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Ra'Mone F
2037 Madison Street, apt 7
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the project


A survivor of various forms of abuse and tragedies; I often say that by my grandmother raising me, she rescued me. I unexpectedly lost her 6/5/2019. This has taken me through a journey and process that I'm still navigating through. My #1 supporter, protector, and confidante is now my #1 guardian angel and muse. Not only was my Granny a big advocate for education, but specifically books and reading…feeding the brain positively.

She was an avid reader with a plethora of books and raised me to be the exact same. Enduring grief and a period of evolution or rebirth, has been positively affected by how i've chosen to pay homage to her. I am very proud and excited to announce the first of a few things my brand is doing to honor her. A book scholarship in her name. It is specifically for students wanting to further their education at any Historically Black College and University (HBCU).

the steps

Fall semesters start between the middle of August to the beginning of September. The $2,000 for the fall semester will be given out by the middle of August '22 and the $2,000 for the Spring semester would be given out the beginning of January '23. The applicants will submit an application, which includes an essay and the winners will be chosen by a committee. The committee has already been chosen. 

why we're doing it

While digital or e-books offer convenience, they ensure that every student will pay full price, every time. Students can no longer save money by sharing, buying used hard copies or renting their textbooks. Today, with the pivot to online learning, students almost always have to buy access codes for temporary access to LMS-integrated course materials, assignments, and other critical resources needed to complete an online class. Schools with “inclusive access” have made it mandatory. And while publishers selling e-books and online course materials to students do not have to pay the costs of printing, binding, and shipping textbooks, the prices continue to stay the same or increase.

Tru Phoenix Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to Enriching The Youth One Child At A Time.  One of the focal points is to provide minority youth with an outlet and a muse; along with enhancing their sense of direction and strong support system, which will aid them in achieving a future that is sufficient to their full needs and potential. This scholarship will aid students by easing some of the financial burdens that comes with pursuing an education. one of the main reasons individuals do not pursue their education is due to financial hurdles. With the cost of books being what they are, this scholarship will lighten that load. 


Disbursed Budget:

TOTAL RAISED = $2,100.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $63.00

Original Budget:

The Amanda B. Fluellen Book Scholarship award is:

$500 to be awarded to 4 high school seniors for the fall semester and $500 to be awarded to 4 high school seniors for the spring semester.

That equates to $2000 to be given out for the Fall Semester (August '22) and $2000 to be given out for the Spring Semester (January '23). 

Announcement, we have received our 501c3 status! We are updating our budget since we no longer need to account for a fiscal sponsor. 

Updated Budget: 

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Original budget: 

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $217
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised.



So excited and grateful. With 61 days left, we have 100% of what we need for the upcoming fall semester and over 50% of our overall goal! 


82% of our Fall goal has been reached and 41% of our overall goal has been reached! I am so grateful to everyone who has supported our foundation's scholarship fund! #EnrichingTheYouthOneChildAtATime

Progress Is Continuing - THANK YOU ALL

70% of our fall semester goal is achieved; 35% of our overall goal is achieved. We are progressing well - thank you folks!


25% of our goal has been reached! We are very appreciative to all of our supporters. Plenty of time left and much more work to do. Thanks  to all!


~Tru Phoenix Foundation, Inc. 

Progress & Gratitude

We are so grateful for the support that everyone has shown so far, for the Amanda B. Fluellen Scholarship fund. These past 30 days was a soft launch for the scholarship and thanks to your support we have already raised almost $1,000. With the support already received in the first month, we are confident that we will reach our goal. To those who will be supporting the scholarship fund, with a donation, we want to humbly thank everyone in advance for their support.


~Tru Phoenix Foundation, Inc. 

Status Update

We at Tru Phoenix Foundation, Inc. are so excited to share the news that as of 2/5/2022, we have officially received our 501c3 status! Thanks to everyone for all of your support and we are greatly looking forward to the future.


~Tru Phoenix Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors


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