Renowned Speaker Nettie Washington Douglass at Foundation of HOPE Fundraiser


The Foundation of HOPE, a non-profit organization in Talbot County established to help women and young girls through economic development and empowerment initiatives, will host nationally renowned speaker Nettie Washington Douglass at their annual fundraiser December 8th at the Milestone Conference Center. The $60 tax deductible donation includes lunch and a copy of the book, A Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.

Ms. Douglass stated Frederick Douglass said, “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at the Foundation of HOPE event in Easton, MD on December 8th. On behalf of the Douglass and Booker T. Washington family, I commend the Foundation of HOPE for all you do to build strong children.

Haythe launched the Foundation of HOPE, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2016 to help Talbot County girls reach their potential. She started the Economic Development and Empowerment Program for sixth grade girls at Easton Middle School to cover such topics as: Building self-esteem, bullying, social media, workforce development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

“Our mission is to help young girls lead productive lives in their communities by providing cultural, social, spiritual and educational development. We believe children are our future and we must prepare them early to be great future leaders,” said President and Founder Keasha Haythe.

The event also includes a silent auction featuring items donated by local businesses in Talbot County.

To register, visit Eventbrite. To learn about the Foundation, visit or contact Haythe at or by calling 410-443-9936.

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