WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- Over 600 people across the country are celebrating the founding of a social fellowship at Winston-Salem State University.
- The non-profit was founded in 1969
- The group's mission of service and supporting women is still relevant
- The organization also announced a $25,000 scholarship fund
The non-profit organization, Swing Phi Swing, was founded in 1969 and on Saturday several founding members of the group unveiled a new monument to the movement on Winton-Salem State University's campus.
One founder says after 50 years, the group's mission of service and supporting women is still relevant.
“When we came up with this idea,” said Ellen Tomlinson Carter. “We had no idea that 50 years later, number one, we’d still be walking on this earth, and number two, that we’d have this many people.”
Although the organization isn't active on campus now, one member said her hope is the anniversary will spark students' interest.
“We are here,” said Micah Forehand. “We’re a young organization. We just made 50 years, but we’re here to stay.”
The organization also announced a $25,000 scholarship fund for students at Winston-Salem State.