About the Foundation: Board

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Kendall Minter, Esq.
Board Chairman

Kendall A. Minter, a native of New York, attended Cornell University where he participated in the six year combined arts/law program, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in 1974 and a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1976. Kendall is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association and was the inaugural Executive Director of BESLA, serving in that capacity from 1979 to approximately 1986. A sampling of Mr. Minter's varied clients, past and present, includes Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Shabba Ranks, Lena Horne, Roy Ayers, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Third World, Bunny Wailer, The Government of Jamaica, The Backstreet Boys, Teddy Riley, Freddie Jackson, WBO Heavyweight Champion Ray Mercer, Cameo, The Fat Boys, Peter Tosh, Onyx Heavy D & The Boyz, Mad Cobra, Mtume, Kirk Franklin and the Family and numerous others.

Damon Williams
Board Chairman

Terry Stewart
Board Vice Chairman

Jeff Harleston
Treasurer

Kenneth Gamble
Secretary

Glen Barros
Jerry Blavat
Del Bryant
Charles Feldman
Iris Gordy
Brian Hall
Zach Horowitz
Octavius “Ted” Reid III
Bruce Resnikoff
Dr. Joseph Roberts
Claudette Robinson
Paul Shaffer
William Smith
Mike Stoller

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Marc Byers
Chuck D
Jim Fifield
Harvey Fuqua
Shawn Gee
Richard Hunt
Chuck Jackson
Jason King, Ph.D.
Mathew Knowles
Jerry Leiber
David Nathan
Bonnie Raitt
Gregory J. Reed, Esq.
Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown
Judy Tint, Esq.
Jeanie Weems
Louise West

CHAIRMEN EMERITUS

Jerry Butler
Kendall Minter, Esq.

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Frances Preston

FOUNDING DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Howell E. Begle, Esq.

IN MEMORIAM

Ed Bradley
Ruth Brown
Ahmet Ertegun
Gerald Levert
Teddy Pendergrass