The Heritage Fund
A 501(c)(3) organization of The Atlanta Medical Association, Inc.
Heritage Fund of Atlanta Medical Associate Scholarship & Awards Gala
The Atlanta Medical Association, established in 1890, is one of the oldest organizations for African American physicians and 2020 hallmarks the 130th Anniversary celebration of our organization.
The Heritage Fund of Atlanta Medical Association, Inc. will be hosting the Annual Scholarship and President’s Inaugural Ball on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway in downtown Atlanta. This event is the major fund-raiser for the Heritage Fund, which will present scholarships to deserving minority students at Morehouse School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College and Howard University College of Medicine. The scholarship funds are distributed equally to each institution.
Over 600 physicians and guests practicing in and around the Atlanta area will be in attendance to celebrate the presentation of the Scholarship Awards to the students.
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Who We Are
The Heritage Fund of Atlanta Medical Association is a 501-c (3) Tax-Exempt Organization making your contribution tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. The Federal Tax ID number for the Heritage Fund is: 58-2372394.
The Annual Scholarship and Inaugural Ball is the major fundraiser for the Organization, which presents scholarships to deserving minority students at Morehouse School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College and Howard University College of Medicine.
What We Do
The Heritage Fund Officers
Millard J. Collier, Jr., M.D.
B. David Blake, M.D.
Frank Jones, M.D.
Brittany Thomas, M.D.
The Heritage Fund Board of Directors
Julianne Adams Birt, M.D.
Adrienne Atkinson Sneed, DPM
Melissa Bishop-Murphy, J.D., M.B.A
National Government Relations & Multicultural Affairs
William H. Cleveland, II, M.D.
Scarlet Pressley Brown, M.B.A.
Michelle Nichols, M.D.
Erich G. Randolph, M.D.
Cyril O. Spann, MD
Calvin W. McLarin, M.D.
Emerson E. Harrison, M.D.
Jane C. Kennedy, M.D.
Monica Miles, CPA
Scarlet Pressley Brown, M.B.A
Arthur L. Raines, M.D.
Erich G. Randolph, M.D.
William Lynn Weaver, M.D.
Frederick T. Work, M.D.
Juel Pate Borders, M.D.
Making A Difference
The Annual Scholarship funds are distributed equally to each institution.
The criteria are
- Long-term resident of Metropolitan Atlanta who has attended either high school or elementary school in Metro-Atlanta. If there are no qualified students from Metro-Atlanta, then we will accept students from other areas in the State of Georgia.
- Financial need.
The Edward William Nelson, M.D. Scholarship Fund was inaugurated in 2003 by Dr. Jane Nelson, M.D., a friend of the Atlanta Medical Association, to honor the memory of her husband, a physician, teacher and scholar of medicine. In addition to high academic achievement, the student must:
- Be a native of Atlanta and exhibit a need for financial assistance.
- The student, like Dr. Edward W. Nelson, must have a passion for learning, yet demonstrate a sincere respect for diversity in ideas, culture, beliefs, and active interests and pursuits outside of medicine. In her words, “the art of medicine is infused with an understanding of the human condition.” Therefore, the recipient must be “preparing for both the science and the art of the practice of medicine…through exposure to the behavioral and social sciences and the humanities-the art, literature and music by which we express the messages of our spirits (our minds, hearts and values.)”