Vote for Fisk in the 2019 Retool Your School Contest!

Home Depot’s annual HBCU Campus Improvement Grant Program is back! Support Fisk’s effort to win by voting on the site (Fisk is listed in “Cluster 3”) or using the hashtag #Fisk_RYS19 on any of your public social media posts. The contest ends April 14th.

You can check out all of the official rules for the contest here:

From the site:

What does it mean to be 10 years strong? Since 2009, The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program has invested more than $2 million dollars to update, upgrade, and uplift HBCU campuses. Ten years later, the Program is deepening its commitment to HBCUs by awarding the highest amount in the Program’s history, $500,000 total in campus improvement grants to 10 winning schools – celebrating the past and future success of the Retool Your School Program and our country’s HBCUs

New Student Reception

Calling newly admitted Fisk University freshmen, transfer students and parents, please join us as we welcome you to the Fisk Family and celebrate YOU!

Saturday, July 14th
Holman United Methodist Church
Education Building—Room 5
3320 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

  • Meet other incoming Fisk students, current students, and alumni
  • Hear from parents, current students, and recent alumni
  • Light refreshments will be served

RSVP by July 9th to or 323-747-4105

March 25th Meeting Notice

P.O. 452773 Los Angeles, California 90045

Greetings Los Angeles Fiskites,

As Vice-President/Membership Chairperson of the Fisk Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles (GLAFUAA), I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Alumni and Friends of Fisk who supported the Post Holiday Mixer on January 20, 2018. We had a wonderful event that raised funds for the Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund as well as help raise the Alumni giving rate.

These are certainly challenging as well as stimulating times for the Country and the University as our Los Angeles organization is becoming a stronger Alumni Association of the University!

SUNDAY, March 25TH 3:00 pm -5:00 pm
Cornelia Edward’s Home

Please attend this important meeting because we need your input and participation in the following areas:

  • Introducing new committee members for Fundraising, Membership, Scholarship and Student Recruitment
  • Introduction of our new Social Media Platform
  • Electing new officers
  • Club’s direction
  • Direction on continued success in keeping the Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund viable

I am asking you to continue being an active member or consider becoming an active member of the GLAFUAA. Your membership will ensure that Fisk continue to thrive and educate our future leaders of the world. In 2018 we must all do our part to ensure that it will thrive and succeed. We need you – FISK NEEDS YOU!

The GLAFAA 2018 Membership Campaign is January 1 – April 30, 2018. Membership annual dues ($50) are requested now or anytime within the above dates.

As a reminder, membership dues support the following:

  • The Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund for southern California area students
  • Seed money for Fundraising activities
  • General operating costs of GLAFUAA
  • Support local student activities
  • Help us to stay connected and to remain strong in our support to the University.

For your convenience, the membership application can be downloaded here:

Please return it with your 2018 dues. You can also pay online here:

We look forward to seeing you at our first general meeting of the new fiscal year. In the meantime, if you should have questions regarding any of the above and/or attached do not hesitate to contact me or reach out to any of the Executive Board Members at :

President – Jefferson Cox
Vice-President – KathyLesley
Secretary – Iris Van Sciver
Treasurer – Cornelia Edwards
Fundraising-Ch. – RandiGilliam

Thank you in advance, for your participation and financial support with your annual dues.

Fisk IS Forever,

Kathy Holland Lesley 68’
Vice President/ Membership Chair
Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association, Inc.

Book Talk & Signing

To all Fisk Alumni,

Please find enclosed the flyer for the Literati West Book Club book signing on March 13, 2018.

Come out and support fellow Fisk alumna and author Linda Kenney Miller class of 1967.

Once again, another opportunity to interface and network with Fiskites in 2018 ! Feel free to share this information with others that enjoy reading and learning.

Kathy Holland Lesley ’68
Vice President GLAFAA

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Alumni !

2018 is here and there are only 13 days until our Post Holiday Mixer. This is just a reminder that we are counting on you to join us:

Saturday, January 20, 2018
4:00 – 7:00 Pm
California Jazz and Blues Museum
4317 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

to mingle, listen to great music, enjoy delicious food & browse the treasured museum in historical Leimert Park.

The $25 donation admits you to the mixer and goes to the Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund. Help increase the percentage of Alumni Givers. Every $25 counts whether you are able to attend the mixer or not.

Encourage every Fiskite and friends of Fisk you know to help us reach our goal of $5,000. Help us reach our goal !

Please send your donation to:

LA Fisk Alumni Association
P. O. Box 452773
Los Angeles, CA 90045

or order online:

Fisk Forever,
LA Fisk Fundraising Committee

Post Holiday Mixer Announcement

Join with Fisk University Alumni and Friends of Fisk for a Post Holiday Mixer

Saturday, January 20th 2018 at the California Jazz and Blues Museum
4317 Degnan 90008 in Historic Leimert Park, from 4-7 PM


Reunite with alumni and friends listening to “jazz” music, and enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Browse the Museum which showcases artwork, instruments and photos of music royalty.

Let’s begin 2018 by expanding our numbers and our efforts to support our beloved Alma Mater. This gives the alumni an opportunity to increase the percentage of alumni giving and help Fisk gain more corporate donations. The cost is $25, which adds you to the role of alumni giver.

We are hoping that all alumni old and new will support this fundraising event by selling at least four tickets. If you can’t be there, please make a donation to:

LA Fisk Alumni Association
P.O. Box 452773
Los Angeles, CA.90045

To help defray the expenses of the event and you wish to be a Blue and Gold Donor we are asking alumni to donate $100. All donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

Watch for more news about the LA Fisk Alumni events and activities on our social media networks:

Every dollar you give will help Fisk prosper.
Fisk Forever!
LA Fisk Fundraising Committee

Welcome to LA Fisk Club Online!

Along with a new web site, we’re building an entire social media presence for the Los Angeles Fisk Club. Be sure to check us out on all of our social media. You can locate us by looking for @lafiskalumni

By following us you’ll get the latest updates on fellow alumni, meetings, recruitment, and special events!

If you have any questions, be sure to contact us.