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The Enid and Henry Daphne Foundation is a nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178).

 

The foundation is dedicated to providing afterschool reading, writing and chess programs, as well as funding for existing educational, athletic, arts, and music programs in other organizations, to address financial needs and fill emotional, psychological, educational, and social development gaps for children, as needed.

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Our Mission

Provide reading, writing and chess enrichment programs, as well as financial grants for educational, mental and athletic needs. Serve as a resource for referral services.

Executive Board Members

Yvonne Stewart, Founder

Yvonne Stewart

Founder and Exec Board Member
Accounting & financial services professional

Yvonne Stewart, founder of the Enid and Daphne Henry Foundation, is the proud daughter of Daphne (Henry) Anderson and niece of Enid (Henry) Brown, the namesakes of the Foundation. After raising a her son and only child Bradley Stewart, as well as being an integral part of raising and mentoring several nieces, nephews and other children, Yvonne realized she had a lot more to contribute. She was inspired to start a foundation to help children reach their fullest potential as confident, socially responsible and strong caring leaders. Of this inspiration, the Enid and Daphne Henry Foundation was established.

Yvonne is a proud Jamaican-born, citizen of the United States, with strong roots in New York, and for the past 4 years a resident of Tampa, Florida.

She has a passion for nurturing and educating children, with a life focused on humanitarian acts. She currently volunteers as a tutor and mentor for several children, and has over 15 years of dedicated service to the New York Chapter of the Glenmuir Alumni Association. Yvonne has also volunteered at youth little league baseball games, written grants for the local track & field club in Queens, NY, and coached the St. Anne’s CYO Track & Field program in Garden City, New York.

Yvonne is a Certified Public Account (CPA), and received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration’s Degree in Accounting in 1991 from Bernard M. Baruch College, New York.

Donnet Riley - President & Exec Board Memeber

Donnet Riley

President and Exec Board Member
Regine Severe

Régine P. Sévère, Esq.

Exec Board Member
Attorney-at-Law
Marc Albritton

Marc Albritton

Exec Board Member
Certified Paralegal and County Court Mediator
Althea Somsouthi

Althea Somsouthi

Co-founder and Exec Board Member

Committee Members

Jules Zenz

Jules Zenz

Committee Member
Experienced educator with over a decade in educational leadership

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