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Dorothy Kathleen Maddox Draper was born in Chester, PA. Dottie, as she was affectionately known, was educated in Chester public schools and graduated from Chester High School. She attended West Chester University where she received a Bachelors degree in Music and later, her Masters degree in Childhood Education. She spent over 35 years teaching children in the classroom before she retired. While at WCU, Dorothy became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and was a charter member of the Chester chapter, Tau Delta Omega. She continued to lend her support to her loving Sorority throughout the years.
After retirement, Dottie used her gifts as an educator to inspire and encourage others as an Assistant Librarian at the J. Lewis Crozer Library. In addition, she tutored and taught piano from her home providing lessons for the novice as well as more experienced students. Dorothy was a lifetime member of Thomas M. Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church, and remained active even through much of her illness. She faithfully and diligently served her church as Elder, Trustee and Usher. She chaired several church committees including Evangelism, Stewardship, and Woman's Day and was a member of several choirs.
She was actively engaged in Sunday School, Bible Study, Vacation Bible School and the TMT Youth Group, joyfully dedicating her time, talents and gifts wherever she felt God's call.
Dottie lived a life of service and kindness. The wide range of how she touched people lives span from the outreach of sending greeting cards to individual church members - to organizing school trips and picnics - to volunteering her time to help with clothes and food drives - being a Chester High School Band Parent - and in many other ways. Dorothy loved music of all genres and people from all walks of life. She was a Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Godmother, Daughter, Friend and Mentor. A strong woman, a leader, a "go-getter", and all who crossed her path were touched by her loving kindness.
Dorothy Kathleen Maddox Draper, passed away peacefully in 2021.
DMDMF, Inc. was created in 2021. We are a non-profit organization founded to continue Dorothy's legacy of caring & kindness. The work that she has done shows in every one of her students. She was an excellent teacher who reached out to many and our Foundation wants to do the same.
At THE DOROTHY MADDOX DRAPER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC., our vision starts with giving back through community engagement, teaching & learning and annual scholarships to help cushion the financial burden of a college education. We will help students, who want to become Educators, and those who have a natural love and passion for Music, to achieve their future goal of successfully completing a college education.
We will follow Dorothy's qualities, of giving and kindness. This foundation was established to educate and assist our community. Not for Profit, but, totally from the heart, we are committed to raise funds to invest in a future and give a helping hand. We will sponsor educational seminars to raise awareness and assist in learning and applying life's lessons for success, provide a safe environment for change and provide scholarships to students in underserved, rural, urban areas for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501c (3) of the internal revenue code.
Every year, we intend to support qualifying students fund their college career. We will assist our community through giving and service, teaching and learning opportunities. Our goal is working together, being kind and making a difference in someone's life. Every coin helps and is appreciated.
Scholarships in the areas of music and education to students graduating from schools in underserved, rural, urban areas and for charitable purposes.
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