Ossie Davis Endowment

  • Rev. James A. Forbes, Alan Alda, and Louis Gossett Jr. at the reading of Ossie Davis's Play "The People of Clarendon County" at The Campaign for the Ossie Davis Endowment Launch 2008 at Local 1199 SEIU on February 29, 2008

Ossie Davis Endowment

“…faced with how to best honor his legacy…”

With the passing of my husband, Ossie Davis, my family and I were faced with how best to honor his legacy…How fortunate we were to have the vision, leadership, and direction of Ms. Sonya Denyse, the founder of an innovative organization, Dream Development. She lent her considerable talents as the Executive Director of the Endowment for three years, helping raise close to $500,000. Sonya marshaled the resources of the Executive Committee; was the face for all outreach and solicitations; and handled all of the day-to-day operations…. She has our heartfelt appreciation. I offer my highest recommendation to anyone considering partnering with Dream Development.

Actress and Activist, the late Ruby Dee