Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson Educational Endowment Fund

Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson

The Dr. Mildred F. Jefferson Endowment Fund was established in memory of Dr. Jefferson to further her work with young people through internships, conferences, contests, awards, and other educational efforts.

Dr. Jefferson, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, was a founder of the Right to Life Movement on the state and national levels, and served as President of the National Right to Life Committee. The education and encouragement of young people was her special passion, so she founded the National Right to Life Oratory Contest and made sure that Massachusetts sent a contestant every year.

Massachusetts Citizens for Life has continued her commitment by conducting the Dr. Mildred F. Jefferson Oratory Contest for high school juniors and seniors each year. The winner and a chaperone are sent to the National Right to Life Convention to represent the state.

The memorial endowment set up in honor of Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson funds educational programs and outreach, especially directed at young people. Dr. Jefferson had great confidence that the victory of the pro-life movement would be accomplished by the rising generations. 

Give to the Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson Educational Endowment Fund to help make that dream a reality.

Gifts to the Jefferson Endowment fall under the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Charitable Trust and are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.