The Adair Family Foundation's mission is to provide monetary donations to: (1) organizations supporting low-income students who demonstrate scholastic aptitude: (2) organizations supporting Seventh-day Adventist students pursuing STEM fields; and (3) higher-learning institutions graduating a significant number of African-Americans in STEM fields.
The Adair Family Foundation was established in 2016 by Luther B. Adair, II, MD and his wife Rachael Adair. The foundation's initial objective has been to provide financial assistance to students exhibiting stellar academic achievement while pursuing their educational goals. Since inception, the foundation has assisted several students pursuing their educational goals.
Sometimes the Emergency Room can be a confusing place for children. This book is a STEAM-based resource for ages 7+ that was written to make a visit to the Emergency Room a little less scary and introduce children to the field of Radiology. Please add your shipping address in the PayPal checkout. Proceeds benefit the causes below.
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The Dr. Luther B. and Mrs. Claudia Adair Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Mental health issues affect all ethnicities, but there are only a few African-American neurologists, psychiatrists, and family medicine doctors specializing in mental health treatment. Increasing the number of African-American physicians to provide care for African-American patient populations is critical to create bonds of trust, rapport, and improve clinical outcomes. In light of these factors and the pandemic, the Adair Family Foundation is funding a $25,000 endowed scholarship at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, to address these issues - The Dr. Luther B. and Mrs. Claudia Adair Memorial Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in good standing at Meharry that has expressed an interest in both practicing in the mental health arena and practicing medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Dr. Luther B. and Mrs. Claudia Adair Memorial Book Scholarship
On April 3, 2015, the Adair family gathered to celebrate Luther B. Adair, Sr., MD's life achievements, contributions to medicine, and announce a scholarship to Meharry Medical College named in he and his wife's honor. Two of Dr. Adair's children, Luther B. Adair, II, MD and Candace B. Adair, MD, established the annual book scholarship to be awarded during Convocation to a deserving student. Having money to buy educational resources early on in the semester is so critical during the basic science curriculum. Taking out loans for this will compound debt later on and delay the ability of student to give back. The book scholarship is a way of easing the burden for a deserving student and hopefully giving them a small incentive to return the favor when they can.
Morehouse College has an outstanding history of producing health professionals. Among its alumni are more than one thousand physicians and dentists. The College is the number one producer of African-American male medical, dental and public health professional students in the nation. The Adair Family Foundation has supported Morehouse College's Office of Health Professions Summer Science Program since 2014.
F.H. Jenkins Prep is committed to providing educational experiences that will allow our scholars to be leaders in this 21st century world. A part of this learning experience is incorporating technology into daily learning experiences. The integration of technology into teaching and learning, provides scholars with hands-on experience with tools that are necessary for 21st century careers. The Adair Family Foundation has supported this initiative since 2016.
STEM NOLA (SN) is an organization founded by New Orleans native, and former tenured Tulane University Engineering professor, Dr. Calvin Mackie. The purpose of its existence is to expose, inspire and engage members in the surrounding communities about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Adair Family Foundation has supported STEM Nola since 2015.
The Busy Birds Initiative, formerly known as We Pay 4 A's, is a program for K-12 students that was created by Luther B Adair, II, MD and Jonathan Adair, MS in 2012. This program aims to recreate our parents model of providing a cash incentive for "good grades". The program pays kids on a tier-based scale based on the amount of A's they receive with STEM A's carrying the most value. It is the Foundation's goal to eventually crowd-fund this program to allow a larger participation base.
We were introduced to the YES Program (which stands for Young Eisner Scholars) on Malcolm Gladwell’s Podcast, Revisionist History, through a vignette called “Carlos Doesn’t Remember”. The YES program helps to reshape the landscape of low-income communities by empowering underserved students to fulfill their greatest potential. YES Program has an unprecedented 95% college graduation rate from the best universities across America. They do this by actively participating in students lives from 6th grade through college graduation.
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