From the Committee

The Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Jackson State University National Alumni
Association, Inc. (JSUNAA) will be hosting its 10th annual scholarship fundraiser,
“The Black Winemakers’ Dinner” July 17, 2022, benefiting students at Jackson State
University. Jackson State University (JSU), located in Jackson, MS is an institution
with a distinguished history and a very rich tradition. JSU is a diverse,
technologically advanced four-year university steeped in history and committed to
preparing its students to become global leaders. The DFW Chapter is a part of
JSUNAA is divided into six regions in the United States and consists of fifty-
eight chapters. The DFW Chapter currently represents an alumni base of
approximately 1,800 individuals in the DFW area.

This year, in honor of our chapter’s 40th year, we are kicking off a 40 for 40 Campaign to raise $40,000 for the DFW Chapter’s Scholarship Endowment Fund. Over the years, our Endowment Fund has provided financial support for over 135 students attending Jackson State University. In addition to our endowment, we provide book awards and unmet need scholarships to students that may need assistance bridging a financial gap for school related fees. Partner with us during this special year to continue the legacy of “Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”

We have a continued partnership with the world-renowned Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao as the host restaurant. The evening will consist of a Brazilian churrasco-style meal, select wines from Black-owned vineyards and/or winemakers around the country, and of course Tiger Pride. Ms. Tomekia Reed, Head Coach of JSU Women’s Basketball, will be the guest of honor.

Head Coach of JSU Women’s Basketball

On behalf of the JSUNAA Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter, we invite you to join our efforts as we strive to continue the expansion of scholarship resources for DFW area students. Sponsorship opportunities are available as we welcome your participation in the 2022 Black Winemakers’ Dinner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Again, thank you for the consideration of support for the JSUNAA Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter as we are “Challenging Minds and Changing Lives” through scholarship dollars.

Black Winemakers’ Dinner Committee