Our History

The Reverend Charlie E and Cinderella S Taylor Sr Foundation (CCTaylorFoundation) was established on July 28, 2006 by the seven children of the late Reverend Charlie E. and Cinderella S. Taylor, Sr. to honor their parents for their untiring gift of self to God, their family, and community. Raised in rural Marshall County, Mississippi, they were taught that education is the key to attaining goals in life. Because of this vision, each was able to attend colleges, universities, and vocational schools to pursue the careers of his or her choice. Admonished by their parents to remember their roots and to give back to their community, the seven children decided to establish this foundation.

In 2007, The CCTaylorFoundation presented a contribution to The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Fourth Episcopal District, in stipends for clergy to continue their education in theology. Also, The Invisible Children Education Program received a financial award to help provide safety, food, housing, school supplies and tuition for more than 30,000 Northern Uganda children.

At the CCTaylorFoundation's Scholastic Awards Luncheon in July 2008, the Foundation announced the establishment of the John L. "Coach" Taylor Achievement Award, The Sunshine Shehee Payne Scholarship, the Judith Woolley-McKevitt Scholarship, and the Mary L. Ollie Good Samaritan Outreach Ministry. Fifteen scholarships and two achievement awards were presented to high school graduating seniors entering college; and a stipend was presented to a student enrolled at Phillips School of Theology. The Mary L. Ollie Good Samaritan Outreach Ministry presented Global Outreach, Inc. a contribution for aid to Africa, India, and China.

Because of the ever changing dynamic in today's society, it is becoming increasingly more important for our young people to develop a strong sense of their responsibility and place in our nation and the world. The CCTaylorFoundation looks for those young people who have displayed this understanding through their dedication to church and community services. As a result, The CCTaylorFoundation is committed to serving a need and filling a void.

Our goal is to increase the dollar amount of scholarships and the number of scholarships given as well as to make a greater impact in the lives of the poor, the distressed and underprivileged. In our effort to continue to build The CCTaylorFoundation to reach its goal to be self-sustaining from investment income into perpetuity, we need support from corporations, friends and supporters who share the moral commitment to assisting tomorrow's leaders.

The CCTaylorFoundation is a registered non-profit charitable foundation. Donations are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Bequests, legacies or gifts are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes as provided for in the Code.