Gordon W. Wallace, Jr. was a principal founder and driving force behind the Anna Julia Cooper School (AJC). AJC is a tuition-free school for low-income families, primarily from Richmond’s public housing communities. The School is an expression of Gordon’s belief in and passion to help make possible a quality education for those who, because of their circumstances, are least likely to have access to one. Now in its twelfth year, AJC continues to grow and flourish, changing not only the lives of its students, but the lives of families, staff, volunteers and donors who together help create its community of affection. Gordon loved AJC and was instrumental in shaping every essential element of it. In his unassuming yet steadily tenacious manner, he shepherded the School from its very beginning, serving as the Board Chair for the School’s first eight years, and actively continuing on the board until recent months. He believed in the students and in the teachers and staff. Steady, hopeful, determined, optimistic, courageous, and kind–all these qualities in Gordon helped make AJC possible. The first floor of the new middle school building is named in his honor, in recognition of both his impact on the School and the affection and esteem the AJC community holds for him.
The Gordon W. Wallace, Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund has been established to honor Gordon’s passion for AJC. This permanent fund will provide support to the school for many years to come.
Please make your check payable to Anna Julia Cooper School (or AJCS) and include “Wallace Endowment Fund” in the memo line. You can then mail the check to:
Anna Julia Cooper School
2124 North 29th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Click the icon below to make a credit card donation through a secure link via Bloomerang. Be sure to select “Gordon W. Wallace, Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund” from the dropdown list of possible designations.