Through each purchase, you help to support the higher education of African American students.


 Educational Equity Matters

Throughout high school, I found myself in remedial classes without access to the same opportunities as my fellow students. We were given no tools for success, not even the same books. This educational track limited my ability to showcase my natural intellect and excel academically. Fortunately for me, educational disparity ended there. 


“I finally had the same books as everybody else.”

Though my high school experience stunted my educational growth, I had the opportunity to attend college and thrive. Arriving at Jonson & Wales University was a life changing moment for me. I delighted to discover that I would study from and have access to the same education as everyone else. I would not and will not ever take that opportunity for granted. I excelled in classes and achieved the highest nationwide GPA amongst my Omega Psi Phi fraternity brothers. I even earned the opportunity to become one of the university’s first Black teaching assistants. I believe that when given access to, and provided with equal opportunity, we can all excel. 

“I believe that when provided equal opportunity, we can all excel.”

Booker’s Soul Food Education Fund exists to ensure that every Black student in America receives a quality education without financial barriers or systemic limitations.


How does it work?

On every product sold, the Booker’s Soul Food Education Fund donates to (501c3) charities that support Black education causes and programs throughout America. The fund is managed by the Spartanburg County Foundation, the oldest community foundation in South Carolina.

The Spartanburg County Foundation’s rich history and modern, best practices, management work in harmony to ensure that every dollar spent makes maximum impact on the lives of Black students. 

Donate Directly 

You can also support Booker’s Soul Food Starters in this very important effort through direct contributions to our education fund. The fund is a component fund of The Spartanburg County Foundation.

To give online:

  1. visit 
  2. Under “Find & Choose Your Fund,” type in: Booker’s Soul Food Starters Education Fund
  3. Complete the required fields:
    • Name
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • Street Address
    • Amount
    • Confirm that you are not a robot
    • Click CONTRIBUTE to submit your donation

For gifts by mail, please make your check payable to The Spartanburg County Foundation and be sure to indicate your gift is for the Booker’s Soul Food Starters Education Fund on the memo line.

By mail:    Spartanburg County Foundation
                    424 E. Kennedy St.
                     Spartanburg, SC 29302

The Spartanburg County Foundation is a Charitable Organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501- (c)(3). All contributions are tax deductible and a receipt letter recognizing your gift to the Booker’s Soul Food Starters Education Fund will be mailed from the Spartanburg County Foundation.

Thank you for considering the Booker’s Soul Food Starters Education Fund as you pursue your philanthropic interests.