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AACRC Advisory Team

Chair - Ms. Lois B. Wilkins

Lois B. Wilkins was Fundraising chair (2019) and Chair (2020) of the Advisory Board for the African American Cultural Resource Center (AACRC). Ms. Wilkins is the Friends of the Betty J. Johnson Library board representative on the Sarasota County Library affiliation. Ms. Wilkins received a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12) from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL with a concentration in Cello and piano. Ms. Wilkins received an Executive Master of Business Administration from DeVos School of Management at Northwood University, Midland (MI) campus with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Ms. Wilkins is founder, CEO/President of Bright Wilkins Investment Alliance, BWIA, LLC (Real Estate) and BWIA-Michigan, Inc a 501c3 community outreach company. As an active member of the Manasota branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH); A longtime Active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; and Chair of the International Trends and Services facet in Bradenton/Sarasota (Fl) chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Ms. Wilkins enjoys implementing educational programs in the community where she calls home. Ms. Wilkins, and her spouse David G. Wilkins, Sr. relocated to Sarasota, Fl in 2018 from Freeland, Michigan. The Wilkins’ are parents of four adults, and grandparents of one granddaughter.

Other Team Members

Gene Crump
Dave Harralson

Paul Ruffin

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