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Free Grant Writing Class for Masten District Residents


by Marshaun L. Quinniey

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 Gwen Curry is conducting one of her legendary grant writing classes at the Delevan Grider Community Center.  However, unlike most of her classes this training is free for residents of the Buffalo, NY Masten District.  This event was made possible by the supported and sponsorship supplied by Masten District Councilmember Ulysses O. Wingo Sr.  According to Ms. Curry the inspiration for this event was to cultivate the skills for Masten District resident to develop their community.

Ms. Curry has a plethora of experiences related to grant writing.  According to the Grant Lady Website (http://www.thegrantlady.org), Ms. Curry has served as the Principal grant writer /program developer/Executive Director for Present Day Cares, Inc. in Charlotte North Carolina for 20 years and averaged $750,000.00 per year (1993-2007) in Federal, State and foundation funding per year.  The funding sources included Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Fighting Back Project, Robert Wood Johnson, United Way of Charlotte, NIH, Foundation of the Carolinas, Arts and Science Council, Office of Minority Health and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.





Grant-writing expert Gwen Curry.

In addition, She has served as an executive director and been self-employed for the past 6 years as a grant writer consultant.  She trained over 200 grant writers and written over 100 grants. She is a published author of “Secrets of Successful Grant Writing,” 2010 Charlotte League of Business Magazine. As well as having worked with several non-profit agency grant-writing teams to develop proposals to secure funds from the Veterans Administration, NIH, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Disease Control, she is currently the chief consultant over a $10,000,000.00 JEDA (workforce development and supportive housing) bond 2013 in South Carolina. Ms. Curry has planned and hosted many successful fund raising events.

She is committed to developing other grant writers and successful community programs.  Additional information about the services, background and effectiveness of Ms. Curry is available at http://thegrantlady.org/about-me/.   Also, Ms. Curry conveyed if the event is filled to capacity, such free workshops will occur in the future to help meet the demand.  For more information please, call (704) 491-5745.

Quinniey is an alumni of New Mexico State University (Master of Science in Industrial Engineering) and Xavier University of Louisiana (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science). Also MLQ is alumni of Amherst Central High School (New York Regents and General diploma), and City Honors Grade School.

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