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The projects of the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation focus on the core values of education, service, scientific benefit and historical preservation, and include:

The BESDF Scholarship program (Stacy Robinson) 

  • The Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation, Inc. (BESDF) is our non-profit organization established for education, literacy, and charitable purposes.  The fund uses donations to award scholarships to African-Americans or Native-Americans who are current residents of Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson County in the state of North Carolina who are not family members.  Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing their first undergraduate or graduate degree.

The George Henry White Memorial Health and Education Center

George Henry White American Phoenix project (

The BESDF Legacy project (Aaron Campbell)

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