Dr. Frederick D. Patterson founded the United Negro College Fund in 1944. He and the presidents of the member colleges of the Fund began meeting in 1946 at Holly Knoll, the retirement home of the late Robert Russa Moton. Patterson had established Holly Knoll Associates in 1945 to serve as a conference center for black educators. Their meetings contributed to the growth and reputation of the United Negro College Fund, which aids more than 40 historically black colleges, and provides student scholarships and faculty grants. The fund is known for its motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."
Geographic Location: Gloucester County
Physical Description of Location: Hayes, VA 23072. Located on George Washington Memorial Hwy (Hwy 17), less than 1/5 of a mile south of the junction of George Washington Memorial Hwy (Hwy 17) and Hickory Fork Road. Marker is on the left when traveling south on George Washington Memorial Hwy (Hwy 17).
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