Virtual General Body Meeting Sept 19th

Virtual General Body Meeting Sept 19th

Dear Fiskites,
Our next general meeting will take place Saturday September 19th at 1:30pm.

Due to COVID-19 the general meeting will be held via Video Conference & Conference Call on the Zoom platform. Email us at for access instructions.

Ahead of the meeting, we ask you to fill out our survey for fundraising ideas. You can access the survey here.

Continue to stay healthy and safe and call in to the meeting!

General Meeting Saturday January 25th

Join us for our first general meeting of 2020! Find out about volunteer opportunities, pay annual dues, and share your thoughts!

Saturday January 25th at 1:30pm
5376 Fairview Blvd
Los Angeles 90056

Fellow Alumni,

We hope this communiqué finds you well and wish you a very Happy New Year!

Entering a new Decade the Los Angeles Alumni Association continues to strive to expand its programs and events to our alumni and current Fisk students. We hope that you will take part in the fellowship opportunities, fundraising events and student recruitment activities that we are planning this year. We want more alumni involvement to experience firsthand the pride we take in supporting our cause.

It is our mission to strengthen networking among Los Angeles area alumni, promote student recruitment, and support the fundraising goals of Fisk University. In order to meet our mission and provide scholarships to students, we rely on the generosity of alumni and without your assistance we wouldn’t be able to provide student scholarships each year.

The Alumni Association’s Executive Board and Committee Chairs met on Saturday, January 11, 2020 After much discussion on varying strategies for fulfilling our mission and building our active membership base, the implementation of a variety of strategies are needed to reach our fundraising goals.

The one strategy we are continuing is that each alumni make the commitment to support our alumni association initiatives by contributing a one year contribution of $120.00 / or $10.00 per month that supports the following:

Elroy Bond Scholarship Fund – $70
Membership Dues/Operating cost – $50
Total $120.00

Payments should be sent to:
LA Fisk University Alumni Club
P O Box 452773
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Or visit the alumni association’s website to make online donations. ($50 Alumni Dues $70 Elroy Bond Scholarship)
All scholarship donations count toward your Class participation rate.

Alumni generosity, talent and participation make a big difference in the success of our association’s activities.

We are looking to fill our table at the Inter-Alumni Council’s MLK Breakfast event on Monday, January 20th ! Tickets are $50 per person. Please contact Virginia Bland or (323) 574-7185

We will officially kick off 2020 with a “Fisk Friday” Happy Hour event in L.A.! We encourage all Greater L.A. Fisk Alumni to wear Fisk gear and meet up on Friday, January 24th

6pm: Drinks Post & Beam
7pm: Dinner Hotville Chicken
(owned by Nashville’s Prince family)

The first General Alumni meeting of 2020 is at:
5376 Fairview Blvd
Los Angeles, CA. 90056
Saturday March 25, 2020
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Executive Board elections will be held.

Fisk Forever,
Greater Los Angeles Fisk Alumni Association

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

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