Leave a Legacy: Duane Roberts

Duane Roberts

Duane Roberts died in 1989. Today he's fighting for social justice in our community and beyond.

Duane Roberts was a champion for social justice and racial equity in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Public Schools graduate, who served with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and was president of the local branch of the NAACP, was instrumental in convincing the KPS Board of Education to desegregate Kalamazoo's schools in 1971. 

His legacy is the Duane Roberts Scholarship, created to honor him and his commitment to social justice in Kalamazoo. Each year the scholarship is awarded to two minority KPS graduates who, like Duane, demonstrate a commitment to social justice.

We can help you show your love for Kalamazoo and Leave a legacy too. Contact a member of our Donor Relations team to learn how.

Raven Britt  269.585.7273 / rbritt@kalfound.org
Coby Chalmers  269.585.7249 / cchalmers@kalfound.org
Joanna Donnelly Dales  269.585.7260 / jdales@kalfound.org
Ann Fergemann  269.585.7238 / afergemann@kalfound.org
Julie Loncharte  269.585.7270 / jloncharte@kalfound.org

July 12, 2017

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