The Bethune/Height Recognition Program was founded in 1974 and has grown into a great national movement. Its uniqueness comes from the annual opportunity it gives individuals to live the legacy of NCNW’s Founder, Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune by contributing to the work for which she dedicated her life.


Proceeds from the Program help to undergird the vital work of the National Office by broadening and strengthening the financial base that is so crucial to NCNWs survival and its ability to affect much needed change.


The Bethune/Height Recognition Program honors Bethune Achievers (persons who contribute $300.00 or more), Life Members, and Legacy Life Members who contribute, join or upgrade through the Program.


November 2010, during the NCNW 75th Anniversary Convocation, Dr. Barbara L. Shaw, National Chair, officially announced that the Program would be renamed “Bethune/Height Recognition Program” in honor of Dr. Dorothy I. Height, NCNW Chair/President Emerita.

Just Imagine: Celebrating Membership and the Bethune-Height Recognition Program of NCNW National

Due to the national pandemic crisis, and with all due caution for our community, the BHRP event is postponed until 2021. 

Further details in the coming months.

Hosted by the Charlotte Section of the

North Carolina State Coalition.  Enjoy:

  • Awards

  • Centerpiece Contest

  • Dance

  • Food

  • Jazz

  • Song

  • Spoken Word

  • Unique Vendors

You may still join the planning committee

Congratulations to our 2020 Bethune-Height 


Legacy Life-

  • Erma Crowder

  • Brenda Ford

  • Hazel Gipson

  • Aeronia Poole


  • Sarah Simons

Postponed to June 2021

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Charlotte  NC  28215 

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