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 State Coalition BHRP event will be virtual and is planned to coincide with the birthdate of our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune on Saturday, July 10, 2021.  Further details in the coming months.

Hosted by the Charlotte Section and the

North Carolina State BHRP Coalition, the event will be virtual.  Details are forthcoming.

  • Awards

  • Entertainment

  • Networking

  • Presentations

  • Unique Vendors

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Bethune-Height Charlotte achievers:

Legacy Life-

  • Erma Crowder

  • Brenda Ford

  • Hazel Gipson

  • Aeronia Poole


  • Pamela Brown

  • Sarah Simons