Women’s Hall of Fame

Eleanor Williams Curry

ELEANOR WILLIAMS CURRY, married 42 years, the mother of 8, grandmother of 17, and great-grandmother of 4, has an amazing record of public service rooted in San mateo County, but extending far beyond its boundaries. Between 1969 and 1974, during the turbulent years of school desegregation, she provided training programs in race relations, crisis intervention, and multi-cultural issues to administrators, parents, and schools on local, state and national levels. Her concern for young people is a constant thread in her life. She founded the Curry Scholarship Fund for Girls, and the Ronald McNair Scholarship Fund for Ravenswood School District, and coordinates the W.C. Sample Scholarship Fund at Pilgrim Baptist Church. As a board member of the United Way of the Bay Area, she facilitated the potentially explosive discussion of the treatment of gay youth in the Boy Scouts. Professionally, she is the Coordinator of the Housing Partners in East Palo Alto for the San Mateo County Dept. Housing Division/Mediation Services. She has been a founding member of the Advisory Council on Women, the Black Women in San Mateo County Government, and co-chair of the Women’s Hall of Fame Award from 1984-1993. Awards include: San Francisco Foundation Award in 1986, and John W. Gardner Distinguished Leadership Award, United Way, in 1992.
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