Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was a shining example of the commitment to leadership, excellence and compassion for which both Funds stand. Accordingly, the Sphinx Educational Fund is proud to present this event in conjunction with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

For the past 16 years, this has been a signature fund raising event within the Greater Phoenix community with an audience that includes members of the business community, clergy, political and community leaders, as well as, students and scholars.

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Donate to the Sphinx Educational Fund during the COVID-19 Crisis

Due to worldwide concerns about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we have decided to cancel our Brunch this year which was scheduled for October 10, 2020. Our goal is to ensure each of us can focus on health and home during this time of uncertainty. We look forward to your support in 2021 when we will return with events to help us meet the needs of students and the community.

We remain committed to our mission of awarding scholarships to college-bound youth. We humbly ask that you consider donating to our organization so we can help students achieve their dreams of attending a college or university. As a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status, all donations to SEF are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. Would you help us by donating?

Please click on the PayPal button below to donate online or you may mail a check payable to the Sphinx Educational Fund at this address:

Sphinx Educational Fund
P.O. BOX 25131
Phoenix, AZ 85002-5131

By donating to the Sphinx Educational Fund, you will be mentioned on our brunch Website and Facebook page as a contributor.

Previous Awardees:


Sandra Kennedy


Michael E. Johnson


Memie C. Burton, Jr., M.D.


Asa Herring


Lovelle A. McMichael, Sr.


Leah Landrum-Taylor


Bishop Alexis A. Thomas


Dr. Rufus Glasper
Gerald P. Richard II


Judge Cecil B. Patterson, Jr.


Calvin Coolidge Goode


Justice Ruth McGregor


Ms. Betty Fairfax


Honorable Judge Lynda Howell - Phoenix Municipal Court
Jim Pederson - Entrepreneur, Arizona Businessman


Commander Jeri Williams - City of Phoenix Police Dept
Dr. Warren Stewart, Sr. - Pastor, 1st Institutional Church


Hon. Judge Carol Scott Berry - Phoenix Municipal Court
Don Logan - Office of Diversity, City of Scottsdale


Dr. Eugene Grigsby - Educator
Honorable Judge Jean Williams - Retired Adjudicator