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  Davenport, Gail
NameGail Davenport
Jonesboro, Georgia , United States
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Born Unknown
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May 17, 2006 01:15pm
Tags Black -
InfoGail Davenport is a community leader, Civil Rights activist and humanitarian. She is a 1970 graduate of Spelman College, a life member of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, recipient of the Atlanta Chapter’s 2001 Outstanding Alumnae Award, and the 2002 Spelman College Board of Trustees Community Service Award.

In September 1997, she established the Henry and Clara Dixon Education Fund in honor of her maternal grandparents to help students purchase books while attending college. Also, she founded COLLEGE BOUND, an initiative to motivate and encourage high school students to attend college.

Her other achievements include:

Founder and President of the Concerned Black Citizens Coalition of Clayton County which spearheads the county’s annual ecumenical observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The organization led the charge to have the Clayton County School Board name a school in Dr. King’s honor.

Founder of the Clayton County Black History Center, Metro South Youth Association and the Clayton County Sojourner Truth Verse Speaking Choir.

Received the 1997 Outstanding Community Leader of the Year by the National Council of Negro Women, Clayton County Section.

Received the Community Leader of the Century Award by the Women in the NAACP, September 1999.

Received the 1989 and 1996 NAACP, Clayton County Branch Image Award for Distinguished Service

Past President of the American Business Women’s Association, Greenbriar Chapter, 1992 Woman of the Year, Member Choice Award, Hall of Fame Award and Inner Circle Member.

2003 Pinnacle Leadership Award Recipient from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, East Point/College Park Chapter.

Chairperson of the United Negro College Fund, Clayton County Campaign where she hosts the annual Gail P. Davenport Golf Classic to benefit the The College Fund/UNCF. She has received the UNCF Distinguished Leadership Award, Star Volunteer Award and the 2000 Mayor’s Masked Award, Atlanta, GA.

A 1989 Graduate of Leadership Clayton.

Recruited approximately 100 youth for the Hook-A-Kid on Golf Tee Level Clinics at River’s Edge Golf Club and Browns Mill Golf Club.

President of the RainbowPUSH Coalition, Clayton-Henry-Fayette-Spalding Chapter

Presently Ms. Davenport serves as the Trade Bureau Director for RAINBOW PUSH Peachtree Street Project, a multi-issue international organization uniting people of diverse ethnic, religious, economic and political backgrounds to continue the struggle for social, racial and economic justice. She is also a real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Success 2000 Realty having worked in the real estate industry for the past twenty (20) years. She has conducted workshops on home ownership for she believes in “democracy in housing” and that every citizen deserves to experience the American dream of home ownership.

Ms. Davenport has modeled for civic, church and community organizations and has conducted modeling and charm workshops for teenagers in Atlanta and Jonesboro. She has also conducted classes for children on the Black Experience and constantly participates in Black History Programs and Career Days at local schools.

She is a member of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, Jonesboro, Georgia, where she serves as a communion stewardess, member of the Administrative Board, Vice President of the United Methodist Women-Griffin District and member of the Church Development Committee - Griffin District.



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