributors to their families and the community at large. We intend to focus on issues of specific interest to men and/or women, the bereaved, young adults, and youth who require tutoring in fundamental education. Our primary thrust will offer tuition assistance to college students, preparation for entry or re-entry into the workforce, and specialized family counseling. Overall, we intend to disseminate hope and substance into the lives of today’s dreamers as they transform into tomorrow’s future leaders.
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
THE SCOTT LEE FOUNDATION, INC. (SLF) was founded by Portia A. Scott as a tribute to the memory of her daughter, Nicole Lynette Scott Lee, a 35-year old resident of Brooklyn , New York and account executive at Black Enterprise Magazine at the time of her sudden death on June 17, 2007. Nicole was a wonderful daughter, a loving wife to her husband Alfonzo J. Lee and a devoted mother to their two beautiful daughters. Nicole believed in giving back to the community and served it proudly through her membership in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Similarly, the Scott Lee Foundation is created to make a difference in the lives of people through its community service. We believe the best way to bring honor to Nicole’s life is through service to others.
As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, the Foundation was incorporated in November 2007. The SLF intends to focus on the needs of youth, young adults, women, the bereaved and others who require tutoring in fundamental education, financial assistance with college tuition, employment preparation for entry or re-entry into the work force, and/or specialized family counseling. The Scott Lee Foundation is dedicated to building better and stronger families, serving as role models for our youth, promoting education and career development for the unemployed and under-employed, and forming alliances with churches, sororities, fraternities and other non-profit organizations who share our goals.